Pediatric Bioethics Conference - Day 1

July 19, 2014

New Opportunities, New Challenges: Exploring the Ethical Boundaries of Pediatric Research
Revisit the changing and challenging world of pediatric research ethics. Questions include:
• 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 US?
• If hospitals set up biobanks for research, what is needed to ensure public trust?

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 viewed the event in the last decade.
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