A Special Symposium
Ethics in Imaging Research
Organizers: Claudia Hillenbrand, Ph.D., Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Wednesday 7 May 2008
There are a number of important ethical issues to
be aware of for today's imaging scientists. In this two-hour symposium,
we hope to summarize the current thinking on these important issues:
1) Ethical handling of incidental findings in healthy subject examinations and what is expected as due diligence handling of imaging data in a way that might help your subject;
2) The growing burden of grant compliance; managing a grant today in a manner that was common 15 years ago could land the principal investigator in jail;
3) Manipulation of digital images. MR images are manipulated almost by definition, but recent high profile cases in other fields show that there is a continuum between ethical enhancements and outright fraud. This seminar will discuss mechanisms for appropriate scientific conduct (good scientific practice) and some case histories from other fields.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
This special symposium addresses basic scientists and clinicians working in imaging research, who perform volunteer imaging, actively publish imaging data, and/ or pursue extramural funding, and who wish to review the ethical implications of their work. This session will be aimed at M.D.s, Ph.D.s, students, and technologists, in all imaging research areas.
|14:00||Ethics of Incidental Findings - What Do You Owe Your Subject?||A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D.|
|14:40||Grants and Contracts - The Growing Burden of Regulatory Compliance||Mark Barnes|
|15:20||Good Scientific Conduct - Ethics in Imaging Research||Douglas W. Cromey, M.S.|