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“Brain Death” : Facilitating Family/Hospital Dialogue about Death by Neurological Criteria

The Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium (SCBCC) in collaboration with LMU Bioethics Institute is presenting “‘Brain Death’ – Facilitating Family/Hospital Dialogue about Death by Neurological Criteria.”

This is a half-day conference for healthcare professionals, bioethical scholars, policymakers, and the public.  It will be on January 18, 2015, from 8 am to 12 pm, at Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson Auditorium.


8:00-8:30 am    

Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am    
Welcome and Introduction
8:45-9:15 am    
Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC: The Jewish view of defining death and brain death
9:15-9:45 am    
Andy Lampkin, Ph.D.: Dialoguing with the African American community on the subject of death by neurological criteria
9:45-10:45 am  
Thaddeus Pope, J.D, Ph.D.: Legal duties of California healthcare providers to accommodate objections to determination of death by neurological criteria
10:45-12 pm     
Panel Discussion

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