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Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education
July 4 - July 6
Your participation in the Eighth Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education is important for the advancing goals of our international bioethics community. Although as bioethicists we represent a variety of disciplines, there are certain truths we hold in common: (1) that to further our field rests on the foundation of Bioethics Education and (2) ensuring the strength of this foundation requires a bold look at where we are now and what future directions should be pursued.
In April 2010, Cambridge University Press held the first Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education in New York. Leaders in the field were invited to initiate a shared dialogue addressing such questions as: What are we doing? What goals are we trying to achieve? Where is bioethics education taking place? How well are we doing? What’s next?
Tackling those questions and finding practical answers continues to be the aim of our subsequent meetings. To date, delegates from over 30 countries have participated in the Consortium meetings and brought their successes – and challenges –in teaching bioethics around the world.
Expanding our work together continues as we focus on “how to” methods of teaching bioethics. Through our collective information and shared experiences we are moving forward as an international community of bioethicists. Come join us.
Mark Zadrozny, Publisher, Cambridge University Pres
Thomasine Kushner, PhD, Co-Editor, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics