In every trial there is a balance between the risks and benefits to study participants, and the principles of research ethics require that the likely benefits of participation outweigh the risks.

The Annual Bioethics Conference at Harvard Medical School is a two day, single track conference that facilitates conversations among experts about emerging ethical issues.

Contemporary Authors in Bioethics:David S. Jones, PhD, MD
Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care

Prize of $1,000 for the best essay in the field of medical ethics written by an HMS or HSDM student.

Mildred Solomon, president of the Hastings Center and director of the Fellowship Program at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, will be moderating a panel discussion on “The Ethics of Human Gene Editing: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy?” George Church, Harvard

Professor Danielle Allen

The HMS Center for Bioethics is pleased to have Danielle Allen, PhD, discuss her newest book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,

Contemporary Authors in Bioethics:
Danielle Allen, PhD
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration in Defense of Equity


Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Some of the principle’s most prominent critics are based in the Harvard community. So are some of its staunchest defenders.

Read the full story from Harvard Medicine magazine here.

There is a growing push to incorporate patient voices more directly at the FDA in decision making about investigational drugs, but what are the optimal parameters of patients' contributions? 

Thursday January 26, 2017
4:30-6:00 pm

TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater
260 Longwood Ave
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115