6th International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering
April 1-3, 2011

Deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Following five successful international conferences, The SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and The New York Academy of Sciences are co-hosting a 3-day conference that aims to examine the ethical issues associated with the development of new treatment modalities, many of which pose new ethical issues and demand the design and improved knowledge of ethical guidelines to be implemented. Biomedical engineers, philosophers, research scientists, lawyers, students, clinicians and representatives from industry and federal agencies will convene to explore ethical guidelines to address the controversial nature of many of the new exciting developments in biomedical engineering.

Call for Abstracts
The Local Program Committee is seeking abstracts submissions of papers relevant to this conference, which will be evaluated for inclusion in the fi nal agenda as oral presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, December 8, 2010. For complete abstract instructions, please send an e-mail to: biomed@nyas.org. Type the words "Abstract Information" in the subject line-there is no need to type a message. Instructions will be forwarded automatically. Any questions, please call 212.298.8681. Abstracts of all accepted papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine, An International Journal that will be distributed at the conference.

Topical Areas of Interest

* Animal testing for medical devices
* Clinical trials of biomedical devices and implants
* Code of ethics for bioengineers
* Ethical issues in biomedical research
* Ethical issues in clinical engineering
* Ethics issues in dentistry
* Ethical issues in tissue engineering
* Ethics of genetic engineering and cloning
* Ethics of nanobiotechnology
* Ethics of stem cell use and research
* Marketing and regulation of impacts and devices
* Medical liability reform
* Privacy and Bioinformatics

(Before March 1, 2011)
Registration Fee*: $150
One-day Registration (does not include banquet): $100
Student Registration*: $70
Guest Banquet Ticket: $50
(After March 1st, 2011)
Registration Fee*: $200
One-day Registration (does not include banquet): $150
Student Registration*: $90
Guest Banquet Ticket: $50
*Members of co-sponsoring societies, and faculty and students of cosponsoring universities will receive a 20% reduction in the registration fees.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Dibner Building
5 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Contact Information
For additional info, e-mail nymeetings@nyas.org or call 212.298.3725

American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)