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Upcoming Webinars


Wednesday Aug 21st, 2019—4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sex and gender: Binaries or bimodal?
Melissa Wilson, PhD
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Understanding sex as a biological variable (SABV) is now considered one of the top priorities of the National Institutes of Health, spanning all institutes. This is because for most of clinical genetics, only one sex was studied, and now drugs, treatments, and therapies are failing at higher proportions in the unstudied (or understudied) sex, typically women. Layering on top of this, is the recognition that sex chromosomes, reproductive hormones, and gender identity all play unique rolls in both how disease manifests, and how patients are treated. Dr. Wilson leads the discussion on sex and gender in human health. 

Melissa Wilson, PhD is a computational evolutionary biologist whose main research interests include sex-biased biology. She studies the evolution of sex chromosomes (X and Y in mammals), why mutation rates differ between males and females, and how changes in population history affect the sex chromosomes differently than the non-sex chromosomes. Generally she studies mammals and regularly engages the public in discussions about the difference between sex and gender, the importance (or not) of genetic inheritance, and understanding evolution.

Dr. Wilson is one of the authors of the recently published article: "The Pregnancy Pickle: Evolved Immune Compensation Due to Pregnancy Underlies Sex Differences in Human Diseases"


Friday Sep 13th, 2019—9:00am to 4:00pm
ABN Annual Conference
ABN
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In lieu of our September webinar, ABN is hosting its 8th Annual Conference entitled "Current Controversies in Bioethics." Join us at Banner Baywood Hospital as we learn about the ethical issues and current controversies in bioethics. We'll spend the day exploring the bioethical controversies in the news. What or who determines if "Do Not Resuscitate" orders should be honored for a patient with dementia? What are the ethical stances to medical assistance in dying? What can we foresee as issues when artificial intelligence takes a prominent place in medicine? Should your genomic data be collected and used in a public space? We hope you'll join us to hear from experts in their fields and share with them. Registration fee of $50 includes lunch. Students and residents pay a discount fee of $25. Full agenda and link to registration form is here.


Wednesday Oct 16th, 2019—4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Ethics of Uterine Transplantation
Hilary Mabel, JD
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On July 9, the Cleveland Clinic announced a successful birth by a woman who had received a uterine transplant from a deceased donor. Now that it has been proven successful, we ask Hilary Mabel, JD, from the Cleveland Clinic to lead us in a discussion of the ethics of the procedure. We know we can do it, but should we continue to do it? 

This webinar will not be recorded at the request of Ms. Mabel, so register today to participate!

News and Events


Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference

Thursday Apr 11th, 2019 to Friday Apr 12th, 2019
8:30am to 5:30pm

Controlling Death: The policies, practices, and ethics of choosing when we die"This two-day conference will explore ethical, legal, and clinical aspects of evolving practices of euthanasia and physician-assisted death. How ought we to think about the choices of determining the time and manner of death for our loved ones, our patients, and ourselves? How should the health and legal professions respond to these rapidly evolving practices and choices? "

ASBH 2018 Annual Conference

Thursday Oct 18th, 2018 to Sunday Oct 21st, 2018
8:00am to 12:00pm

The 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities will be held October 18-21, 2018 in Anahiem, CA.  For the full conference theme, full session descriptions and travel/hotel information, please visit the ASBH website at the link above.

The Ethics of Medical Intervention for Transgender Youth

Saturday Sep 29th, 2018
6:30pm to 9:30pm

El Rio Community Center in Tucson is  hosting a symposium on the ethics of medical intervention for Transgender Youth facilitated by nationally recognized expert speakers.  El Rio has rapidly expanded services to transgendered youth in our community through the leadership of Drs. Cronyn and Kurtzman and others, the Center wanted to host a forum for clinical staff and support staff both at El Rio and throughout Tucson that gives time to explore and discuss concerns regarding hormonal treatment, fertility and other issues in a pediatric population.Please RSVP by the Eventbrite hyperlinkCME/CEU credit will be available. For more information, see the attached flyer 

Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona

Friday Aug 17th, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm

Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona Save the Date! Join us on August 17 at the Peaks in Flagstaff for a timely examination of the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona. We'll learn from a group of experts from public health, pharmacy, behavioral health, pain management, primary and palliative care, and patients at the summer workshop, especially as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act is enacted in 2019. Join us for the "Happy Hour" networking during the evening of the 16th as you enjoy the cool weather of Flagstaff and stay after the event on the 17th to mingle with speakers, panelists and attendees. The cost to attend is $25.00 and includes lunch. Credit cards will be accepted on site. RSVP Today!

Yale University Summer Programs

Monday Jun 4th, 2018
4:00pm

The Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in BioethicsThe Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University will host two acclaimed programs this summer:Foundations of Bioethics (4 days, from June 4-7, 2018);Summer Institute in Bioethics (7 weeks; from June 1-July 21, 2018)

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