Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
EJAIB Vol 6 (5) September 1996
Copyright 1996 (All rights reserved, for commercial reproductions but access open for personal use). Eubios Ethics Institute
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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.
2pm - 6pm Session 1: Introductions.
All members to introduce themes to discuss in roundtable. Free discussion (as in all of the sessions).
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
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.