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June 22-23, 2006
Meeting Agenda

St. Regis Hotel
923 16th and K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-638-2626


9:00 a.m.

Session 1: Organ Transplantation and Procurement—the Empirical Context

Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D., Professor of Bioethics, Oncology, and Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Neil R. Powe, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University-Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:30 am Break

10:45 am     Session 2:   Organ Transplantation and Procurement—Literary and
Philosophical-Anthropological Perspectives

Thomas Lynch, author of The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade and Bodies at Motion and at Rest

Stuart F. Spicker, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3: Organ Transplantation and Procurement—The Ethical Challenges

Presentation and discussion of the discussion paper by Council senior research consultant Eric Cohen and the essay by Council member Gilbert Meilaender

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm

Session 4: Organ Transplantation and Procurement—Policy Proposals

James F. Childress, Ph.D., Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics, Professor of Medical Ethics, and Director of the Institute of Practical Ethics, University of Virginia, and Chairman of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation

Benjamin E. Hippen, M.D., Transplant Nephrologist, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina



5:15 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, June 23

8:30 am

Session 5: Newborn Screening for Genetics Disorders

Duane Alexander, M.D., Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

10:00 am Break
10:15 am

Session 6: Newborn Screening for Genetics Disorders

Presentation and discussion of staff working paper by Richard Roblin, Ph.D., Council scientific director

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

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