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March 27, 2015

A Moratorium on Gene Editing?

Gregory E. Kaebnick
March 27, 2015

How to Get A Head in Life

Note: The Bioethics Program blog will be moving to its new home on April 1, 2015. Be sure to change your bookmarks to http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/blog/ by Bonnie Steinbock, Bioethics Program Faculty An Italian scientist, Sergio Canavero, claims that he is two years away from performing the world’s first human head transplant, in which the head of one person would […]
March 27, 2015

California PAS Bill Passes State Senate Committee

That’s the page 1 story in my local paper this morning (Thursday, March 26).  The California State Senate Health Committee passed SB 128 by a 6-2 margin.  The debate was accompanied by the usual testimonials, including one videotaped by Brittany Maynard before her suicide. Opponents raised appropriate arguments against the bill.  Perhaps the key statement was made by Dr. Warren Fong, president of the Medical... // Read More »
March 26, 2015

Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On

Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On

In 2015 it will be 10 years since the adoption of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR). To mark this important anniversary, QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research is pleased to invite you to Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On.
The conference will be hosted by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point campus in Brisbane from 27-28 July 2015.
The conference will provide a forum for scholars and policy makers to discuss and present on the progress achieved through the IHR to date, and the important work yet to be done.
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University, USA.
Themes to be discussed at the conference include:
  1. Development of IHR core capacities
  2. Regulatory responses
  3. Securitisation of infectious disease outbreaks
  4. Human rights
Papers from all disciplines and areas of expertise are welcome.

For further information please visit http://ihr2015.com/

If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please contact us at: ihr2015@qut.edu.au.

For updates on the conference follow @HealthLawQUT
Official conference hashtag: #IHR2015
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March 26, 2015

Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation - 2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop

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The Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s (II&M) 2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop, titled “Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation,” will be held June 5-7, 2015, at the University of Chicago.

Co-sponsored by the American Islamic College, the 3-day workshop will provide an in-depth conceptual introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics and examine the practical and theological ethics of organ donation in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective. 
A brochure is downloadable here.  

March 26, 2015

Celebrating Colorful Language

I realize that I do not have the most focused blog in the world. Some people blog about nothing other than, say, capital punishment or new developments in whiskey. I write about psychology, behavioral economics, ethics, the doctor-patient relationship, health … Continue reading

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March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Obamacare!

Note: The Bioethics Program blog will be moving to its new home on April 1, 2015. Be sure to change your bookmarks to http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/blog/ by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership This week, before a crowd of students attending the obligatory Monday morning convocation at Liberty University, Ted Cruz announced that he was […]
March 26, 2015

Bioethics Commission Releases Final Neuroscience Report as Part of BRAIN Initiative: Focuses on Controversial Topics that Must be Addressed if Neuroscience is to Progress and be Applied Ethically

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today released Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2), the second of its two volume report in response to President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative related charge. The President requested that the Bioethics Commission consider the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research […]
March 25, 2015

U.S. Science Teachers Are “Cautious” When Teaching Evolution

<p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">A 2005 study conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported that 64% of Americans support teaching creationism alongside evolution in U.S. public schools while only 26% opposed this idea (1). Moreover, 38% of Americans preferred that creationism be taught instead of evolution. The decisions of several court cases explain that there is no room for teaching intelligent design and creationism in high school biology or other classes. Intelligent design, creationism, and many of its alternative theories should be excluded in public school science education because it serves to legitimize religious based ideologies as though they were scientifically grounded theories. In addition to the legal rulings, State governments emphasize evolution as a central theme in the instruction of science, but vary in the amount of detail and importance the offer schools and teachers (2). Yet despite the emphasis on evolution from State boards and court rulings, U.S. science teachers seem cautious when teaching evolution.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">In 2007, two political scientists Drs. Michael B. Berkman and Eric Plutzer in the Department of Political Science at Penn State University published a landmark study examining the teaching of evolution and creationism in U.S. public schools. Of the 938 teachers that participated (48% response rate), 17% did not cover human evolution (as opposed to covering evolution of non-human animals) while 60% spent one to five hours of class time. Of the teachers that discussed evolution as part of their pedagogy, only 23% strongly agreed that evolution is a unifying theme in their biology or life science classes (2). </span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><span style="font-size: 11.1999998092651px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"><strong style="color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;">The Alden March Bioethics Institute offers a Master of Science in Bioethics, a Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, and Graduate Certificates in Clinical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation. For more information on AMBI's online graduate programs, please visit our <a style="color: #000099; text-decoration: underline;" href="/Academic/bioethics/index.cfm">website</a>.</strong><span style="color: #34405b; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.0400009155273px;"> </span></span></p>
March 25, 2015

Podcast on the Challenge of De-adoption

Here is a podcast I participated in, put out by folks at GWU. A quickish interview on the challenge of getting doctors to stop doing things they ought to stop doing. You can also listen to it on iTunes, or … Continue reading

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