Next Bioethics Commission Meeting Is Strictly An Audio Affair

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Commission) will next meet on March 3 from 2 to 4 pm.  However, unlike its previous meetings, the March 3 gathering is strictly virtual.  It will be a teleconference open to the public, with the agenda and call-in number available on the Commission’s website at least one week in advance (by February 25).

The shorter length for the meeting suggests the agenda will be relatively light, and the Federal Register notice for the event notes a single topic.  Additionally, the meeting had at one point been scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Gerogia.

Continuing a theme of this Commission throughout its existence, this teleconference will cover the “ongoing development of pedagogical materials to facilitate the integration of bioethics into education in a range of traditional and non-traditional settings.”  The Commission has been building a suite of education resources throughout its tenure, and I expect that in its last months, absent rush requests from the President, the Commission will be working to further that work.



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