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September 19, 2018

Disclosure and Apology After Medical Error and Adverse Events

When: October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Online Workshop

An error in care. You are about to walk in to disclose it.  Speaking with patients or their families after a medical error or an adverse medical event is one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging conversations any clinician … Read More

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September 14, 2018

Ethical Challenges of Phase 1 Clinical Trials

When: September 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot Room, Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Research that involves phase I clinical trials raise particular ethical challenges, especially trials that involve novel therapies being tested in humans for the first time. This month, we will discuss ethical challenges around a phase 1 clinical trial in Rennes, … Read More

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September 14, 2018

Drug$: The Price We Pay (Movie Screening)

When: September 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner J.K. Simmons, “DRUG$” is a feature-length documentary about the soaring price of medicines in the U.S., featuring interviews with academics, patients, advocates and political leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a … Read More

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September 14, 2018

Contemporary Authors in Bioethics Series featuring Charlene Galarneau

When: September 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Tosteson Medical Education Center 227, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Join Dr. Robert Truog for a discussion with “Communities of Health Care Justice ” author Charlene Galarneau. The Contemporary Authors in Bioethics series brings together authors and the community to discuss books that explore new and developing topics in the … Read More

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September 14, 2018

Reclaiming a Sense of Common Humanity: A Chinese Vision for Transcultural and Global Bioethics

When: September 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: TMEC 106, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Join us for a special bioethics public forum with Jing-Bao Nie on “Reclaiming a Sense of Common Humanity: A Chinese Vision for Transcultural and Global Bioethics.” Jing-Bao Nie was trained originally as a physician in Chinese medicine in China. He … Read More

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August 29, 2018

Genome Editing: Why Ethics Matter

When: September 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: UNESCO Paris, France, Room XI

Recent developments in gene editing techniques, including the much discussed CRISPR-Cas9 technique, have made the editing of specific gene sequences of any living organism much easier, faster and cheaper. These techniques are being rapidly applied in various areas related to … Read More

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August 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: Reflection on its complexity and impact on our society

When: September 11, 2018 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: UNESCO Paris, France, Room XI

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based technologies have risen to the forefront of public discussion, including at the level of the United Nations, due their potential impacts on society. The global conversation on the possible transformations has been driven to a considerable extent … Read More

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August 16, 2018

Clinical Ethics Symposium: Conscientious Objection

When: November 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Medicine has allowed for a few to conscientiously object to providing services, like performing abortions, for people who have religious or moral objections. There isn’t any formal training on how to deal with conscientious objectors and what objects are actually … Read More

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July 26, 2018

CitSci2019: Growing Our Family Tree

When: March 13, 2019 – March 17, 2019 all-day
Where: Marriott Raleigh City Center, Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA

In 2019, we celebrate and explore the deep roots and broad branches that form the strong core of this field. Join us in the City of Oaks to connect with other leaders and learners from many backgrounds. We deepen our … Read More

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July 17, 2018

2019 Conference on Medicine and Religion – “My Pain is Always With Me:” Medicine and Faithful Responses to Suffering Call for Abstracts

When: October 18, 2018 all-day

We invite abstracts for 75-minute panel and workshop sessions, 15-minute paper presentations (with 10-minutes for discussion), and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion, including but not limited to the conference theme.  We also invite student … Read More

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