According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 4
people who receive opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain struggle with addiction. In 2015, almost half of the 33,000 opioid deaths
in America involved a prescription. This seminar series focuses on the complexities presented by this crisis.
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics' Mini Bioethics Academy is a three night event to learn about and foster discussion on bioethical challenges in today’s society. Mini Bioethics Academy is open to anyone interested in learning more about bioethics. Choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register early to get a space.
*Registration at the door is based upon availability
Select Individual Sessions below:
Dana Farley, MDH Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy Director
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Note: Online registration closes on Jan 22 at 4:30 PM; Walk-in registration will begin at 6 PM on Jan 23
Sarah Gollust, PhD, Associate Professor, UMN School of Public Health
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Note: Online registration closes on Jan 29 at 4:30 PM; Walk-in registration will begin at 6 PM on Jan 30
Laura Palombi, Pharm.D., MPH, MAT, Assistant Professor, UMN College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 PM*
Please note the extended time for this last session.
Note: Online registration closes on Feb 5 at 4:30 PM; Walk-in registration will begin at 6 PM on Feb 6
The mission of the Center is to advance understanding concerning ethical issues in biomedical research, health care and the life sciences, with a focus on the rights and interests of patients, research participants, and the public.
The Center carries out this mission by conducting original interdisciplinary research and scholarship, offering educational programs and courses, fostering public discussion and debate, and assisting in the formulation of public policy. The Center provides education in bioethics for University students, faculty, and staff; professionals in health care and related fields; and interested members of the general public.