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Forum: Bioethics Council Dialogues with the Public

Futures Thinking Aotearoa – September Forum

“The Bioethics Council Dialogues with the Public”

Led by Dr Helen Bichan and Professor Chris Cunningham

They will share their experiences as members of the Bioethics Council as the Council undertakes its brief of engaging widely with the public on the complex ethical issues of the rapidly evolving biotechnology sector.

Tuesday the 13th of September from 12.15 - 1.30pm
Large Gallery, Turnbull House, Bowen St, Wellington

Cost: New Zealand Futures Trust members: $5
Non-NZFT members: $15

Please register by Friday 9 September- Registration form below


“The Bioethics Council Dialogues with the Public”
Dr Helen Bichan and Professor Chris Cunningham

Dr Helen Bichan is a medical practitioner with specialist qualifications in psychological medicine and in public health. She has considerable experience in the health services, most recently with community participation in the area of public health. She is a founding member of the Bioethics Council.

Chris Cunningham is Professor of Maori Health at Massey University, and Director of the Research Centre for Maori Health & Development. He is a member of a number of committees and Boards concerned with health, including the Hutt Valley DHB, Quit Group, Hepatitis Foundation, NZ Cancer Control Trust and NZ Drug Foundation. Chris has been a member of the Bioethics Council since 2004. He is currently supervising a doctoral student investigating Maori perceptions of Genetic Biotechnologies.


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“The Bioethics Council Dialogues with the Public”
Led by Dr Helen Bichan and Professor Chris Cunningham

Tuesday the 13th of September from 12.15 - 1.30pm
Large Gallery, Turnbull House, Bowen St, Wellington

$ 5 (NZFT members)
$ 15 (non NZFT member)




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