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UC and Children’s host bioethics conference April 11-12

Research conference to address today’s most pressing biomedical research issues

Registration is now open for the upcoming two-day bioethics conference “Pushing the Boundaries: Scientific Innovation and Biomedical Ethics” on April 11-12, 2019 at Sabin Hall in Liberty Township (adjacent to Children’s Liberty Campus).

Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, Cincinnati Children’s Ethics Center and the UC Office of Research, the conference will bring together clinicians, scientists and clinical and research ethicists to reflect on the impact of new developments in preclinical and clinical research affecting people’s health. It will also address ways cutting-edge research may be influenced by various ethical, moral, legal and scientific viewpoints.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leading faculty, clinicians and researchers, including several presenters from UC and Cincinnati Children’s, and participate in conversations surrounding the ethics and innovation of timely topics such as regenerative medicine, organ transplantation, right-to-try clinical care, alternative study designs and tissue preservation.

Keynote presenters will include:

  • Sarah Chan, PhD, co-director, Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law at University of Edinburgh, who will present “Regenerative Medicine: Navigating the Landscape of Emerging Treatments.”
  • Alex John London, PhD, Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy and Director of Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, who will present “Innovation, Rigor and the Best Interests of Study Participants: Can We Have it All?”
  • David Magnus, PhD, Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, who will present “Facing the Changing Ethical Landscape in Organ Transplantation.”

“This conference is often the very first to deal with important translational topics each year, often right out of the news, and includes the informed perspectives of cutting edge researchers, leading bioethicists and world-class clinicians,” says Richard Ittenbach, PhD, a research professor of pediatrics at UC and chair of the conference.

Conference registration includes guest reception (Day 1) and meals (Days 1 and 2). CME/CNE credits also available. Additional information and online registration can be found at cincinnatichildrens.org/bioethics-conference.

  • Register by March 31, 2019: $100
  • Register after April 1, 2019: $130
  • Full time students: $30 (Limited to 25 students)
  • Fellows/Residents: $60