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Intensive Bioethics Course

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics will host its 17th annual Intensive Bioethics Course June 2-8, 1991 at Georgetown University.

The course is an in-depth study of ethical theory and the application of ethical principles to selected problems in health care and biomedical research. Participants will attend lectures and take part in small-group discussions oriented primarily toward case studies.

The fee of $1,400 covers tuition, textbooks and other course materials, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, the Sunday evening welcome reception and the Friday evening banquet. Lodging and dinners Monday through Thursday are not included.

Physicians attending the course will receive 26 hours of Continuing Medical Education Category I credit; nurses will receive 2.6 Continuing Education Units.

Applications to attend the course should be sent to Dr. LeRoy Walters, Director, Center for Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057. Please enclose a copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.

Ethical Issues in Research Conference

Fidia Research Foundation will sponsor a symposium on "Ethical Issues in Research" at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on April 29-30, 1991. The purpose of the exchange will be an examination of the ethical issues relating to authorship, conflict of interest, scientific response to external pressures, use of embryos and fetuses and use of animals in research. For further information, contact: Fidia Research Foundation, 1640 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 2, Washington, DC 20007; tel. 202337-7185. [End Page 91]

Annual Congress of Health Care Ethics Committees

The International Bioethics Institute and The Hastings Center will present a congress of health care ethics committees (HECs). The Congress will feature two days of intensive workshops, presentations by leading figures in the field, and a display of educational resources for HECs. Open forum discussions led by noted experts will provide an opportunity to discuss critical issues, as well as to launch a national HEC network.

The Congress will be held April 5-7, 1991 at the Nikko Hotel, San Francisco, CA. For further information, please call 415-564-1148.

Student Paper Competition

The Society for Health and Human Values is sponsoring a competition for the best student written paper on the ethical, legal, and social implications of intergenerational issues in health care. The winner will present the paper at the student interest group session during the Society for Health and Human Values annual meeting in St. Louis, MO, October 10-13, 1991 and will also receive $200. Submissions should not exceed 10 type-written, double-spaced pages and must be postmarked by June 1, 1991. For eligibility and submission requirements, contact Sarah Vaughan Brakman at: Center for Ethics, Medicine and Public Issues, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030; tel. 713-798-3511. [End Page 92]



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