Youth Ethics Summit: Vaccination Ethics and Policy
While vaccinations have been responsible for many global public health successes, they continue to raise ethical controversies. NWABR invites educators and high school students to explore and discuss the unique challenges of vaccine research and policy making.
Saturday October 12, 2019
registration opens august 1, 2019
for students in grades 9-12 and interested educators
No fee to attend; includes lunch
The Youth Ethics Summit will bring together students from across the Puget Sound region to learn about topics related to ethics, medicine, and biomedical research that are of special relevance to young people in both local and global contexts. This year’s summit will focus on vaccination bioethics and will feature researchers, clinicians and bioethicists leading discussions. We will also watch a short film, Everybody's Business, about perspectives on childhood vaccination from folks on Vashon Island. The Summit provides an opportunity for students from different schools to meet and to participate in discussions and presentations about ethics in science issues.
Examples of topics we will explore and discuss:
- Measles 2019
- Vaccine Research and Testing
- Vaccine Safety
- Informed Consent, especially for minors
- Vaccination Policies
Logistics and financial support for local transportation available
Learn more by contacting Jen Wroblewski, Engagement Manager.