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You’re Invited to a Conversation in Bioethics: A 5-Part Series Exploring Biology, Technology, and Faith

By OHC, All Posts, News, 0 comments
October 3, 2016

 

Conversations in Bioethics – The intersection of Biology, Technology and Faith is a five-part series exploring the basic concepts of genetics, ethical issues of genetic testing, an overview of Eugenics, the evolving field of Direct-to-Consumer, and genetic editing. The series ends with the questions facing theology and science. To register, please see link below:

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Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church (MWPC) is proud to host a new and compelling five-week lecture series titled, “Conversations in Bioethics: the Intersection of Biology, Technology, and Faith.”

The five lectures are open to the public and take place each Wednesday from Oct 5 – Nov 5 at 7:00-8:30 pm. The location is at:

Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church
6474 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

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Dr. Peter G. Ruehlman
OHC Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

We hope you can join us for an interesting discussion with leaders in the fields of biology, faith, and technology. OHC Hematologist/Medical Oncologist Dr. Peter G. Ruehlman will moderate several of the sessions.

REGISTER for one event or all five:

SESSION 1
Introduction to Genetics and Direct-to-Consumer Testing
Oct. 5, 7:00 pm

Speakers:
Corey Mullins, MAT, Biology Science Department Chair and Biology Teacher, Turpin High School and Jon Entine, Executive Director, Genetic Literacy Project and Senior Fellow of the World Food Center, University of California at Davis

SESSION 2
Genetic Testing
Oct. 12, 7:00 pm

Speakers:
Cindy Prows, MSN, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center;  Kim Horn, MS, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor, Medical Information Manager, Assurex Health; Armand Antommaria, MD, PhD: Director, Ethics Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

SESSION 3
Social Justice Implications of the Genetic Revolution
Oct. 19, 7:00 pm

Speakers:
Steven Squires, PhD, Systems Director of Ethics, Mercy Health Care; Howard Saal, MD, Director, Clinical Genetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

SESSION 4
Ethical Implications of Gene Editing: An interfaith Panel Discussion
Oct. 26, 7:00 pm

Speakers:
Jerry Lingrel, PhD, Interim Chair, Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Cincinnati; Jonathan Cohen, Rabbi, PhD, Dean of Hebrew Union College and Director HUC-UC Ethics Center; Aasim Padella, MD, Director, Initiative on Islam and Medicine, University of Chicago; Steven Squires, PhD, Systems Director of Ethics, Mercy Health Care

SESSION 5
To Make Humans Better: A Theological Inquiry Into the Good of Human Bioenhacements
Nov. 2, 7:00 pm

Speakers:
Scott C. Williamson, PhD, Associate Dean and Robert H. Walkup Professor of Theological Ethics, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

 
 

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