Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series: Special Event 

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The UCSD Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

This series is co-sponsored by the UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics. 

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February 19, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm


Imaging Surveillance Programs for Patients at Risk for Cancer, What are the Ethical Considerations?

We often discover cancer after it is too late to treat. At UC San Diego Health, imaging doctors are researching how best to connect diagnostic options to more of those in the community who need it most. They hope to give top-tier medical access to all, regardless of socioeconomic boundaries, so that more cancers can found and treated at an early stage. Cancer care is a sensitive issue, however, with many potential ethical and psychological considerations. 

In this hour-long presentation, clinician-scientists and imaging specialists working on improving cancer screening and surveillance participation will address potential ethical issues in their research, and discuss how this work may impact health outcomes.


Dr. Kathryn Fowler, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology and Dr. Julie An, MD., Radiology Resident in the Clinician-Scientist Track at UC San Diego Health.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m

Location UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03
Registration N/A
Flyer  TBA