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Sandra Porter
Confused about terms like "autonomy" and "beneficance" and their relationship to biomedical research? The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) is offering a short course at the University of Washington, Feb. 29th and March 1st, on Ethics in Science. Registration details and a description are below. An Ethics Shortcourse February 29, 2008, 4-8pm and March 1, 10am-4pm Waterfront Activities Center, University of Washington Registration Deadline: February 15, 2008 To apply online, please visit: https://www.nwabr.org/education/esc.htm $25 with credit card or $20 with check. Course Fee covers 8 WSTA clock hours and meals. Scholarships Available. Brochure available at: https://www.nwabr.org/education/pdfs/Ethics2008/0708EthicsWrkshps.pdf The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) invites secondary science educators to join us for a 1.5 day workshop focused on effective strategies for incorporating ethical issues into science classrooms. This Ethics Shortcourse will focus on classroom-friendly resources for engaging students in important discussions about the interaction of science and society. We will include the use of case studies, decision-making frameworks, structured academic controversies, and Socratic seminars. Our experienced lead teachers will share their practical wisdom on how to best address ethical issues with students. Participants will receive the newest version of our popular Ethics Primer. The keynote speaker will be Malia Fullerton, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her broad research interests include scientific decision-making, the relationship of basic research to clinical research and practice (especially as it pertains to use of racial and/or ethnic identification), and research ethics. The NWABR Ethics in Science program is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award at the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. For questions, please contact: Jeanne Ting Chowning, MS Education Director Northwest Association for Biomedical Research 100 W Harrison, North Tower, Suite 430 Seattle, WA 98119 ph 206-957-3337 x303 fx 206-282-2214 jchowning@nwabr.org www.nwabr.org

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