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04/09/2014

Bioethics Commission to Host Webinar Demonstrating Educational Modules

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is committed to developing resources to improve bioethics education. On Thursday, April 24, 2014 the Bioethics Commission will hold a public webinar demonstrating and discussing how the educational modules developed by the Commission and based on Commission reports can be applied in a variety of traditional and non-traditional educational settings.

The Bioethics Commission’s topic-based educational modules are designed to be flexible to support multiple approaches and subject areas. During the webinar, participants will see how one of these topics might be taught in three different educational settings: a philosophy course, an undergraduate science course, and a law school lunch-and-learn venue.

Presenters will draw from the Informed Consent Background and Informed Consent in Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing modules, all of which are available at www.bioethics.gov/education. They will demonstrate how these materials can be adapted to fit into science and law curricula and be used to update a syllabus for a course covering philosophical aspects of bioethics.

“The Bioethics Commission is committed to ensuring that future scientists, public health professionals, and health care providers are able to identify ethically challenging situations, to make ethically sound decisions in response to these situations, and to seek and receive the support they need to do so,” said Executive Director Lisa M. Lee, Ph.D., M.S.

The Bioethics Commission continues to develop educational materials that can be incorporated into education and training at all levels. Educational materials are posted to www.bioethics.gov/education as they become available.

For more information and to register for the April 24 webinar visit http://bioethics.gov/node/3454.

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