Conference considers the bioethics of biomedicine
Our genetics education centre GENIE is hosting a conference today on Ethical aspects of innovations in biomedicine. The event is a collaboration with the STEM team from the Higher Education Academy and continues a series of events organised by the HEA’s now defunct Centre for Bioscience. The CfB ran an event on research ethics last May and one on environmental ethics 18 months before that.
Today’s conference aims to “tackle issues associated with emerging technologies in biomedicine”. Dr Mark Goodwin from our Department of Genetics will present a workshop on ‘The “ethics committee”: a practical approach to introducing biomedical ethics’ and there are also contributions from bioethics experts from the Universities of Lincoln, Exeter and UEA. The day concludes with a ‘swapshop session’ during which delegates can present short, informal contributions to their colleagues.
Dr Chris Willmott from our Department of Biochemistry is one of the organisers and will be tweeting about the event during the day. Chris leads the Bioethics in the UK Curriculum research project and also has his on blog on the subject, BioethicsBytes.