Prominent Bioethicists and Academics Highlight BIO 2006 Bioethics Track

Dianne N. Irving
March 18, 2006
Reproduced with Permission

Many people don't realize that there are many different kinds of ethics that come to very different "ethical conclusions" about what is right or wrong. "Bioethics" is not synonymous with "ethics", but rather only one of the new ethics theories created by the U.S. Congress in 1978 with the Belmont Report. [See Irving, "What is ‘bioethics'?", (June 3, 2000), at:].

If anyone had any doubt about which "ethics" the biotech "industry" relies on, check the list of speakers -- pure Belmont Bioethics, many Founders of Bioethics. Bioethicists provide the "ethical theory" used by biotech to "ethically justify" what they want to do. Google each of their names and you will see how it is done.

Press Release
Source: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Tuesday March 14, 12:57 pm ET

Prominent Bioethicists and Academics Highlight BIO 2006 Bioethics Track

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of leading bioethics professionals, academics and thought leaders will be assembled to participate in a variety of panel discussions on bioethics issues that confront the industry at BIO 2006. BIO 2006, the BIO annual international convention, will take place April 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

Recognizing that there is more to biotechnology than science and business, BIO 2006 offers considerable programming about the social and ethical implications of applications of biotechnology.

The April 10 Bioethics Track will include these dynamic panels:

Advance media registration for BIO 2006 is now available online. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit Only reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers and online publications must register in advance by Friday, March 31, 2006. Additional program information may be found online at

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

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