Paris, France, June 17, 18, 19, 2015
“Clinical Neuroethics: Bench to Bedside”
Recognizing that the most important goal of Neuroscience is to improve patient care, the meeting will convene neuroscientists, physicians, and ethicists, to address the complex neuroethics dilemmas posed by actual clinical cases. The cases will be drawn from a variety of areas including: genetics, disorders of consciousness, invasive and non-invasive technologies, disease diagnosis, prediction, issues of consent and coercion, addiction and anti-social behavior, as well as special issues of children and adolescents.
For information and registration please click on www.icmbioethics.com
Space is limited and on a first come basis.
For general inquiry contact Tomi Kushner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intensive European Bioethics Course “Ethics of Pediatric Research”
Padova, Italy, May 18-20, 2015
The Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, and the Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, announce the advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Ethics of Pediatric Research’.
Of all types of research involving human subjects, research on children is the one which has undergone the most profound evolution: from the initial banning to prevent any exploitation of vulnerable subjects, to the widespread recognition of the need for this research in order to grant children treatments and drugs that have been specifically tested for that population. As a consequence of the moral and epistemological justification of pediatric research, the number of studies involving children is rapidly increasing all around the world. This phenomenon requires however the refinement of the traditional moral requirements of biomedical research (especially informed consent and risk assessment) in order to adapt them to the specific characteristics of children. Furthermore, these traditional moral requirements must be re-thought to deal with the ethical challenges posed by new research developments such as, for example, pediatric genetic research. This challenge must be taken up by all people involved in pediatric research (especially members of Research Ethics Committees) who wish to promote excellence in research while granting children the necessary protection, avoiding the risk that economical pressure compromises the moral and scientific soundness of the studies.
Contents of the course include: (1) the evolution of the debate on the ethics of pediatric research; (2) scientific and methodological requirements of pediatric research; (3) normative requirements of research with children; (4) the issue of risk in pediatric research; (5) consent and assent in pediatric research; (6) ethical and social issues in vaccine research with children, in pediatric transplantation research and in pediatric genetic research. As to the methods, the course will combine lectures, group discussions and workshops. Course activities and materials are in English.
Our faculty includes: Maurizio Bonati (Mario Negri Institute, Italy), Mara Cananzi (Padova University Hospital, Italy), Dena Davis (Lehigh University, USA), Carlo Giaquinto (University of Padova, Italy), Enrico Furlan (University of Padova, Italy), Mariassunta Piccinni (University of Padova, Italy), Tatjana Poplazarova (GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Belgium), Alessio Vedovetto (Padova University Hospital, Italy).
The course should be of interest for: health professionals working with children; children’s health investigators; members of Research Ethics Committees (or IRBs); members of Research Institutions; government policy makers and legislators.
Location: Sala delle Edicole, University of Padova, Italy.
Price: The course fee is 400 € (250 € for university students and PhD candidates).
The deadline to register is May 10, 2015.
International Bioethics Summer School in Manhattan, NYC
Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) invites students worldwide to attend its first International Bioethics Summer School in New York City (June 15-July 18, 2015)
Call for Applications
For more information: see attachment and http://summerschool.globalbioethics.org/