Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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Research Ethics Grand Rounds
"Curing" Disabilities: Ethical Considerations

Date: April 05, 2011

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/MRL Building

Research Ethics Grand Rounds


Some parents of children with disabilities cling to the concept of a “cure” for their child’s disability. Others express dismay at the apparent lack of acceptance that a cure implies.

This panel discussion will explore the differing viewpoints within disability communities on finding and implementing a “cure.”

  • Robert Hodapp, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education; Director of Research, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Moderator
  • Victor Anderson, Ph.D., Oberlin Alumni Professor of Christian Ethics, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Kyle Brothers, M.D., Instructor, Department of Pediatrics; Instructor, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society; Adjunct Professor of Law; Vanderbilt University
  • John Shouse, Parent Advocate
  • Melissa Beasley, Parent Advocate

Bring your lunch. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

No registration is necessary.

Accreditation: Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APA Credit: Vanderbilt School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 1.0 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.

Disclosure: It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Commercial Support: This educational activity received no commercial support.

Obtaining CME Credit for this event: Physicians and psychologists may obtain credit by signing the attendance log; attendance and credit data will be stored in the CME database and may be accessed through the Vanderbilt CME database. (


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