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April 24, 2019

Symposium on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Learning Health Systems

When: November 6, 2019 – November 7, 2019 all-day
Where: University of Michigan

The ELSI-LHS symposium is an interdisciplinary event that provides an opportunity for collaboration and learning among colleagues with diverse perspectives on ELSI-LHS, including technical infrastructure, informatics, medicine, public health, community engagement, law, ethics, and social science. The theme of the 2019 ELSI-LHS symposium is Precision Medicine and … Read More

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April 12, 2019

The Science and Ethics of Human/Animal Chimera Research

When: May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, TMEC 227, 260 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Stem cell-based human/animal chimera research involves the transfer of human stem cells into animal hosts at various stages of development. The purpose of this research is to introduce localized human biological characteristics into laboratory animals to advance stem cell science, … Read More

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March 29, 2019

Defining Moments in Pediatric Bioethics: Future Insights From Past Controversies

When: July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019 all-day
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98121

Some medical cases not only test our beliefs and principles as pediatric caregivers but also exemplify the vital need for bioethics as a discipline. This conference will examine the historic pediatric cases that have captured the attention of the public … Read More

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March 27, 2019

Biohacking and Cyborg Rights: Coping with Promise & Peril

When: April 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: University of Minnesota, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union

This is a free lecture and webcast. Do-it-yourself (DIY) biologists set up home labs in garages and spare bedrooms, or use community lab spaces, to play with plasmids, yeast, and tools like CRISPR. Some members of this community insert magnets, RFID … Read More

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March 27, 2019

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

When: April 26, 2019 all-day
Where: New York University Center for Bioethics

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have the potential to dramatically improve health outcomes for patients by analyzing enormous amounts of data, identifying patterns and predicting results. To succeed, though, these systems need access to personal and group health data and use … Read More

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March 27, 2019

20th Asian Bioethics Conference

When: November 22, 2019 all-day
Where: Dhaka, Bangladesh, DGHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka

20th Asian Bioethics Conference (ABC20) will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS) in the cooperation with Asian Bioethics Association (ABA) and Eubios Ethics Institute, Thailand, New Zeeland’s and Japan. It provides opportunity for all scholars … Read More

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March 20, 2019

CBHD 26 Annual Summer Conference – Taking Care: Perspectives at the End of Life

When: June 20, 2019 – June 22, 2019 all-day
Where: Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

Join us for our 26th annual conference, Taking Care: Perspectives for the End of Life. Distinguished speakers examine foundational concepts and bioethical considerations related to death, dying, and end-of-life care and decision-making. Plenary sessions focus on theological foundations, contemporary cultural practices … Read More

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March 20, 2019

Controlling Death? The Policies, Practices, and Ethics of Choosing when We Die

When: April 11, 2019 – April 12, 2019 all-day
Where: Harvard Medical School Campus, Boston, MA, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115

This two-day conference will explore ethical, legal, and clinical aspects of evolving practices of euthanasia and physician-assisted death. How ought we to think about the choices of determining the time and manner of death for our loved ones, our patients, … Read More

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March 20, 2019

Science, Ethics, and Deception: A Study of Medications, Placebos, and Labeling in Acute Episodic Migraine

When: March 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot Room, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115

This month, Professor Ted Kaptchuk will present the results of a randomized control trial for patients with acute episodic migraines. The trial, conducted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, provided a medication and an identical-appearing placebo intervention with the … Read More

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March 20, 2019

Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making

When: June 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Commerce Court West, 5th Floor, 30 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1L5

Neurotechnology is advancing at an astonishing pace which will bring massive benefits to people disadvantaged by disease, disability or injury. But where we rely on neurotechnology to enable communication, the stakes are high. Experts from industry, academia and legal professions … Read More

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