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Fri, Jan 31


Hart House (Committee's Room - 2nd Fl)

Café Bioethics: Biobanking and Informed Consent

Diseases need cures, and cures need research, but research needs biological material... and a lot of it. Do you consent to yours being used?

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Café Bioethics: Biobanking and Informed Consent
Café Bioethics: Biobanking and Informed Consent

Time & Location

Jan 31, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Hart House (Committee's Room - 2nd Fl), 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3, Canada

About the event

With the current rate of expansion in the field of medicine, biobanking has become an essential tool for academic and clinical research. However, the interplay between data sharing and bodily integrity has generated a complex ethical dilemma. Consequently, it has become increasingly important to consider the ethics and implications of biobanking and broad consent, and how individual and collective welfare can be achieved. 


Leading the discussion this Café Bioethics will be Leanna Lui. Leanna is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a Global Health Specialist at the University of Toronto. Leanna recently completed HMB306 Ethical Considerations in Emerging Biotechnology. She is interested in ethics as it relates to the field of medicine, health care, and climate change, and she is interested in pursuing a career that fulfills these research interests. 


This is a multi-layered discussion, so individuals with various backgrounds are welcome, as always!

If you would like to simply attend and listen to the discussion, this is totally welcome. It is my utmost priority for those who attend to enjoy the event and feel comfortable! Free flowing discussion is encouraged.

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Thank you so much for your support!

Warmest regards,

Nipa Chauhan Café Bioethics President


  • Café Bioethics Registration

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