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Updating ethical guidelines for biomedical engineering

New treatments and technologies emerging from the field of biomedical research have prompted demands for updated ethical guidelines. The Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, April 1-3, 2011, will bring together biomedical engineers, clinicians, research scientists, philosophers, lawyers, students and industry representatives to discuss the design and implementation of new policies and interventions to guide emerging biomedical technologies, biomedical research, bioengineering, and medical practice.

The conference will include keynote lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by invited speakers and individuals selected from submitted abstracts. Featured highlighted topics include recent advances in (i) regenerative medicine and (ii) nanotechnology and (iii) ethical issues in dentistry.

WHAT: A Scientific Conference: The Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering

WHO: Conference Chair Subrata Saha, PhD, Director, Musculoskeletal Research and Research Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Keynote Speakers Eli A. Friedman, MD, MACP, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology, SUNY Downstate;

Charles N. Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc, Herman Robert Fox Dean, NYU College of Dentistry;

Janice Graham, PhD, Scientific Director of the Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit and the Qualitative Research Commons & Studio, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

WHEN & WHERE: Registration and Reception: Friday, April 1, 5:00 pm 8:00 pm The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333, Adams Street, Brooklyn

Technical Sessions:

Saturday, April 2 | 7:30 am 6:30 pm, followed by banquet.
Sunday, April 3 | 8:00 am 5:45 pm
Pfizer Auditorium, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, University, 5 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn


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New York Academy of Sciences

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