Commission to Host Webinar on Advancing Bioethics Education




Thursday, September 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm ET



Introducing New Bioethics Education Materials from the

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues




Recognizing the need for improvement in bioethics education for scientific and medical professionals, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has developed a set of educational materials to support teaching of bioethics ideas, principles, and theories at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Join us for this introductory webinar where we will review the materials and discuss their potential application in existing curricula for both traditional and nontraditional educational settings.

The materials are based on real-life ethical challenges addressed by the Bioethics Commission, including its investigation into the 1940s U.S. Public Health Service STD research in Guatemala, and how to advance whole genome sequencing while protecting individuals' privacy.

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 morally sound decisions in response to these situations, and to seek and receive the support they need to do so.

All education materials will be made freely available at starting September 6, 2013.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Bioethics Commission advises the President on bioethical issues arising from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. 





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