Bioethics for Health in a Digital Age

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7 Hart House Circle

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Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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Digital technologies are increasingly part of our daily lives. Recent highly-publicized data privacy breaches underline a growing sense of urgency about the need for a new data ethics. This is especially true where the public’s health is at stake. If digital technologies are to realize their promise of improving health, ensuring public trust must be a primary goal. This means engaging potential ethical issues upfront and with intention.

What novel ethical issues are digital technologies raising in patient care, health research, and population health? How can we ensure that ethics informs the evolution of this digital age? Is the bioethics field ready to engage this new technological frontier?

The JCB is bringing together a diverse panel to discuss these questions and to explore the parameters of a new ‘bioethics for health’ in a digital world.

The panelists are:

  • Karen Devon, MD, MSc, FRCPSC, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital
  • Ann Heesters, BA, BEd, MA, Director of Bioethics, University Health Network
  • Rosario G. Cartagena, BSc, MSc, JD, CIPP/C, LLM, Senior Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The discussion will be moderated by Don Willison, Program Director, Health Services Research, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Opening remarks and panel discussion will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow.

Please register by Sunday, May 13th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please email Laurie Bulchak (laurie.bulchak@utoronto.ca).

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