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December 19, 2017

Looking for the Psychosocial Impacts of Genomic Information

When: February 26, 2018 – February 27, 2018 all-day
Where: The Faculty House, Columbia University, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027, USA

For the last quarter century, researchers have been asking whether genomic information might have negative psychosocial effects. Anxiety, depression, disrupted relationships, and heightened stigmatization have all been posited as possible outcomes—but not consistently found.  At this conference, we will ask … Read More

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December 14, 2017

Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 2018 Annual Meeting

When: April 26, 2018 – April 28, 2018 all-day
Where: Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel and The Grand Historic Venue, 222 St Paul Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

The 6th annual Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Conference will be held April 26 – 28, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of the conference will be: “Resilience-The intersection with professionalism” Participants … Read More

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November 30, 2017

Revolutionizing the Delivery of Health Care

When: December 8, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room, 25 Shattuck St, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, but high spending often does not translate into improved outcomes, particularly in comparison to health systems in other countries. Are there policies that could help redirect the U.S. … Read More

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November 14, 2017

2018 Pellegrino Young Scholars’ Essay Prize Call for Papers

When: January 12, 2018 all-day

An important feature of this year’s Annual Pellegrino Symposium sponsored by the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University will be the Pellegrino Young Scholars’ Prize. We invite graduate students, professional students and post-doctoral fellows to submit essays addressing … Read More

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November 14, 2017

Visualizing Data on Clinical Trials: Can It Help IRBs Fulfill Their Social Mission?

When: November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center 227, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

The focus of research ethics oversight tends to be on the properties of an individual protocol. However, some of the core judgments in ethics review  —      such as a study’s social and scientific value require that a protocol be … Read More

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October 27, 2017

Contemporary Authors in Bioethics – Professor Sheila Jasanoff Discusses Her Book The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future

When: November 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center 227, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has published more than 120 articles and book chapters and authored numerous books. Her book, Science at the Bar: … Read More

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October 27, 2017

Of ‘Gods and Monsters’: Shelley’s Frankenstein Two Hundred Years On

When: April 19, 2018 – April 21, 2018 all-day
Where: Union University, Jackson, TN, USA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College, and author of Prophets of the Posthuman: American Literature, Biotechnology and the Ethics of Personhood (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2013). Dr. Bieber Lake is also … Read More

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