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    I am very pleased to pass along the following announcement for Dr.
    Subrata Saha on a new and important discussion. In the current rapidly
    expanding technological environment, this should be of special interest to
    people in biomechanics and bioengineering:

    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

    Sept. 27-29, 1997, Clemson, South Carolina

    Conference, Registration and Program Information is being sent as an
    ATTACHMENT to this message in plain "Teach Text" format. If you have any
    difficulty receiving it or
    have other inquiries, please contact Maranda Arnold in Dr. Saha's office
    directly at:

    maranda.arnold@ces.clemson.edu

    Note: Early Registration Deadline
    September 1, 1997

    PLEASE DIRECT ALL REPLIES TO MARANDA
    __________________________________
    This message transmitted by Joe Spadaro (spadaroj@hscsyr.edu)




    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING


    Conference, Registration and Program Information

    Early Registration Deadline
    September 1, 1997

    Conference Schedule at a Glance

    Saturday
    September 27, 1997

    5:00-8:00 PM
    Registration-Ramada Inn

    Sunday
    September 28, 1997

    7:30-4:00
    Registration-Madren Center

    8:30-9:30
    Plenary Session I
    Keynote, Ethical Issues in Clinical Research: Lessons of Hope and
    Opportunity- Kahn

    9:30-10:00
    Coffee Break

    10:00-12:00
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering I

    12:00-1:00
    Lunch

    1:00-3:00
    Genetic Engineering and Bioethics

    3:00-3:30
    Coffee Break

    3:30-5:00
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering II

    6:00-8:00
    Reception-Madren Center

    Monday
    September 29, 1997

    8:30-9:30
    Plenary Session II
    Keynote, Bioengineering Ethics: The Ethics of the Linkage Between
    Engineering and Biology-Bugliarello

    9:30-10:00
    Coffee Break

    10:00-12:00
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering III

    12:00-1:00
    Lunch

    1:00-2:30
    Panel Discussion

    2:30-3:00
    Coffee Break

    3:00-4:30
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering IV

    Introduction

    Biomedical engineering has been largely responsible for many of the
    advances in modern medicine. Biomedical engineers have developed medical
    devices and implants such as pacemakers, total joint replacements, and
    various imaging modalities (e.g. CAT scan, MRI, and ultrasound machines),
    which in turn have significantly improved our quality of life and our life
    expectancies. However, these technological advances have also created new
    moral and ethical dilemmas. These include allocation of scarce resources,
    clinical trials of new devices and implants, confidentiality, genetic
    engineering and testing, conflict of interest, and animal experimentation.
    Many of these topics will be discussed at the First International
    Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering. Although sessions
    or panel discussions on some of these topics have been held in other
    bioengineering conferences, this is the first time that a whole conference
    will be devoted to these important issues. We are glad to be able to host
    this conference at Clemson University. The abstracts of the presented
    papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Critical
    Reviews( in Biomedical Engineering, published by Begell House, Inc. I hope
    that the registrants will find the conference intellectually stimulating as
    well as an enjoyable experience.

    Subrata Saha
    Conference Chair

    Local Program Committee

    1. Subrata Saha, Ph.D., Program Chairman
    Professor, Department of Bioengineering
    Director, Bioengineering Alliance of South Carolina
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    2. Daniel E. Wueste, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    3. Stephen A. Satris, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    4. Barbara Logan, Ph.D.
    Director, Department of Nursing Science
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    5. Hal Farris, D.V.M.
    Associate Vice President, Research Compliance
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC



    International Program Committee

    1. John Fielder, Ph.D., Professor
    Department of Philosophy
    Villanova University
    Villanova, PA 19085

    2. Warren S. Grundfest, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Director, Laser Research and Technology Development Department
    Dorothy & E. Phillip Lyon Chair in Laser Research
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    650 San Vicente Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90048

    3. S. K. Guha, MBBS, Ph.D.
    Center for Biomedical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology
    New Delhi, INDIA

    4. William R. Hendee, Ph.D.
    Senior Associate Dean and Vice President
    Office of Research, Technology & Information
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    8701 Watertown Plank Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

    5. Arthur F. T. Mak, Ph.D., Professor
    Rehabilitation Engineering Centre
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hung Hom Kowloon, HONG KONG

    6. Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D.
    Director, Program in Bioethics
    Medical University of South Carolina
    171 Ashley Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29425-0950

    7. P. Ake Oberg, Ph.D.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Linkoping
    Linkoping, SWEDEN

    8. Andrea K. Scott, J.D., M.A.
    Executive Director
    Bioethitech Institute
    120 South Baldwin Ave.
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024-2502

    9. Gerald R. Winslow, Ph.D.
    Dean, School of Religion
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA 92350


    Technical Sponsors/Endorsed by

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

    IEEE/Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

    Institutional Co-sponsors

    Clemson University:
    Department of Bioengineering
    Department of Philosophy and Religion
    College of Engineering and Science
    Bioengineering Alliance of South Carolina
    Greenville Hospital System/Clemson University Cooperative
    Carolina Orthopaedic Research Foundation

    Co-sponsoring Companies

    Howmedica, Inc.
    Rutherford, New Jersey

    TMJ Implants, Inc.
    Golden, Colorado

    Biomet, Inc.
    Warsaw, Indiana

    Clemson University

    Clemson University is a scientifically-oriented institution of
    higher education established by the citizens of South Carolina to preserve,
    enhance, interpret and disseminate the body of human knowledge. As a
    publicly assisted, comprehensive land-grant institution, Clemson serves the
    State, the nation as a whole and the international community through
    teaching, research, and public service activities.

    To fulfill its historic, expanded and evolving mission, Clemson
    offers undergraduate and graduate programs within five colleges and a
    graduate school to diversified on-campus student body and to a variety of
    audiences through continuing education courses on and off campus. The
    institution's role within the State of South Carolina is fulfilled through
    its mandated thrusts in agriculture and natural resources, architecture,
    engineering, textiles, basic sciences and technologies, and through an
    expanded role which also addresses the State's cultural and economic needs
    through emphases in health sciences, business, education and liberal arts.
    The 1400 acre Clemson University campus is sited on the former
    homestead of statesman John C. Calhoun and is nestled in the foothills of
    the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to Lake Hartwell. Mr. Calhoun's
    son-in-law, Thomas Green Clemson, founded the University when he bequeathed
    the Fort Hill plantation and a considerable sum from his assets for the
    establishment of an institution of higher learning for scientific
    agriculture and the mechanical arts

    Clemson University's bioengineering program began in 1963 with the
    approval of a Ph.D. program in bioengineering. Following the addition of a
    master's degree program in 1966, the bioengineering program became a
    separate division the Graduate School in 1968. In 1978 departmental status
    was granted with the formation of the Department of Interdisciplinary
    Studies, which in 1984 was renamed the Department of Bioengineering.

    The Meeting Site

    The Madren Center
    The meeting will be held at the Clyde Madren Continuing Education
    and Conference Center at Clemson University. This facility has been
    designed with information dissemination in mind, and has state-of-the-art
    communications equipment.

    Travel Information

    Local Accommodations and Restaurants
    A block of rooms has been set aside at the Ramada Inn in Clemson
    for the Ethics Conference. The room rate for the conference is
    $42.00/night. Please use the enclosed reservation form or call to reserve
    your room by September 12, 1997 You may send the reservation form to:

    Reservations Department
    Ramada Inn
    P. O. Box 1706
    Clemson, SC 29633

    or call (864) 654-7501 for reservations or further information regarding
    the hotel. Several other hotels are also located within the Clemson area,
    such as the Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Clemson Motel
    and Clemson Suites. There will be a shuttle service in the morning and
    evening between the Ramada and the Madren Center at no charge to the
    participants.

    Several restaurants of all types (from fine dining to fast food)
    are located within walking distance of the hotels and the university. The
    Madren Center also contains a restaurant and a lounge, both with
    spectacular views of Lake Hartwell.

    Transportation
    Clemson University is approximately 50 miles from the
    Greenville/Spartanburg Airport, which is served by most major airlines.
    Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport is approximately 2 hours from
    Clemson on I-85. Rental car agencies are conveniently located at the
    Airports. Airport shuttle services are also available to and from Clemson.
    Call 1-800-669-6463 for reservations. Please note that there is a 24 hour
    advance notice policy for reservations from the Greenville/Spartanburg
    Airport and a 4 day advance notice policy for reservations form the Atlanta
    Airport.

    Airline Information
    Delta Airlines has been designated the official airline for this
    conference. Reservations and schedule information may be obtained by
    calling Delta Meeting Network( Sales and Service at 1-800-241-6760, between
    7:30 AM until 11:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday (between 8:30 AM
    until 11:00 PM Eastern Time Saturday and Sunday) and referencing the File
    Number DMN104286A. There will be a 5% discount off U.S. Domestic published
    fare or 10% off published Y06/YR06 fares.

    Recreation
    A variety of recreational opportunities are available for meeting
    participants both in Clemson and the surrounding areas. A new 18-hole
    championship golf course surrounds the Conference Center.
    Fishing, skiing, sailing and swimming are all possible on Lake
    Hartwell, which has a number of natural sand beaches and coves all around
    Clemson. The Blue Ridge mountains are within a 45-minute drive of campus,
    where one can enjoy spectacular views, hiking trails, whitewater rafting,
    picnics and camping at national forests and parks. Arrangements or guided
    tours for all these activities may be made through the Madren Conference
    Center.
    On Sunday, September 28, 1997, we can arrange for spouses to have a
    tour of two of Pendleton's historic houses. The tour is $5.00 per person
    and will leave from the Ramada at 2:00 PM. Reservations for this tour must
    be made in advance.
    On Monday, September 29, 1997, you may choose a driving tour of the
    Pendleton Historic District. The cost is $3.00/person and arrangements
    must be made in advance.
    Social Events
    There will be a reception at the Ramada Inn on Saturday night from
    6:00-7:30 PM for the conference participants and their guests. This will
    be sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson
    University.
    The reception on Sunday night will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at the
    Madren Center. This reception is sponsored by Dr. Steffen Rogers, Provost
    of Clemson University.
    Lunches on Sunday and Monday are included in the registration fee
    and will be provided at the Madren Center for the conference attendees.



    Registration

    Saturday, September 27, 1997

    5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Ramada Inn

    Sunday, September 28, 1997

    7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Madren Center

    Monday, September 29, 1997

    7:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon
    Madren Center


    Program Schedule

    Sunday, September 28, 1997
    Plenary Session I

    Moderator, Subrata Saha,,
    Department of Bioengineering,
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    8:30
    Welcoming Remarks
    Dr. Constantine Curris
    President, Clemson Univeristy

    8:45
    Keynote Address:
    Ethical Issues in Clinical Research: Lessons of Hope and Opportunity
    Jeffrey Kahn, Ph.D., Director, Center for Ethics, University of Minnesota,
    Minneapolis, MN

    10:00-12:00 Sunday, September 28, 1997
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering I

    Moderator: Christian Przirembel, College of Engineering and Science,
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Co-Moderator: Daniel Wueste, Department of Philosophy and Religion,
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC


    10:00
    The Value of a Risk Management Approach to Clinical Trial Design and Management
    Elaine Duncan
    Paladin Medical, Inc., Stillwater, MN

    10:20
    The Ethical Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Implant Design &
    Marketing: A Surgeon's Prospective
    Larry Bowman, Blue Ridge Orthopaedics, Clemson, SC

    10:40
    Ethical Dilemmas Faced by a Bioengineer: An Overview
    Subrata Saha
    Department of Bioengineering
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    11:00
    Ethical Issues in Bioengineering Research and Development
    Raghunath Misra
    Departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology
    Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

    11:20
    When is Enough, Enough? The Responsibility of Bioengineers Not To Innovate
    Jonathan Black
    IMN Biomaterials, King of Prussia, PA

    11:40
    Technology and Ethics in Medicine
    Robert Tanenhaus
    Information Management International
    Washington, DC

    12:00
    Lunch

    1:00- 3:00 Sunday, September 28, 1997
    Genetic Engineering & Bioethics

    Moderator, Stuart Silvers
    Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Co-Moderator, Andrea Scott, Consultant in Bioethics, Bioethitech Institute,
    Los Angeles, CA

    1:00
    The Business of Genetic Engineering
    Arthur Zucker
    Department of Philosophy
    Ohio University, Athens, OH

    1:20
    The Purpose of Genetic Engineering and Screening: A Foundational Question
    Victoria Wike
    Department of Philosophy
    Loyola University, Chicago, IL

    1:40
    There'll Never Be Another Ewe
    Andrew M. Swift
    Department of Philosophy
    St. Ambrose University, Davenport, LA

    2:00
    Modern Genetics and Human Values
    Nancy H. Ferguson
    Department of Agronomy
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    2:20
    High Speed Genetic Testing and Computerized Medical Records: Implications
    for Policy and Ethics
    Curtis R. Naser and Sheri Alpert
    Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

    2:40
    Cloning: A Passage to a Skewed Existence
    Shubhada Gadre
    V.J.T. Institute, Mumbai, INDIA

    3:00
    Coffee Break

    3:30-5:00 Sunday, September 28, 1997
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering II

    Moderator, Thomas Renshaw, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of
    South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    Co-Moderator, Gerald Winslow, Department of Religion, Loma Linda
    University, Loma Linda, CA

    3:30
    Ethical and Practical Considerations in Training for Use of New Medical
    Technologies
    Andrea K. Scott
    Bioethics, Bioethitech Institute
    Los Angeles, CA

    Warren Grundfest
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA

    3:50
    Ethical Consciousness in Bioengineering
    Stephen Satris
    Department of Philosophy and Religion
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    4:10
    The Ethics of Orthopaedic Implant Development, Marketing, and Selection in
    the 90's
    H. Del Schutte, Jr. & Andrew J. Lipman
    Department of Orthopaedics
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

    4:30
    Transplanted and Artificial Hearts
    John H. Fielder
    Department of Philosophy
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    4:50
    VADS and the Misguided Ethics of Rescue
    Gerald Winslow, Department of Religion, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
    Katrina Bramstedt, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

    6:00
    Reception at the Madren Center

    Monday, September 29, 1997
    Plenary Session II

    Moderator, Subrata Saha
    Department of Bioengineering
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    8:30
    Keynote Address:
    Bioengineering Ethics: The Ethics of the Linkage Between Engineering and
    Biology
    George Bugliarello, Ph.D., Chancellor
    Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

    Co-sponsored by Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society of America,
    Clemson Chapter, Clemson, SC

    9:30
    Coffee Break

    10:00-12:00 Monday, September 29, 1997
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering III

    Moderator, Larry Dooley, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University,
    Clemson, SC

    Co-Moderator, John Fielder, Philosophy Department, Villanova University,
    Villanova, PA

    10:00
    Ethical Issues in Medical Informatics: Abstract of a Model Policy
    Michael A. Gillette, President
    Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc.
    Lynchburg, VA

    10:20
    Experimental Medical Devices: The Australian Context
    Loraine Holley
    Health Services, University of Technology
    Sydney, AUSTRALIA

    10:40
    ECMO: Ethics, Efficacy and Expense in the Pediatric Population
    Sally A. Webb & Joel Cochran
    Department of Pediatrics
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC

    11:00
    The Ethical Value of Human & Animal Life in the Testing of Medical Devices
    A. Lanny Kraus
    University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY

    11:20
    Animal Models in Implant Dentistry. Points of Interest and Repetitive Findings
    Sherif H. Tehemar
    Dentistry/Oral Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, EGYPT

    11:40
    Impact of FDA Class III Classification of TMJ Implants
    Robert Christensen, John Durnell, Bryan Starling
    TMJ Implants, Inc., Golden, CO

    12:00
    Lunch

    1:00
    Panel Discussion:

    Moderator, Dorivan Bessinger
    Department of Surgery, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC

    Co-Moderator, Stephen Satris, Department of Philosophy, Clemson University,
    Clemson, SC

    Professionalism and Bioengineering:
    Daniel Wueste, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University,
    Clemson, SC

    Medical Informatics:
    Mary Faith Marshall, Institute of Bioethics, Medical University of South
    Carolina, Charleston, SC

    Animal Research:
    Dennis Powers, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Temptation for Overuse of Technology:
    Michael Gauderer, Department of Surgery, Greenville Hospital System,
    Greenville, SC

    Research Ethics
    Nancy Taylor, Department of Research, Greenville Hospital System,
    Greenville, SC

    2:30
    Coffee Break

    3:00-4:30 Monday, September 29, 1997
    Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering IV

    Moderator, Martine LaBerge, Department of Bioengineering, Clemson
    University, Clemson, SC

    Co-Moderator, Barbara Logan, Department of Nursing, Clemson University,
    Clemson, SC

    3:00
    Speech Articulation and Hearing Perception Software for the Web
    Ali Morwej and Robert McLeod
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, CANADA

    3:20
    Clinical Trial of HA-Coated Titanium Dental Implants-Ethical Issues
    Subrata Pal
    BioScience and Engineering
    Judavpur University, Calcutta, INDIA

    3:40
    Status of Biomedical Engineering in India
    A.K. Shukla
    Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, INDIA

    4:00
    Open Discussion


    Registration Form
    (This form may also be used for pre-registration)

    Name:

    Title:

    Organization:

    Address:

    City, State: Zip:

    Business Telephone:

    Fax: e-mail:

    Spouse's name if he/she will accompany you:

    Pendleton Tour: Sunday? Yes No
    Monday? Yes No

    Are you the author of a paper? Yes No

    Will you present the paper? Yes No

    Registration fee * Student
    registration fee*
    Prior to 9/1/97 $100 $40
    After 9/1/97 $130 $50
    Amount
    Enclosed

    Additional Copies of Proceedings
    $30

    Total Fee Enclosed: $

    Make Checks payable to Clemson University-Ethics Conference.

    Please complete this form and mail to:
    Subrata Saha, Ph.D., Director
    Bioengineering Alliance of South Carolina
    Clemson University
    501 Rhodes Research Center
    Clemson, SC 29634-0906

    *The registration fee includes sessions, a copy of the proceedings, coffee
    breaks, lunches and receptions. Authors and all attendees are required to
    pay registration fee.

    Hotel registration is through:
    Reservations Department
    Ramada Inn
    P. O. Box 1706
    Clemson, SC 29633
    864-654-7501

    For further information or questions, contact
    Bioengineering Alliance of South Carolina
    Clemson University
    313 Rhodes Research Center
    Clemson, SC 29634-0906
    Tel: (864) 656-5561
    Fax: (864) 656-4466





    Joseph A. Spadaro, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor - Orthopedic Research
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center - Syracuse NY, U.S.A.
    e-mail: spadaroj@hscsyr.edu
    Fax: 315-464-6638



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