Eubios Ethics Institute, University of Tsukuba, IUBS and the Asian Bioethics Association welcome you to the:

Proposal for an Integrative Human Idea Map and the Methodology of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Bioethics
Eighth International Tsukuba Bioethics Roundtable (TRT8)

15-18 February, 2003, Japan

To TRT8 abstracts

The meeting will be held at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City, Japan (direct city - airport bus service from Narita and Haneda airports). For background on this Proposal for an Integrative Human Idea Map see the letter in 14 November, 2002 issue of Nature, and the fuller paper on Mental mapping in November 2002 issue of EJAIB. Submitted abstracts are welcome, on this theme, and environmental and medical bioethics.

As a result of this conference a mental mapping home page was announced and a project began.

As in recent TRTs we expect to have about 50 foreign scholars joined 50 Japanese scholars in an informal atmosphere. In addition to those on the speakers program, participants from countries in Asia, and around the world. The focus is on interactive bioethics debate so every speaker is limited to ten minutes, followed by roundtable discussion.

Hope to welcome you again,
Darryl Macer, (Updated 12 March, 2003).

Venue : (15-16 Feb) Room 4A411, Institute of Medical Sciences; (17-18 Feb), A106, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Science City
Sponsors include: GlaxoSmithKline, Sankyo Pharmaceuticals.
Cooperating organizations include: Japan Bioindustry Association.

Internet site provides updates on this information:

Draft Program as of 13 February, 2003

15 February (Venue 15-16 Feb. in 4A411 in Institute of Medical Sciences)
am. Bioethics and a Human Idea Map (9:00-12:15)
Darryl Macer (Japan/New Zealand) - The Behaviourome and Proposal for an Integrative Human Idea Map
Irina Pollard (Australia) - Choose Between Cooperation and Annihilation: A Mental Mapping Project Towards a more Generously Directed Altruism
Jayapaul Azariah (India) - Multiple Facets of the Fantasies of the Asian mind
Frank J. Leavitt (Israel) - Arguments of the great philosophers that our thoughts are not in our brains
Masakazu Inaba and Darryl Macer (Japan) - How to assess people's views of biotechnology: Lessons from Japan
Tim Boyle (USA/Japan) - Idea diversity and cultural borrowing
Tsuyoshi Awaya (Japan) - Our difficult future: How should upgraded humans treat high-efficiency humanoid robots and gene-enhanced animals?

pm. Cross-Cultural Global Bioethics [Cultures of geography and vocation] (13:15-18:00)
Baoqi Su (China) - Ideas of the Chinese Mind
Shinryo Shinagawa (Japan) - The ideas of the Japanese
Dena Hsin (Taiwan) and Darryl Macer (New Zealand) - The Influence of Taoism at the End of Life
Leonardo de Castro (Philippines) - Kagandahang Loob and Organ Donation: An Excursion into the Filipino Mind
K.Chamundeeswari (India/UK) - A global idea of human dignity
Rok Lampe (Slovenia) - Bioethics and the Right to Privacy - a Human Rights Approach
Minakshi Bhardwaj (India/Japan) - Transforming ideas into policy making- thoughts, values and global governance

16 February
am. Mental maps, relationships and the clinical dilemmas (9:00-12:15)

Ivan Segota and Iva Sorta-Bilajac (Croatia) - Clinical Bioethics: The Principle of Autonomy and Underage Patients (Comparative Analysis: Croatia, USA, Germany and Great Britain)
Noritoshi Tanida (Japan) - Bioethics education in medical school
Badaruddin Abbasi (Pakistan) - Bioethics in Clinical care in Pakistan
Koichiro Itai and Atsushi Asai (Japan) - Urgent "lifesaving" clinical research
Alireza Bagheri (Iran) and Shinichi Shoji (Japan) - The Model of Organ Procurement in Japan
Masayuki Takahashi and Darryl Macer (Japan) - The Ideas and Conflicts in Abortion Choices
Chandra Jeet Singh and Suresh Kumar Sharma (India) - Neglected Bioethical Issues In The Management Of Human Mycoses
Setsuko Morishita and Sumiko Takanami (Japan) - Problems over home hospice care and solutions from viewpoints of nursing in Japan
Joan Liaschenko, John Song (USA) and Jane Stein-Parbury (Australia) - The differing cultures of nursing and medicine - the need for an ethics of collaboration
Yukiko Asada (USA/Japan) - Health equity

During lunchtime there will be a 10 minute replay of Darryl Macer's powerpoint presentation on the mental map draft 1 for those who missed it.

Pm. Bioethics Education and Creating a Framework for Ideas in the Mind (13:15-16:15)
Naoki Shiraishi (Japan) - Implications of Curriculum Changes for Bioethics Education in Japan
Shigeko Tsuboi (Japan) - Measuring the Impact of Viewing a Video "Designer Child"
Mary Ann Chen Ng (The Philippines) - Reflections on learner autonomy in bioethics education
Aya Tanabe (Japan) - AIDS and the Vulnerable Population In India
Kune Michael Njohjam (Cameroon) - Ethical Issues in Public Health in the Cameroon
Shinichi Shoji (Japan) - Clinical anthropology - its extension of learner and educational effects
Sang-Yong Song and Young-Mo Ko et al. (South Korea)- Drafting a Korean Charter for Scientists and Engineers Kazu Watanabe (Japan) - Policy and law may make biotechnology R&D as orphans
Fumi Maekawa and Darryl Macer (Japan) - Moral responsibility in changing the mind and bioethics education

pm.Environmental Ethics and Human Ideas (1/2) (16:45-18:00)
Undarmaa Tuvshinbat (Mongolia) - Ecotourim in Mongolia
Mike Vandeman (USA)[Presented by Frank Leavitt] - The Animals Came Dancing - Native American and European Rationalizations for Killing Wildlife - Do the Animals Really Care?!
Morgan Pollard (Australia) - The Modeling of Sustainable Development and its Relevance to a Human Ideas Map for Bioethics

17 February (Venue A106 Institute of Biological Sciences, Second Cluster of Colleges)
9am-10:30am.Environmental Ethics and Human Ideas (2)(9:00-10:15)
Wardatul Akmam (Bangladesh) and Yoshiro Higano (Japan) - People's ideas and need for safe water: a case of arsenic-affected people in Meherpur District, Bangladesh
V.R. Prakasam (India) - Ethics Violation in Cashew Factories of Kerala, India
Dipankar Saha et al. (India) - Bioethical Maturity in Agriculture and Related Industrial System : Analogies on Bast Fiber Crops and its Environment from India
Rick Weisburd (USA) - Ecological feedback drives the evolution of ideas and living things, which carry them

11:00-13:00. Intergenerational Ethics, Genetics and Evolution of Ideas (11:00-13:00)
Yoshinobu Eto and Darryl Macer (Japan) - Concerns about prenatal screening in Japan
Gursatej Gandhi (India) - Reproductive Cloning - from a contemplative Sikh viewpoint
Hideko Urushihara (Japan) - Views on cloning from a developmental biologist
Steve Collins (USA) - Politics and Public Policy in the Regulation of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Comparison of Japan and the U.S.

14:00-18:00pm. Human genetics in communities and ethics (14:00-18:00)
Ichiro Matsuda (Japan) - Ethical issues of newborn mass screening
Eiko Suda and Darryl Macer (Japan) - Community Engagement and the Hap Map Project in Japan
Jeong Ro Yoon and Sung Kyum Cho (South Korea) - Promise over Privacy: The Social Perception on the Protection of Genetic Information in Korea
Michio Miyasaka (Japan) - A historical and ethical analysis of leprosy control policy in Japan
Takashi Tsuchiya (Japan) - Ethics Committees and Genetics in Japan
Kazuto Kato (Japan) - What genomics tells us about nature and humanity? A Japanese perspective
Margaret Sleebom (The Netherlands) - From cultural to genetic identity? Biological concepts and society
Masahiro Morioka (Japan) - When did 'bioethics' begin in each country? A proposal of a comparative study

18 February (Venue A106 Institute of Biological Sciences, Second Cluster of Colleges)
9am-10:30am. Formulation of Mental Mapping Project Goals and Methods (Part 1)

11:00-14:30pm. Field trip to Space (NASDA) and Museums

15:00-17:00pm. Formulation of Mental Mapping Project Goals and Methods (Part 2)

There may be special meetings announced during the conference.

Posters John E. LaMuth (USA) - A Holistic Model of Ethical Behavior Based upon a Meta-perpectival hierarchy of Virtues, Values, and Ideals
Bing H. Tang and H. Chou (Taiwan) - How to overcome the bioethical problems of the aging process
Bing H. Tang and T. Hsiao (Taiwan)- A bioethical control on food marketing - alarming the consumers with Computerized Automatic Synchronous System
Bing H. Tang (Taiwan) - Bioethical problems of fetal tissue transplantation
Mike Vandeman (USA) - The Animals Came Dancing - Native American and European Rationalizations for Killing Wildlife - Do the Animals Really Care?!

19 February: informal network building, bioethics project meetings.

Secretariat for all meetings (print out and fax or Email return the registration form below to):

Prof. Darryl Macer
Institute of Biological Sciences,
University of Tsukuba,
Tsukuba Science City 305-8572,

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