Workshop Invitation: Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop (IU Center for Bioethics)

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, we invite you to participate in the fifth annual Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop taking place April 17–19, 2013 at the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, 410 W. 10th Street, Room 1110, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

TaSkR is part of the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi AREP), a program supported by a recently renewed grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. The TaSkR workshop is an annual highlight of IU-Moi AREP and is designed to build research ethics capacity at both universities.

The overall objective of TaSkR is to enable participants to enrich their knowledge of intellectual foundations, pedagogical methods and skills for teaching international research ethics. Typical participants have been faculty and graduate students involved (or intending to become involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings. TaSkR instructors are experts in international research ethics. Different pedagogical approaches have been used at TaSkR itself, including group work, panel discussions, light lectures, debates, and other formats.

Woven throughout each TaSkR program is a theme in international research ethics selected for its relevance. The theme allows participants to augment their knowledge in the field as they acquire pedagogical skills and allows for previous TaSkR participants to gain exposure to novel content each year. The theme for this year is “Individuality, Community and Personhood in International Research Ethics: The African Context.” This theme is of central importance in international research ethics, having implications for such issues as informed consent, community engagement, privacy, and perception of risk and harm. Speakers presenting on the theme will include Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University), Isaac Mwase (Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics (2004-2008), National Cancer Institute (2008-2010)), Joseph Kahiga (Moi University) and Rachel Vreeman (Indiana University).

Although there is no cost to register for TaSkR V, we urge you to do so promptly. There are a limited number of spots available on a “first come, first served” basis. Please register online at
http://bioethics.iu.edu/programs/arep/taskr/ <http://bioethics.iu.edu/programs/arep/taskr/%20> below the “TaSkR V” overview.

We certainly hope you are able to join us for an engaging and productive workshop.

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