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The 2021 Annual Bioethics Conference will take place online June 9-11 and will explore the potential of biotechnology to drive and shape the future of clinical care and research.

The practice of medicine over the course of the last fifty years has changed dramatically. Novel technological developments will continue to generate new discoveries, therapies, and patient outcomes. Recent advances in intertwined areas, such as stem cell-based bioengineering, organoid technology, low-cost personal genome sequencing, machine learning, and human genome editing have the potential to create more effective, personalized medical treatments. But as we progress toward this biotechnologically-driven medical future, we must consider how ethical values can shape these advancements and vice versa. This online conference will examine how ethics interacts with biotechnology in medicine, and consider multiple approaches to how we might ensure that biotechnology continues to evolve ethically and for the benefit of all.

GRI Faculty Affiliate Tina Eliassi-Rad will be a featured speaker for the “Machine Learning and Medicine” presentation taking place from 10:30 to 11:30 AM ET on June 10, 2021.


About Tina Eliassi-Rad

Tina Eliassi-Rad headshotTina Eliassi-Rad is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is also a core faculty member at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute. Prior to joining Northeastern, Tina was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University; and before that she was a Member of Technical Staff and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Tina earned her Ph.D. in Computer Sciences (with a minor in Mathematical Statistics) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research is rooted in data mining and machine learning; and spans theory, algorithms, and applications of big data from networked representations of physical and social phenomena. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications (including a few best paper and best paper runner-up awardees); and has given over 190 invited talks and 13 tutorials.


The multi-day conference will take place on Wednesday, June 9 to Friday, June 11, 2021, To register, click here.

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