Bioethics Conferences, Lectures, and Events
The Program hosts several events each year for the public and for staff; from week long retreats to hour long lectures. Check back here regularly to see what is being offered.
Brain Death is Death
Bioethics Education Forum
Determining Death Using Brain Criteria
Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 6:00-7:30 pm
California Pacific Medical Center – PAC campus
This bioethics forum will explore the history of the definition of death by a noted bioethicist who was a part of the President’s Commission that led to the formulation of the Uniform Determination of Death Act. A neurologist will describe how death is determined using brain criteria and what a physician does upon this determination. The legal perspective will be provided by a judge describing the application of the law to recent brain death cases. Audience members will have ample time for questions and discussion about this and pertinent ethical issues.
- 6:00 – 6:10 Welcome & Introduction
William S. Andereck, MD, FACP
- 6:10 – 6:20 Ethics Case Presentation
Ruchika Mishra, PhD
- 6:20 – 6:40 History of the Definition of Death
Albert Jonsen, PhD
- 6:40 – 6:55 Determining Brain Death and the Physician's Response
Eric Denys, MD, Neurologist
- 6:55 – 7:10 A Legal Perspective on Recent Brain Death Cases
Judge Richard Kramer
- 7:10 – 7:30 Questions and Discussion
CME & Nursing CEU’s pending
RSVP required: Antonio at 415-600-1647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Albert R. Jonsen Bioethics Symposium
The Journey of Bioethics: Past, Present, and Future
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Community & Professional Events
Noon Conferences & Grand Rounds
These events are for For California Pacific Staff. For more information, please call (415) 600-1647.
- Upcoming Grand Rounds TBA.
- Upcoming Noon Conferences TBA.
- Upcoming Schwartz Rounds TBA.
Annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics
2014 Date is TBD
Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education
23-25 June 2014, Paris France
Each year, Cambridge University Press partners with Sciences Po, Chesapeake IRB, Reid Hall (Columbia University) and our Program, organized by Dr. Thomasine Kushner, to host the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education. This annual meeting brings bioethics educators from all over the world to engage in information sharing, bioethics education innovation, and scholarship. Visit cambridgebioethics.com for more information and to register.