Panel: Contemporary Biomaterials' Ethics: Fundamentals, Recent Issues, and Controversial Case Studies

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Track: Thought Leaders/Ethics
Room: Grand Ballroom A


Ethics is a critical, pervasive and ongoing issue for the biomaterials’ research and clinical community which traditionally has not received much attention at SFB Annual Meetings. The Past SFB President’s Advisory Committee was charged in the past to provide guidance to SFB for policies and education in ethics. Based on a successful symposium in 2017 on ethics, this session will highlight case studies which bring biomaterials’ ethics to the forefront, discussing a framework and guidance for making decisions. It will also discuss the formulation of an SFB Code of Ethics and generate an SFB ethics agenda for the future of the Society.