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Bioethics Committee Meeting 23: Live from Arlington, Virginia

Welcome to Arlington, Virginia for the twenty-third public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting today, November 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

At today’s meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue to discuss the complementary roles of deliberation and education in bioethics. Dialogue will begin on potential recommendations for the Bioethics Commission’s forthcoming capstone report examining the mutually reinforcing inputs to bioethical analyses—democratic deliberation and bioethics education. The Bioethics Commission will welcome expert panelists from the fields of education and ethics who will discuss the implementation of innovations in ethics education.

As an illustration of deliberation and bioethics education in action, the Bioethics Commission welcomes to the meeting today Dr. Rachel Fink’s biology class from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Dr. Fink’s efforts to engage her students in the ethical dimensions of their science studies by participating in our public meeting today exemplify how integrating bioethics into science education can help to prepare students to think critically and deliberate about science policy questions with significant ethical dimensions.

For the full agenda of today’s meeting, click here.

You can follow the proceedings of today’s meeting here at this blog, and on the link at the Bioethics Commission’s website. All transcripts and webcasts will be archived and available following the meeting.

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