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December 2-3, 2004
Meeting Agenda

The Stephen Decatur House
1610 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006


THURSDAY, December 2

9:00 a.m. Session 1: After the Life Cycle: The Moral Challenges of Later Life

Thomas R. Cole, Ph.D., Professor and Director, John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Health, Humanities and the Human Spirit, University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine

10:30 am Break

10:45 am     Session 2:  Aging and Care-Giving: Options for Decision-Making

Carl E. Schneider, Chauncey Stillman Professor for Ethics, Morality, and the Practice of Law, Law School, The University of Michigan

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3: Aging and Care-Giving: Are there Objective Standards for Decision-Making in Caring for Patients with Dementia?

Council Discussion based on papers by Rebecca Dresser

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm

Session 4: Biotechnology and Public Policy

Council Member Francis Fukuyama


5:15 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, December 3

8:30 am

Session 5: Biotechnology and Public Policy: The New Canadian System

Ian Shugart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada


10:00 am Break
10:15 am

Session 6: Seeking Morally Unproblematic Sources of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Howard A. Zucker, Department of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Donald W. Landry, Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Council Member William Hurlbut

11:45 am Session 7: Public Comments
12:30 pm Adjournment

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