2014 Conference: New Opportunities, New Challenges: Exploring the Ethical Boundaries of Pediatric Research
July 18 and 19, 2014, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
Registration material will be posted as it becomes available
In July 2005, Seattle Children’s hosted its first annual pediatric bioethics conference, entitled Pediatric Research and Our Children’s Future. Now, a decade later, we revisit the topic as we focus on the changing and challenging world of pediatric bioethics.
We will have an impressive lineup of speakers exploring a wide range of questions and issues:
- Parents of seriously ill children are often desperate for new therapies, even if in early-phase trials. Is truly voluntary consent possible in such a situation?
- Social media allows researchers to “eavesdrop” on adolescent behavior. Should there be constraints on this type of investigation?
- Is it ever acceptable to conduct research in developing countries that would be considered inappropriate in the United States?
- If hospitals set up biobanks for research, what is needed to ensure public trust?
You can lend your voice to this discussion, sharing your insights and experiences. We urge you to participate in this timely and important forum, as we attempt to clarify some of these ambiguous issues.
Seattle Children’s Bioethics Conference has become one of the signature events in the pediatric bioethics community, garnering strong reviews from the thousands that have joined us in the last decade. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful, waterfront city this summer.