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This fall, Emory University will host the Fourth National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference. Our conference will build upon the successes of the previous undergraduate bioethics conferences, offering new perspectives on bioethics, and allowing undergraduates to interact closely with renowned bioethicists as well each other.
The field of bioethics has largely developed in response to the increasingly difficult ethical dilemmas that have accompanied advances in biomedical technology and changes in healthcare policy. Other issues in bioethics, however, such as the interaction of science, religion and culture, or ecological and environmental perspectives, have received less attention. Our conference aims to explore these often overlooked issues within the framework of biomedical ethics. In doing so, we hope to better ground bioethics by extending it beyond the biomedical field, and placing it in the larger context of science, ethics, and society.
In addition to featuring keynote addresses, large panel discussions, and small discussion groups, our conference will offer a hands-on, interactive experience, involving field trips to sites in the Atlanta area that are on the cutting edge of bioethics. Such sites, ranging from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Yerkes Regional Primate Center, will add an exciting new element to the conference.
Students from around the world, in both science and non-science areas of study, are encouraged to attend.
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For more information contact: Bioethics 2001
Last Update: March 1, 2001