Introduction to Bioethics for the Biosafety Professional and Researcher

A distance learning opportunity
April 10,11, and 12, 2017
1:00 – 2:00pm (CDT)

Online Biosafety Training

IT requirements for WebEx

Thru Feb 27
ABSA Members $110 USD
Nonmembers $175 USD

After Feb 27
ABSA Members $130 USD
Nonmembers $195 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to GoToWebinar services and Articulate, and 3-hours of interactive instruction from a well-respected subject matter expert.

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Registration is not considered complete and confirmed until payment is received. Your paid registration will be confirmed within 7 working days. Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 3/13/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations by 3/13/17. Cancellations by 3/20/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 3/20/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.

What moral questions must we confront in biosafety? How do we determine the correct answers to those questions? How do we resolve disagreements about those answers? Over three sessions, participants will explore not only their own moral judgments in specific cases but the sources of disagreement about those judgments, as well. During the first session, we will identify the moral principles that underlie our moral judgments in specific cases, as well as discuss common (but often unseen) tensions within our own individual ethical systems. Once those tensions are identified, we will discuss strategies for resolving them. During the second session, we will apply those strategies to specific moral problems in biosafety. Participants will have an opportunity to submit specific cases or studies they would like to consider in this context. During the third session, participants will have an opportunity to ask additional questions, propose additional moral problems, and reflect on how they might identify and resolve ethical problems in biosafety in the future.

This webinar will be a three-part 1-hour webinar sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 10, 11, and 12, 2017 at 1:00pm CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 12:45pm (CDT) on April 10, 11, and 12. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

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Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the moral principles that underlie moral judgments in specific cases
  2. Identify conflicts that arise between those principles, or between those principles and the judgments they yield in specific cases
  3. Develop strategies for resolving ethical conflicts/ethical disagreements within the field of biosafety


The webinar will be presented by Brynn Welch, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama—Birmingham

This course has been approved for 0.25 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification. *ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 3.00 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.


Please direct questions about this course to:
Contact KariAnn DeServi
Education Coordinator, ABSA
866.425.1385 / [email protected]

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