The Ethics of Surgical Innovation

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Scientific knowledge is advancing at dizzying speed and each day brings new breakthroughs in medical understanding. Unprecedented advances are opening possibilities that only a decade ago would have seemed like science fiction. Yet a deep anxiety pervades our society, raising questions about the wisdom and motives of experts and the implications of new technology. 

This lecture uses examples from cutting-edge science and medicine to explore the ethical questions which advances in robotics, personalised medicine, transplantation and artificial intelligence pose for doctors, patients and society.

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This event was on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

Roger Kneebone

Professor Roger Kneebone

Visiting Professor of Medical Education

Roger Kneebone is Visiting Professor of Medical Education at Gresham College.

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