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Center for Bioethics Mini Bioethics Academy

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.

Tuesdays, January 23, January 30, and February 6, 2018
6:00 - 6:30 PM:  Registration/Check-in
6:30 - 8:00 PM:  Class*

Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
Room 2-530
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mini Bioethics Academy

Session Info, Pricing and Registration

All Three Sessions

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 PM*
January 23, January 30, and February 6, 2018
Adults/General Public:  $25
Students:  $10

Individual Sessions

Adults/General Public:  $10 Advance / $15 at Door*
Students:  $5
*Registration at the door is based upon availability


Select Individual Sessions below:

Mini Bioethics Academy - Session 1: Opioid Addiction in America: Where do we stand?
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

Mini Bioethics Academy - Session 2: Opioid Addiction in America: Reframing public perceptions and policy solutions
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

Mini Bioethics Academy - Session 3: Opioid Addiction in America: Leveraging community expertise
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

About the Center for Bioethics

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.

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Center for Bioethics
N504 Church St SE
410 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph:  612-624-9440
Fax:  612-624-9108

Em: bioethx@umn.edu

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84 Church St SE, Ste 13
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-2345
Email:  umntix@umn.edu

Mon - Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM