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December 8-9, 2005
Meeting Agenda

City Center Hotel - Washington, DC
1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D C 20037
Phone: 202-775-0800

THURSDAY, December 8

8:45 am

Session 1: Bioethics and American Children

Norman Fost, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics, University of Wisconsin Hospital

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Session 2:  Ethical Issues in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Robert M. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

12:30 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3: Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving for Children, Too

Loretta Kopelman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Medical Humanities, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm

Session 4: Ethical Issues in Pediatric Research

Sara Goldkind, M.D., M.A., Bioethicist, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration


4:30 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, December 9

8:30 am

Session 5: Human Dignity as a Bioethical Concept

Paul Weithman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

James Childress, Ph.D., Hollingsworth Professor,
Department of Religious Studies, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia


10:00 am


10:15 am

Session 6: Discussion of Staff Working Paper on “Bioethics and Human Dignity”

Bioethics and Human Dignity paper

Council Discussion

11:45 am

Session 7: Public Comments


12:00 pm Adjournment

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