Conference Connections

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AU Learning Services Conference – October 3 & 4, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details to follow.


CAPDHHE [Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education] – To be held in Calgary, October 29 – November 1, 2003.

Teaching In A Digital Age – the impact of new communication technologies on teaching and pedagogy. l’Université de Montréal. [French only]

China Conference 2003 – Edinburgh July 2003. China Conference Info welcomes people from the commercial and educational sector involved in E-Learning, Distance Learning, Training, HR, IT Training, Localisation, ICT or Knowledge Management, to this world first international event. China represents the biggest target market for these sectors ever and is still largely untapped.

Entering the Chinese market place is a complex move. This conference provides a forum on exchange of market information not only on product and service requirements, but on specialist market entrance requirements. If you are working in any of these sectors you should seriously consider entering this event in your diary. The conference will be patronised by professionals from, China, the USA, Europe and Australia and represents the largest collective gathering of these specialists centred around the Chinese market ever!

For more information:

Summer Symposium on Health Ethics

Wednesday 6 August 2003
Stollery Executive Development Centre
Business Building, University of Alberta
11211 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre (JDHEC) invites you to attend a one-day symposium on health ethics. This course will offer a series of presentations by JDHEC Faculty that will challenge you to examine and explore the essential place of ethics in health care practice.

Sign Up for:
Full Day Symposium: $100 + GST
Student/Limited Income $ 50 + GST for students
Price Includes Lunch

Who should attend?
“¢ Health care professionals
“¢ Administrators
“¢ Students in health sciences, law and humanities
“¢ Ethics committee members


Worried, troubled or anxious? It may be moral distress: Wendy Austin, RN, PhD
An exploration of the distress arising when moral choices in healthcare practice are thwarted by constraints.

Ethics in the Trenches: Paul Byrne, MB, ChB, FRCPC
This session will focus on the practical aspects of clinical ethics consultation and education.

“So you want to do research:” : Glenn Griener, PhD
The main principles of research ethics and their application to projects from clinical trials to chart reviews.

Bodies Here, There, and Everywhere: Barbara Russell, PhD, MBA
Philosophers and ethicists debate how our bodies impact our individuality and humanity. This session will focus on insights and ideas from this debate that are relevant to providing care for people.

From a Glint in the Eye to Bringing Up Baby: Ethics and Reproduction: Laura Shanner, PhD
Eplores the implications of family relationships in assisted reproduction and pregnancy management.

For more information:
Phone 780-492-6676

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