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Pratt Michael M Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA; Schools of Medicine and Government, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Electronic address: - - 2014
This is an invited commentary for the ALR special issue, thus no abstract. The commentary focuses on the lessons that can be learned from Latin America regarding obesity prevention. Examples from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia that may inform US policy are described.
Harrison Gary G Department of English, MSC03 2170, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, - - 2014
To show how the case of Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein brings light to the ethical and moral issues raised in Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, we nest an imaginary IRB proposal dated August 1790 by Victor Frankenstein within a discussion of the importance and function of the IRB. Considering the ...
De La Cruz Enrique M EM Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 260 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520-8114, USA - - 2014
The Company of Biologists Workshop entitled 'Navigating the Cell: How Motors Function in vivo' was held in March 2014 at Wiston House in Steyning, West Sussex, UK. The meeting was an opportunity for a diverse group of experts in the biology and physics of cytoskeletal dynamics, and molecular motors to ...
Jones Bruce Vivash BV Ermin Way House, 34 Dollar Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 - - 2014
While researching a different subject in the archives of the RCVS, Bruce Vivash Jones discovered a box of pristine badges for the 10th International Veterinary Congress, which was to have been held in London in August 1914. Intrigued by why the badges were unused, he began to investigate the history ...
Madhok Sumi S a Gender Institute, London School of Economics , London , - - 2014
In this paper we draw attention to the difficulty of accessing reproductive rights in the absence of effective state and legal guarantees for gender equity and citizenship, and argue that if reproductive rights are to be meaningful interventions on the ground, they must be reframed in terms of reproductive justice. ...
Patel S S Department of Conservative Dentistry, King's College London Dental Institute, London, UK; Specialist Practice, London, - - 2014
This Position Statement represents a consensus of an expert committee convened by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) on the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). The statement is based on the current scientific evidence, and provides the clinician with evidence-based criteria on when to use CBCT in Endodontics. ...
Stewart Sarah - - 2014
The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) (www.vidm.org) is an annual online conference designed to break down traditional barriers to continuing professional development (CPD); provide online opportunities for international midwifery networking; and model open access communication and collaboration practices. Whilst the VIDM is designed to reach midwives all around ...
Minerva Francesca - - 2014
The law regulating abortion in Italy gives healthcare practitioners the option to make a conscientious objection to activities that are specific and necessary to an abortive intervention. Conscientious objectors among Italian gynaecologists amount to about 70%. This means that only a few doctors are available to perform abortions, and therefore ...
Winter Elke - - 2014
The John Porter Lecture at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association in Victoria 2013 draws upon my book Us, Them, and Others: Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies. Incorporating the findings from an analysis of Canadian English-language newspaper discourses during the 1990s into a theoretical framework inspired ...
Chambers David W DW Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, 2155 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115, USA, - - 2014
Current empirical studies of moral behavior of healthcare professionals are almost entirely focused on self-reports, usually collected under the assumption that an ethical disposition characterizes individuals across various contexts. It is well known, however, that individuals adjust their behavior to what they see being done by those in their peer ...
Bleich Michael R - - 2014
Whether formal or informal, meetings reflect relational opportunities that are critical to effective leadership. Professional development educators can influence the quality, cost, and impact of meetings by emphasizing their structure, conduct, and behavioral dynamics. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014;45(2):56-57.
Triggle Nick - - 2014
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (ED) staff must strive to meet the four-hour waiting time target even if they find it difficult, NHS leaders say.
Cliquet A A Department of Public International Law, Ghent University, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000, Gent, Belgium, - - 2014
The protection and management of protected areas must be adapted to the effects of climate change. An important question is if the law on protected areas is capable of dealing with the required changes. In general, both international nature conventions and European Union nature conservation law do not contain any ...
Halpern Jodi - - 2014
Principles are static; narratives move. They show us how people change; they depict character development and moral growth (or decline). They do this by pulling us inside lived time, where we empathize with a character's dilemmas about, and responsibility for, his or her future. This feature of narratives fits well ...
Al-Herz Waleed W Department of Pediatrics, Kuwait University , Kuwait City , Kuwait ; Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Al-Sabah Hospital , Kuwait City , - - 2014
We report the updated classification of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) compiled by the Expert Committee of the International Union of Immunological Societies. In comparison to the previous version, more than 30 new gene defects are reported in this updated version. In addition, we have added a table of acquired defects that ...
Pyron R Alexander RA Dept. of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, 2023 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052;; Email: - - 2014
Large molecular datasets including many species and loci have greatly improved our knowledge of snake phylogeny, particularly within the group including boas (Table 1). Recent taxonomic revisions using molecular phylogenies have clarified some of the previously contentious nomenclature of the group (Wilcox et al. 2002; Lawson et al. 2004; Burbrink ...
Cant Michael A MA Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Cornwall TR10 9EZ, United - - 2013
The evolution of cooperation in animal and human societies is associated with mechanisms to suppress individual selfishness. In insect societies, queens and workers enforce cooperation by "policing" selfish reproduction by workers. Insect policing typically takes the form of damage limitation after individuals have carried out selfish acts (such as laying ...
D'Orso Iván - - 2013
The "Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription" meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, organized by Stephen Buratowski (Harvard Medical School), Katherine Jones (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies) and John Lis (Cornell University), counted with 364 registered attendees, 64 speakers and 215 posters. Top-notch researchers in a very dynamic and collegial atmosphere ...
Miller Steven D - - 2013
Large meteors (or superbolides [Ceplecha Z, et al. (1999) Meteoroids 1998:37-54]), although rare in recorded history, give sobering testimony to civilization's inherent vulnerability. A not-so-subtle reminder came on the morning of February 15, 2013, when a large meteoroid hurtled into the Earth's atmosphere, forming a superbolide near the city of ...
Spitzer Hartwig - - 2013
Interdisciplinary courses on science, engineering and society have been successfully established in two cases, at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, and at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In both cases there were institutional and perceptual barriers that had to be overcome in the primarily disciplinary departments. The ingredients of success included ...
Milton Constance L - - 2013
Global healthcare and health disciplines' education policy and position statements contain mandates for education that incorporates interprofessional collaboration. One of the popular educational technologies involves virtual simulation as tools for educating future generations of healthcare professionals. This article discusses potential ethical implications for interprofessional collaboration from a humanbecoming lens of ...
White Peter S - - 2013
Aldo Leopold, in "The Land Ethic," made 2 important contributions to conservation ethics: he emphasized the community and ecosystem levels of organization and he explicitly included people as members of the biotic community. Leopold's writings remain eloquent, inspirational, and influential, but the ideas he describes are inherently complex, and ecological ...
Angelos Peter - - 2013
Although the historical background of ethical principles of human subjects research are the same for surgery and nonsurgical fields, surgical clinical trials raise several specific ethical issues. Placebo arms in surgical trials are problematic because the closer the sham surgery is to a real operation, the greater the risks for ...
Replogle Robert - - 2013
The ranks of thoracic surgeons who added immeasurably to the craft lost another warrior when Harold C. Urschel, Jr, 19th President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), died on November 12, 2012. He seemed indestructible, full of energy and ideas, fun to be around, and always good for a ...
Elishakoff Isaac - - 2013
This Theme Issue is dedicated to the topic 'Mechanics: from nano to macro' and marks the 75th birthday of Dr J. Michael T. Thompson, Fellow of the Royal Society, whose current affiliations are as follows: (i) Honorary Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University ...
Isett Kimberley R - - 2013
This article assesses the structural choices for the proposed tobacco endgame strategies. I focus on the issues associated with particular structural choices for the location of the implementation. Specifically, I discuss issues related to implementation of the endgame within a specific single agency, and issues related to a more widespread, ...
Dulsat C - - 2013
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is one of the largest international conferences for neurologists and neuroscience professionals, and is dedicated to basic, clinical, epidemiologic, translational and educational research. More than 10,000 attendees from all over the world converged on this international forum for the exchange ...
Ferreres Alberto R - - 2013
The ethical debate about performing-or not-extended lymphadenectomy in patients with a gastrointestinal malignancy is approached in this work. It offers a thorough overview of the ethical principles. Problem-solving tools are provided to assist in framing the issues and resolving the conflicts.
Sassoon Adam A - - 2013
Slide-based disclosure of potential conflicts of interest prior to presentations is practiced at most orthopaedic meetings to help audiences critically evaluate the data presented. These slides are often supplemented with a printed disclosure in program guides and occasionally on Internet sites. The fidelity and usefulness of this format have not ...
Pickersgill Martyn D MD Centre for Population Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. - - 2013
Much bioethical scholarship is concerned with the social, legal and philosophical implications of new and emerging science and medicine, as well as with the processes of research that under-gird these innovations. Science and technology studies (STS), and the related and interpenetrating disciplines of anthropology and sociology, have also explored what ...
Cornelissen Gert - - 2013
Recent research on the dynamics of moral behavior has documented two contrasting phenomena-moral consistency and moral balancing. Moral balancing refers to the phenomenon whereby behaving ethically or unethically decreases the likelihood of engaging in the same type of behavior again later. Moral consistency describes the opposite pattern-engaging in ethical or ...
Gerrits Trudie - - 2013
This article provides insight into how ethically sensitive requests for the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) are dealt within the daily practice of a Dutch fertility clinic. The findings presented are part of an ethnographic study conducted in this clinic from September 2003 until April 2005. Information for this ...
Edmunds L Henry LH - - 2013
"Ben" Roe was the eighth president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He was a fourth-generation native Californian, a hall of fame athlete, a pioneer in the development of cardiac surgery, and a crusading reformer of professional standards, education, and ethics. Educated in both northern California and in Boston, his ...
Calhoun Aaron W - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Medicine is hierarchical, and both positive and negative effects of this can be exposed and magnified during a crisis. Ideally, hierarchies function in an orderly manner, but when an inappropriate directive is given, the results can be disastrous unless team members are empowered to challenge the order. This article ...
Gori Gio B - - 2013
The regulation of health and environmental hazards is coercive to the point of imposing substantial fines and even detention to transgressors. In free societies, those regulations have ethical standing if grounded on the scientific evidence of physical measurements relevant to what is being protected including humans, or on transparent use ...
Lynch John - - 2013
Strict criteria for manuscript authorship exist to guide decisions on who should be considered an author. Less is known about how authorship for scientific meetings is determined. Our goal was to explore factors that influence decisions about authorship of conference abstracts. In 2010, we conducted qualitative focus groups with a ...
Lueger-Schuster Brigitte - - 2013
This article outlines a personal reflection of experiences within the field of traumatic stress, especially in relation to specific events, which affected the author's professional life. Conclusions for further challenges for European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) are delineated. ESTSS's role in the global network of traumatic stress societies ...
Kang Peter B - - 2013
The field of neurogenetics is moving so rapidly that new discoveries are announced almost weekly. The tools available for the diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders have become powerful and complex, and raise new ethical dilemmas that did not exist just a few years ago. In addition to previous concerns about presymptomatic ...
Curran Christine Perdan - - 2013
The Teratology Society held its fourth strategic planning session in Albuquerque, NM, April 10-12, 2012, and launched the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan in conjunction with the 2012 annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. Building on the energy of the successful implementation of prior strategic plans (San Diego, 2007; Nashville,TN 2002; Cincinnati, OH ...
Rump B - - 2013
Current thinking on the development of molecular microbial characterisation techniques in public health focuses mainly on operational issues that need to be resolved before incorporation into daily practice can take place. Notwithstanding the importance of these operational challenges, it is also essential to formulate conditions under which such microbial characterisation ...
Endacott Ruth - - 2013
Previous studies have suggested that greater focus on clinical matters in NHS commissioner and provider Trust Board meetings might improve the range, quality or cost of clinical care. This study reports the extent of clinical focus in Board meetings in three types of NHS Trust and considers the implications for ...
Nora Lois Margaret - - 2013
There is dynamic interplay between the disciplines of law and ethics, and the result is often laws and regulation that impact the practice of clinical neurology. This chapter explores how the disciplines of law and ethics inform and intersect with each other, and how resulting law impacts the everyday work ...
Coombes Stephen S Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. - - 2013
"Neurodynamics" is an interdisciplinary area of mathematics where dynamical systems theory (deterministic and stochastic) is the primary tool for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms responsible for the behaviour of neural systems (whether biological or synthetic). A meeting on this topic was held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh ...
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Nominations for the tenth Ewald Prize are invited.
Vilain Annette Dalsgaard - - 2012
It has long been accepted that conferences are a useful mode of continuous professional development (CPD) (Russell 2010). Midwives welcome the chance to learn about recent practice developments, and the opportunity to network with each other in a face to face environment. However, barriers such as geographical isolation, time and ...
Neal Joseph M - - 2012
ABSTRACT: This special article is an essay version of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy 2011 Carl Koller Award lecture. Historically, evaluations of a trainee's regional anesthesia learning focused on caseload numbers. The deficiency of this unidimensional approach is that case numbers alone say little about the ...
Lallave Juan Antonio - - 2012
Jung's theories of archetype, shadow, and the personal and collective unconscious provide a postmodern framework in which to consider the role of the expert witness in judicial proceedings. Archetypal themes, motifs, and influences help to illuminate the shadow of the judicial system and projections and behaviors among the cast of ...
Steinemann Susan - - 2012
Twenty-six of 89 submitted abstracts were selected for podium presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Association for Surgical Education, held in San Diego, California. Based on popular themes, 10 abstracts were chosen for publication under the auspices of the Alliance for Clinical Education. These abstracts have been modified ...
Dodge Laura E - - 2012
To determine the accuracy of information regarding state-level abortion laws and policies received by a simulated patient from front-line staff at facilities providing abortion services. U.S. states were ranked by restrictiveness of access to abortion, and a simulated patient made calls to the five most and six least restrictive states. ...
Lussier Yves A - - 2012
ABSTRACT: A report on the 20th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), held at Long Beach, California, USA, July 15-17, 2012.
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