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IND: seminar held on bioethics in medical and biological research.

A national seminar on "Progression of Bioethics in Medical and Biological Research" was organized by the Department of Zoology, Dev Samaj College for Women (DSCW), Firozpur City, on February 24, 2016.

The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Madhu Prashar (National & State Awardee), Principal, DSCW. A key note address was presented by Prof. Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. Around 120 registered participants, 150 students, and 30 faculty members from different educational institutes, medical, dental and nursing colleges attended the seminar.

The seminar's aims included to increase the respect for living beings; to explore the morals/values, value analysis and its clarifications; to understand the equilibrium between benefits and risks of science and technology and their uses; to understand better the diversity of views of different persons; to study the development of reflective processes (individual/societal views); to develop the skills for "informed choice"; to realize the importance of bioethical decision-making; and to evaluate the direction and principles underlying scientific endeavours.

Invited lectures dealt with current bioethics in medical practice, cancer research, dental health, microbiology, biosystematics, cryopreservation and therapeutic approaches as well as bioethical concepts.

The organizers and participants are grateful to the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, for providing financial assistance for the seminar to all the resource persons, facilitators and chairpersons of the sessions.

Dr Kuldeep Kaushik

Department of Zoology

Dev Samaj Post Graduate College for Women

Firozpur City (Punjab), India-152002

Phone: +91 94178 58094

e-mail: kaushik41738@yahoo.co.in

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Title Annotation:News; Progression of Bioethics in Medical and Biological Research
Author:Kaushik, Kuldeep
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Article Type:Conference notes
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Date:Sep 22, 2016
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