Appendix A Workshop Agenda

SCIENCE AND ETHICS: EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND IRAN

Bellagio, Italy, April 22-26, 2002

Agenda

Tuesday, April 23—Day 1

Morning Plenary Session:

Overview of current issues in science and ethics in the two countries; recent research reports of relevance to the conference; roles of academies and related institutions of science, engineering, and health in addressing science and ethics; international dimensions of issues.

Afternoon Four Break-out Sessions: Presentations of Topics

  1. Research Integrity

    • Definition and scope

    • Establishing an ethical environment for research

    • Education of young researchers in ethical behavior

  1. Environmental Equity

    • Definition and scope

    • Relationships between environmental impacts and socio-economic status

    • Interventions to help reduce inequalities



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Appendix A Workshop Agenda SCIENCE AND ETHICS: EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND IRAN Bellagio, Italy, April 22-26, 2002 Agenda Tuesday, April 23—Day 1 Morning Plenary Session: Overview of current issues in science and ethics in the two countries; recent research reports of relevance to the conference; roles of acad- emies and related institutions of science, engineering, and health in addressing science and ethics; international dimensions of issues. Afternoon Four Break-out Sessions: Presentations of Topics 1. Research Integrity • Definition and scope • Establishing an ethical environment for research • Education of young researchers in ethical behavior 2. Environmental Equity • Definition and scope • Relationships between environmental impacts and socio- economic status • Interventions to help reduce inequalities 27

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28 THE EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES OF SCIENCE AND ETHICS 3. Genetics and Ethics • Genetic screening and therapy • Genetic privacy • Genetic therapy in human subject experiments 4. Resource Allocation for Health Care • Distribution of limited resources • Role of local communities in allocation of resources • Determination of most effective interventions Wednesday, April 24—Day 2 Morning: Plenary Session Reports on progress in break-out sessions; identification and discus- sion of overlapping issues; suggestions for focus in each break-out session Afternoon: Break-out Sessions: Discussion of Issues Using Case Studies Thursday, April 25—Day 3 Morning: Break-out Sessions Discussion of issues; preparation of report to plenary session includ- ing priorities and mechanisms for future collaboration among U.S. and Iranian specialists Afternoon: Plenary Session (end at 3:30 P.M.) Critique of reports from break-out sessions; areas for further discus- sion; research needs; discussions of future cooperation—priorities, mechanisms, roles of academies. Open discussion of next steps.