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  • Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering

    April 1 - 3, 2011
    Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

    Presented by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and The New York Academy of Sciences

    The field of biomedical research leads to new treatment modalities, many of which raise new ethical issues and demand the design and improved knowledge of ethical guidelines to be implemented.

    Following five successful international conferences, The SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and The New York Academy of Sciences are co-hosting a 3-day conference that aims to examine the ethical issues associated with the development of new implants, devices, and treatments to improve the quality of life of patients with devastating diseases. Biomedical engineers, philosophers, research scientists, lawyers, students, clinicians and representatives from industry and federal agencies will convene to explore ethical guidelines to address the controversial nature of many of these new exciting developments in biomedical engineering.

    The conference will include keynote lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by invited speakers and individuals selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, the program will feature special sessions devoted to address: (i) ethical issues in Dentistry; (ii) the ethical challenges associated with Rehabilitation Engineering & Medicine; and (iii) Regulation and Reimbursement for Medical Devices.

    Please note that there will be no technical sessions on Friday, April 1, 2011 except for a small reception & registration at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333, Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Technical sessions will be held on April 2 and 3, 2011 at the Pfizer Auditorium, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, University, 5 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201. This also includes the Conference Banquet to be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

    Read SUNY's Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher's, Congressmember Yvette D. Clarke's and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand's and Charles E. Schumer's welcome letters to the attendees of the Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering by clicking on the corresponding hyperlinks.

    *Titles of the talks and names of additional invited speakers will be announced shortly.

    The abstracts for this conference will be published as a special issue of the International Journal of Medical Implants and Devices that will be distributed at the conference. The authors are also encouraged to submit their papers for publication in Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine, An International Journal. Click here for more information about submitting a manuscript to Ethics in Biology, Engineering & Medicine, An International Journal. 

    Topical Areas of Interest:

    •  Animal testing for medical devices
    •  Clinical trials of biomedical devices and implants
    •  Code of ethics for bioengineers
    •  Ethical issues in biomedical research
    •  Ethical issues in clinical engineering
    •  Ethics issues in dentistry
    •  Ethical issues in tissue engineering
    •  Ethics of genetic engineering and cloning
    •  Ethics of nanobiotechnology
    •  Ethics of stem cell use and research
    •  Marketing and regulation of impacts and devices
    •  Medical liability reform
    •  Privacy and Bioinformatics

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