Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Vol 6 (5) September 1996

ISSN 1173-2571, Copyright 1996 (All rights reserved, for commercial reproductions but access open for personal use).
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pp. 139-149 EJAIB Sept 1996 News

Topical list of News in Bioethics and Biotechnology
List is complete 1991 -Sept 1996, in 31 topics. News from 1991-1993 are in the OLD news files, and from 1994 in the NEW files.

Page, and titles of papers

121 Editorial - Plans and Reality - Darryl Macer, Ph.D.

122 UNESCO Asian Bioethics Conference

123 Analytic philosophy and Death: Brain death and personal identity - Maurizio Salvi

124 Commentary on Salvi - Akira Akabayashi

125 Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis in East and West - Jayapaul Azariah, Darryl Macer

128 Ethical Problems in Research and Practice of Environmental Epidemiology - JR. Goldsmith, CL. Soskolne, and R Bertollini

130 Commentary on Azariah & Macer and Goldsmith - Frank J. Leavitt

131 Bioethics in Korea - Song Sang-yong

131 Advancement of plant breeding techniques: scientific, social and global impact - Hiroshi Harada

134 Review of Aspects of the Biosafety of Transgenesis - Martin Hajduch, Jana Libantova

136 The Philosopher's Drama - Yaman Ors / A Reply To Ors - Frank J. Leavitt / Science, Positivism, and Ethics - A Reply to Leavitt - Yaman Ors

137 Guidelines for Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis (1994); Guidelines for Genetic Testing, using DNA analysis (1995) - Japan Society of Human Genetics

An invitation to the:

Second International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable

20-22 October, 1996, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba Science City

Contact: Darryl Macer (Tel 0298-53-4662; Fax 0298-53-6614)
Venue to be decided later - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Arrival of Japanese participants on 20 0ctober- please advise D.M. of arrival time (use either Highway Bus from Tokyo and Ueno Station to Tsukuba City Center, and bus/taxi to University Hall; or JR Joban line train to Tsuchiura/Arakawaoki stations and bus to University (25 Minutes), to University Guest House by University Hall if staying. Day participants come to venue when decided. Informal time before session 1 in B515, Institute of Biological Sciences (2nd Cluster of Colleges, 5th floor, Tel. 4662).

Participants include (there is still space for further papers): Akira Akabayashi (Tokyo Univ.), Atsushi Asai (Kyoto Univ.), Jayapaul Azariah (India), Martin Hajduch (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Frank Leavitt (Israel), Masahiro Morioka (Nichibunken, Kyoto), Miyako Okada-Takagi (Toyoko Gakuen Women's Junior College), Hyakudai Sakamoto (Nihon Univ.), Shinryo Shinagawa (Inst. Public Issues Relating to Health Care and Medicine, Hirosaki), Kunihiko Shoji (Hokkaido Univ.), Noritoshi Tanida (Hyogo College of Medicine), Simon Lawson, Darryl Macer, Humitake Seki, Shin'ichi Shoji, Yutaka Tejima (University of Tsukuba), and other staff and research students.

Draft Schedule

20 0ctober
2pm - 6pm Session 1: Introductions.
All members to introduce themes to discuss in roundtable. Free discussion (as in all of the sessions).

21 0ctober
9am-12:30pm Session 2: East Asian Bioethics
H. Sakamoto - Bioethics East and West - Presidential Explanation of the East Asian Assn. of Bioethics
D. Macer - Introduction to the Asian Bioethics Network
F. Leavitt - Points of contact b/w Jewish & Japanese Buddhist philosophy: implications for bioethics
M. Morioka - commentary and report from Kyoto Seminar
M. Okada-Takagi - Japan / U.S. Comparisons of Biotechnology Patents
Commentator - J. Azariah
1:30pm - 6pm Session 3: Medical ethics
A. Akabayashi - Terminal care and hospices in Japan
N. Tanida - Cross-cultural comparisons on terminal care and informed consent
Commentators - Frank Leavitt
S. Shoji & K. Kamiya - Lessons from clinical anthroplogy classes for undergraduate students
Commentators on medical ethics education in Japan - A. Akabayashi; A.Asai
Medical and Nursing Ethics education in Israel - F. Leavitt
22 0ctober
9am-12:30pm Session 4: Reproductive biology
S. Shinagawa - A short history of reproductive medical problems in Japan
T. Shoji - Law and reproductive technology
Commentator - Y. Tejima
1:30pm - 5pm Session 5: Environmental Ethics
J. Azariah - Environmental ethics and water pollution in Madras
Commentator - H. Seki
F. Leavitt - Environmental ethics and human relationships in Israel / Middle East
Commentator - S. Lawson
Additional theme: Why do we value biodiversity?
Commentator - M. Hajduch
IAB Genetics Network Address changes

Invitations for IAB Genetics Network Workshop at the IAB Congress in San Francisco, California, USA, 22-24 November. See above. Address changes below:

The deadline for letter submission (and news) to the next issue is 1 November, 1996.

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