Update: The President’s Council of Bioethics: November 2008 Meeting Agenda

November 10, 2008

The President’s Council on Bioethics will be meeting November 21-22.  The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Thursday, November 20th:
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

1045 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 pm – 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 21st:
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

12:00 pm – Adjournment


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