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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS---We are delighted to announce that the CBSSM Research Colloquium will occur on April 27, 2016. It will take place at Founders Room, Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Abstract submissions are welcome from all disciplines both within UM, as well as other institutions. The CBSSM Research Colloquium is an all-day event with presentations highlighting research related to bioethics, health communication, and medical decision making.

CBSSM News & Events

CBSSM Affiliates presenting at WMU Conference: Bioethics: Preparing for the Unknown (March 17-18th)
CBSSM affiliates will be presenting at the WMU Ethics Center Conference: "Bioethics: Preparing for the Unknown" (March 17-18th).
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Scott Kim and Raymond De Vries' Assisted Suicide Study in New York Times 02/11/2016
Raymond De Vries, PhD and Scott Kim, MD, PhD 's study of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) for persons with psychiatric illnesses was recently written up in the New York Times. They found that persons receiving EAS for psychiatric disorders in the Netherlands were mostly women, of diverse ages, with complex and chronic psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial histories. They also reported that in more than half of approved cases, people had declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die. Dr. De Vries and Dr. Kim are current and former co-directors of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) .
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PIHCD: Dan Spratt 02/17/2016
Dan Spratt will be speaking about a project to evaluate the possible impact of a change in the grading system for prostate cancer on patient decisions to pursue active surveillance versus treatment
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