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Conference: "Empirical Bioethics: Emerging Trends for the 2st Century"
Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 - Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
Location: Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center


Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) and the Ethics Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, this conference will bring together local and national experts on the topic of bioethics to discuss cutting-edge research defining the ethical framework guiding clinical and translational studies. 

Keynote speaker Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present "Ethics and Evidence: What Data Can and Cannot Do for Bioethics.”  

Featured presenters on Day 2 are Peter Ubel, MD, professor, Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, and Rebecca Pentz, PhD, professor of research ethics with the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine.

A sampling of additional presentation topics include:
  • Returning children’s genomic data research results to parents.
  • Vaccine decision aids.
  • Informed consent in pediatric cancer research.
  • Measuring voluntary consent in parents with seriously ill children.
  • Influences of financial interest disclosures in the informed consent process.
  • Community consultation in studies involving exception to informed consent.
Continuing medical education credits, psychology ethics credits, and social work values and ethics clock hours are available. Registration is required by Feb. 15, 2013.

For more information:

Contact Bettie Durant at 513-803-2610 or

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The fee for the conference is $100, which includes a reception for attendees (day 1), meals (day 2) and parking.

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