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Meeting Summary, July 2011

January 20, 2012

In our July meeting we prepared for the thirteenth annual meeting of the IAITMH was to be conducted at the Riley Outpatient Center on Friday, August 12th, 2011. The title was “Ethics in Early Childhood Fields: A Moral Psychological Approach.” Keynote speakers were to be Darcia Narvaez, PhD and Daniel Lapsley, PhD. Prior to the meeting, a training for facilitators was held on June 21, 2011. The meeting was also announced on websites and shared broadly by email.

In addition to preparing for the conference, we discussed: new research possibilities for the Conscience Project, ethics and neuroimaging, conscience and medical education, and an article planned for submission to MedEd Portal.

Afterwards, a member of the group shared his experience in presenting about issues of cultural diversity for mental health providers to consider when caring for Muslim patients. This member continues to read and share his knowledge of Muslim history and culture. Other members of the group are also reading on this subject.

The sharing then moved to an exchange on the subject of cheating in medical school. Being held accountable, and accepting responsibility for the harm done is a precondition for remediation. An ensuing discussion of techniques in the process of remediation followed.

Download a complete copy of the meeting minutes for July 2011.

Forthcoming meetings planned for: October 29, 2011 and January 21, 2012.

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