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Call for Abstracts: Reproductive Ethics Conference

The Ninth Annual Reproductive Ethics Conference will take place in Galveston Jan. 9 and 10, 2025. The goal of this conference is to explore the range of topics addressed in reproductive ethics. We welcome individuals from all professional fields to create a rich and robust discussion. We are seeking abstracts for individual presentations, 3-4 person panels, and posters. View the flier linked below for more information.


In April of 1970, both The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston sponsored the symposium "Humanism in Medicine" that would help shape and give impetus to the new institute that would emerge at UTMB in 1973. This new institute would be dedicated to medicine and the humanities.

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Rebecca Permar's poster accepted for UTMB Annual Forum on Aging

Oct 25, 2021, 08:00 AM by User Not Found

Rebecca's poster "Ethical Challenges in Using Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) in Elderly Care" was accepted for the Annual Forum on Aging.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 5:00-7:00pm.  For more information see their web site.