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September 11-12, 2008
Meeting Agenda

Hotel Palomar Arlington
1121 North 19th Street
Arlington, VA 22209

THURSDAY, September 11

9:00 am

Session 1: Ethical Questions in the Reform of Medical Care

Council Discussion of Draft White Paper

10:45 am    

Session 2: Conscience and the History of Moral Philosophy

John Paris, S.J., Ph.D.,
Walsh Professor of Bioethics,
Department of Theology, Boston College

12:00 pm

Lunch break

2:00 pm

Session 3: Conscience in the Practice of the Health Professions

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Duke University School of Medicine,

Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
John P. McGovern Centennial Chair in Family Medicine,
Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities,
University of Texas Medical Branch

Farr Curlin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate,
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics,
University of Chicago

3:30 pm



3:45 pm   

Session3: Conscience in the Practice of the Health Professions, continued

5:00 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, September 12

9:00 am

Session 4: Medical Futility in Context: End of Life Treatment and Care

Linda Emanuel, M.D.
Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine,
Director, Buehler Center on Aging, Health, and Society,
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

10:15 am Break

10:30 am

Session 5: Medical Futility: Institutional and Legislative Initiatives

Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law,
Widener University Law School

11:45 am Session 6: Public Comments

12:00 pm Adjournment

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