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November 20-21, 2008
Meeting Agenda

Hotel Palomar Arlington
1121 North 19th Street
Arlington, VA 22209
703-351-9170

THURSDAY, November 20


9:00 am

Session 1: Medical Futility

Lawrence J. Schneiderman, M.D.
Professor Emeritus,
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California, San Diego

10:30 am Break

10:45 am    

Session 2: Medical Futility

Robert D. Truog, M.D.
Professor of Medical Ethics,
Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital, Boston

12:00 noon Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3: Medical Futility

Susan B. Rubin, Ph.D.
The Ethics Practice
Oakland, California

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm Session 4: Medical Futility

Remarks by Council Members
Benjamin Carson, M.D., and Daniel Foster, M.D.

5:00 pm   Adjournment


FRIDAY, November 21


9:00 am

Session 5: Conscience and the Health Care Professions

Holly Fernandez Lynch, J.D.
Associate, Hogan and Hartson, Washington, D.C.

10:15 am Break

10:30 am

Session 6: National Bioethics Commissions: Looking Back on the President's Council and Forward to the Future of Public Bioethics

Council Discussion

11:45 am Session 7: Public Comments

12 noon Adjournment


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