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March 12-13, 2009
Meeting Agenda

Washington Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

THURSDAY, March 12

9:00 am

Session 1: National Ethics Commissions:
The View from Abroad

Marie-Hélenè Mouneyrat
Secretary General
Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique, France

Hugh Whittall
Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics

10:30 am


10:45 am    

Session 2: National Ethics Committees:
Mission, Functions, Philosophies, and Modus Operandi

Cynthia Cohen, Ph.D., J.D.
Faculty Affiliate
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Georgetown University

Mark Kuczewski, Ph.D.
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Loyola University, Chicago


12:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:45 pm

Session 3: National Ethics Commissions:
Future Agendas

Mark Frankel, Ph.D.
Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nancy Kass, Sc.D.
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health
Berman Institute, Johns Hopkins University


3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Session 4: National Ethics Commissions:
Looking Back and Looking Forward

Alexander M. Capron, L.L.B.
Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics
Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
University of Southern California

Ruth Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Executive Director,
Berman Institute of Bioethics
Johns Hopkins University

Yuval Levin
Hertog Fellow
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

Eric Meslin, Ph.D.
Indiana University Center for Bioethics

5:00 pm   Adjournment

FRIDAY, March 13

9:00 am

Session 5: Beyond Medical Rescue:
Staff Discussion Paper

Council Discussion


10:30 am Session 6: Public Comments

10:45 am Adjournment

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