The National Committee of Bioethics organizes the scientific meeting for the ethics of scientific communication

April 12, 2018
The National Committee of Bioethics at its headquarters in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology held the scientific meeting “Ethics of Scientific Communication” to discuss the role of the media in correcting false scientific information, on Thursday, the twenty-sixth of Rajab 1439 AH corresponding to the twelfth of April 2018 AD
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The meeting aims to develop a methodology and framework for improving scientific communication with the public and the media, define scientific and professional responsibilities for the dissemination of scientifically proven information, move away from unproven and controversial issues, and spread awareness and the results of correct scientific research, as well as the responsibility to disseminate divergent and unproven messages to society and the role of scientists, researchers, practitioners and the media towards scientific issues, where the participants provided examples of misconceptions circulating in media, the role of media in health education and scientific communication between experts, and the responsibility of media in selecting speakers on scientific issues.

The meeting was concluded by presenting the recommendations that were reached through discussing those themes, which will be the basis on which the regulations governing bioethics in this field will be built.

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