Summer school in bioethics


A Manhattan-based NGO, Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), has organized two bioethics summer schools, one in New York City and one in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in July and August.

The program in NYC is open to everyone from senior high school students to professionals. The program in Dubrovnik is aimed especially at undergraduates and post-graduates planning to work in academia, biomedical and health-related industries.

The lectures and discussions deal with the ethics of contentious issues ranging from end-of-life care, to organ donation, to mental illness and addiction and to HIV surveillance.

Both programmes include a series of lectures and seminars by notable faculty, field trips, film screenings, evening events with guest speakers open to public and a mini conference prior to the graduation ceremony.

Partial scholarships for low-income country residents and Continuing Medical Educatiom credits are available.

Students can apply to intern with GBI this summer but also to attend the programs. For further information, contact Dr Ana Lita.

GBI is a not-for-profit international educational organization founded in 2011. GBI is associated with the United Nations Department of Information and  enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

It keeps the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the public informed about important bioethical issues through educational activities, like the summer school. Many of the issues addressed by GBI are relevant to the work of the United Nations, including hot-button topics like human organ trafficking, and the ethics of population ageing.




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