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11/12/2018 - 11:04pm
Last weekend, IEET Fellow and John Cabot University philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to presenting the laudation for the winner of the lifetime achievement award of the Austrian Patent agency 2018. He represented a distinguished jury which consists of leading experts in the field of emergent technologies such as CEO of KTM Stefan Pierer, general director of IBM Austria Patricia Neumann, the rector of the Technical University Vienna Sabine Seidler, Senior Vice President Innovation & Technology of Borealis Maurits van Tol, and Business Angel Michael Altrichter. On the following photo, you find him standing next to the Austrian minister of innovation and technology, Norbert Hofer, and the winner of the lifetime achievement award, Christian Bartenbach. Next to him, you find the director of the Austrian patent agency, Mariana Karepova. (© Patentamt)
11/12/2018 - 10:28am

Can the agency simultaneously push e-cigarettes away from eager teens and toward longtime smokers who might benefit from them?

11/12/2018 - 10:10am

On Mother’s Day, Nicole Smith-Holt, whose son died last year after rationing his insulin, protested insulin prices at a rally at the Minnesota state capitol. That same month, she traveled to Indianapolis to meet with a representative of the insulin maker Eli Lilly

11/12/2018 - 10:08am

Health officials are preparing to launch a clinical trial designed to test whether experimental Ebola therapies improve patients’ chances of survival in the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — a landmark moment in the world’s efforts to respond to this and future crises

11/12/2018 - 9:36am

Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive

11/11/2018 - 2:34pm

The Long Term Care Community Coalition has launched a new “Tell YOUR Story” tool that will enable residents, families, ombudsmen, and those who work with them tell their story about nursing home or assisted living care.

11/11/2018 - 2:34pm

The Long Term Care Community Coalition has launched a new “Tell YOUR Story” tool that will enable residents, families, ombudsmen, and those who work with them tell their story about nursing home or assisted living care.

One can fill out the form on the website, download it to fill out on a computer or phone, or print out a hard copy to mail in. All personal identifying information is kept confidential unless the individual provides specific permission otherwise. 

Stories about resident care can have an enormous impact on advocacy for better care and dignity.

11/11/2018 - 2:07am

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Jump to The Resident (Season 2: Episode 7): Phase 1 testing; Bad devices; Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 6): Patient stories vs. scans; emotional vs. technical perspectives; Jump to Chicago Med (Season 4; Episode 7): Crisis Ethics: Who gets the dose?

The Resident (Season 2: Episode 7): Phase 1 testing; Bad devices

This episode dealt with two large ethical issues—phase 1 testing of new drugs and the lack of FDA oversight of medical devices.…

11/10/2018 - 9:29pm

David Greer delivers a superb presentation on brain death at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota annual ethics symposium.

Dr. David Greer, MD on Brain Death from Star Studio 2 on Vimeo.

11/10/2018 - 9:29pm

David Greer delivers a superb presentation on brain death at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota annual ethics symposium.