0
Medical News & Perspectives |

AAAS: Use Science to Boost Human Rights

Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2009;302(5):480-481. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1110.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

After launching some new initiatives using scientific technology and expertise in the service of human rights, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is stepping up its efforts in the area by recruiting individual scientists and health care workers, as well as professional or scientific organizations, to join its efforts.

On June 24, the AAAS hosted a webcast highlighting the organization's human rights efforts and urged individuals and science-related organizations to join the initiatives. Among these activities are an effort to use satellite and other geographic imaging technology to monitor and document human rights violations in remote or difficult-to-reach regions, a coalition bringing together scientific organizations to work on human rights issues, and a program that allows individuals to volunteer their expertise to human rights organizations.

Figures in this Article

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Place holder to copy figure label and caption

Graphic Jump LocationImage not available.

Satellite images taken on May 6 (left) and May 10 (right) show a Sri Lankan neighborhood before and after destruction of numerous structures, providing evidence that bolstered reports of civilian casualties in a conflict between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebel group.

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Topics
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();