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Bioethics in real life: Lessons we're learning from Covid-19 Conference Schedule
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While our conference, Bioethics in Real Life: Lessons We're Learning from Covid-19, will go live on June 26 at 9:00am CST, all of our conference sessions will be recorded and kept available on-demand for several weeks after the conference.
Please note that the Preconference workshop on June 25 must be watched LIVE if you would like to qualify for CME credits.

Thursday, June 25 | Preconference Workshop

8:30am - 3:30pm Preconference Workshop
Designing Babies: Science, Ethics, and Policies of a Post-Genomic Era
David Prentice, PhD & Tara Sander Lee, PhD
Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Lozier Institute

 Friday, June 26 | Conference

9:00am Conference Welcome
9:15am Plenary 1
Bioethics and Pandemic: Framing the Discussion 
Matthew Eppinette, MBA, PhD
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
10:00am Plenary 2
Research to the Rescue? Generating Evidence Ethically for COVID-19 
Dónal P. O'Mathúna, PhD
Ohio State University College of Nursing
11:10am Plenary 3
Ethical Engagement of Vulnerable Populations: COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond 
Faith Fletcher, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
12:00pm Plenary 4
Moral Injury in the Time of COVID 
Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, PhD
University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
1:15pm Plenary 5
Protecting Civil Rights in Time of Pandemic: How HHS Has Responded to COVID-19
David Hyams, JD
Supervisory Civil Rights Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2:00pm Plenary 6
Resource Allocation Decision Making in Low and Middle Income Countries: Constraints and Solutions in COVID-19 Era
Ken Muma, MD, MA
Executive Director, AIC Kijabe Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Bramwell Waseke, MD
Resident, Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya
3:05pm Plenary 7
The Imago Dei and the Value of a Life (in a Pandemic) 
Matthew Lee Anderson, DPhil
Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University
4:00pm Plenary 8
Being Ethically Prepared for the Next Pandemic 
Cheyn Onarecker, MD, MA
St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency
5:00pm Plenary 9
Reframing the Discussion: Where Do We Go from Here? 
Matthew Eppinette, MBA, PhD
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
5:15pm Workshops

1. COVID-19 Pregnancy Ethics
Sponsored by AAPLOG

2. Bioethics in the Time of COVID-19
Sponsored by AUL

3. Pornography: A Christian Perspective
Sponsored by CMDA

4. Science and Ethics of Using Aborted Human Fetuses in Medical Research
Sponsored by Charlotte Lozier Institute

5. Neurotechnology and the Trans-Human: The Need for an Internationally Relavent Neuroethics
Sponsored by The Pellegrino Center

 Monday–Wednesday, June 29–July 1 | Postconference

8:30am - 4:30pm Postconference Course: Global Medicine & Disaster Ethics (BE7700b)*

*May Be Taken for Academic Credit | Additional Registration Required

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