2016 Program: International Bioethics Retreat

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Tuesday, 5 July

 

6:30 PM Reception. Details will be emailed to registered conference attendees

 

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Wednesday, 6 July

 

8:30 – 9:00 AM             Coffee/Tea

                                              Distribution of Materials

 

9:00-9:15 AM                  Introduction and Welcome

                                              William S. Andereck, MD, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health,

                                              San Francisco, USA

 

Pediatric Ethics

Chair:   John Paris, SJ, PhD, Boston College, USA

 

9:15-9:30 AM                 Prenatal Whole-Genome Sequencing: Can and Should We Regulate?

                                              Michelle Bayefsky, BA, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

 

9:30-9:45 AM                 Primum Non Nocere: The Medical Limits of Parental Autonomy and Authority

                                              Michele Goodwin, JD, LLM, School of Law, University of California Irvine, USA

 

9:45-10:00 AM              Moral Distress in the NICU

                                              Ruchika Mishra, PhD, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco, USA

 

10:00-10:15 AM             Break

10:15-10:45 AM              Group Discussion

 

 

Health Information

Chair: Thomas Foreman, DHCE, University of Ottawa/The Ottawa Hospital

 

10:45 -11:00 AM           Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care

                                              Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

 

11:00- 11:15 AM             Knowing the Future: Predictive Medicine and the Homo Curans

                                               Johann-Christian Poder, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

11:15-11:45 AM                Group Discussion

11:45 - 1:30 PM               Class Photograph and Lunch in the Garden

 

 

Neuroethics

Chair: Tuija Takala, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

1:30-1:45 PM                  Naturalizing Responsibility: Assessing the Neurosciences

                                              Silvia Zullo, PhD,  University of Bologna, Italy

 

1:45-2:00 PM                  The Ethics of Human Enhancement and Folk Intuitions:

                                              Is the Lottery of Life Curbing the Moral Boundaries of Human Development?

                                              Daniela Goya-Tocchetto, PhD. Thomas Nadelheffer, PhD,  Jen Cole Wright, PhD,

                                              College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA

 

2:00-2:15 PM                  Problem Solving Diagnostics in the Enhancement Debate

                                              Johanna Ahola-Launonen, MSc (Doctoral Candidate), University of Helsinki, Finland

 

2:15-2:30 PM                  What Constitutes “Good” for the Care-Dependent Demented Elderly?

                                              Dorothea Touwen, Ph.D., Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

2:30-3:00 PM                 Group Discussion

 

 

Synopsis Session

Chair: David A. Bennahum, MD, University of New Mexico, USA

 

3:00-4:00 PM              How Can We Let That Happen?  The Rashomon Effect and Moral Distress:

                                              When Different Clinicians See Different Truths

                                              Donna Chen, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA, Co-authors:

                                              Colleen Suratt and Caridad Ponce Martinez -- USA

 

                                              “Helpless,” “Frustrated” and “Indignant” Medical Student Language as an Indicator of Moral

                                              Distress in Caring for the Elderly

                                              Marin Gillis, PhD,  FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, Florida, Co-authors: Amalia Landa

                                              Galinder, MD, Melissa Armas, PhD, Michael MInzter, MD, Marta Cuellar, MD --  USA

 

                                             Ethical Issue with Patients’ Informed Consent in Clinical Career Trials

                                              Tove Godskesen, PhD, Uppsala University  -- SWEDEN

 

                                              Double Edged Sword of Federalism: Essential Health Benefits, Mental Health and Substance

                                              Use Disorders in the Affordable Care Act

                                              Charley Willison, MPH, MA, PhD (Candidate), University of Michigan School of Public Health -- USA

 

                                              Ethical Training for Earthquake Disasters

                                              Min Yu PhD, Institute of Health Services, Beijing, CHINA

 

                                              Teaching Ethics to Post-graduate Physicians

                                              Shilpa Shashidhara, PhD, Program in Medicine and Human Values, CPMC, Sutter Health,

                                              San Francisco, USA

 

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Thursday, 7 July

 

8:30-9:00 AM                Coffee/Tea

 

Biology and Technology

Chair: Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

 

 

 

9:00-9:15 AM                 Man Machine - Machine Man: The Question of Humanity in the Intersection of Biology and Technology

                                              Matti Hayry, PhD, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

 

9:15-9:30 AM                 Engineering Life: Arrogance in the Face of Known Unknowns

                                              Tuija Takala, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

9:30-9:50 AM                 Group Discussion

 

9:50-10:00 AM              Break

 

Critiques and Challenges

Chair: Matti Hayry, PhD. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

 

10:00-10:15 AM             Sex Before the State: Identity Effects of Reproductive Innovation

                                              Timothy F. Murphy, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

10:15-10:30 AM             What is An “Essential Medicine?”

                                              Steve Latham, JD, Yale University, USA

 

10:30-10:45 AM            Improving Quality of Communication and End of Life

                                              David Magnus, PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

 

10:45-11:15 AM              Group Discussion

 

11:15-11:45 AM             Interactive:   American Approaches to End-of-Life Care:  A Critique of Atul Gawande's 'Letting Go'

                                              John Paris, SJ, PhD, Boston College, USA

 

11:45-12:45                      Lunch in the Garden

 

Research Ethics

Chair: Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

 

12:45-1:00 PM               A Global Code of Conduct for Research in Low and Middle Income Countries

                                              Doris Schroeder, PhD, University of Central Lancashire, UK

 

1:00-1:15 PM                  Children in Research: On the “Benefit Arguments

                                              Ariella Binik, PhD, Oxford University, UK

 

1:15-1:30 PM                   Ethical Issues in Assessing Placebo Controlled Research

                                              Rosamond Rhodes, PhD,  Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

 

1:30-1:45 PM                  Why Participate in an Ethical Vaccine Trial?

                                              Katharine Browne, PhD, Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

1:45-2:15 PM                   Group Discussion

 

Aid in Dying

Chair: Martin Buijsen, LL.M, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2:15-2:30 PM                  Ethical Issues in Euthanasia:  Then and Now

                                              Gerrit Kimsma, MD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 

2:30- 2:45 PM                Physician Assisted Death in Canada

                                              Alister Browne, PhD and John Russell, PhD, Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2:45-3:00 PM                Who Should Help Individuals Who Request Aid in Dying?

                                              David A. Bennahum, MD, University of New Mexico, USA

 

3:00-3:15 PM                 Report: A Fulfilled Life: On Assisted Suicide for People Who Consider Their Lives Fulfilled

                                              Martin Buijsen, LL.M, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

3:15-3:45 PM                  Group Discussion

 

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Friday 8, July

 

8:30-9:00 AM                Coffee/Tea

 

Professionalism

Chair: William S. Andereck, MD, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco

 

9:00-9:15 AM                 Professionalism: What Does That Mean?

                                              William S. Andereck, MD, CPMC, Sutter Health, San Francisco