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Conference on Brain Death (Los Angeles)

If you are in the Los Angeles area, join us for “Brain Death: Facilitating Family/Hospital Dialogue about Death by Neurological Criteria.”  

This is a half-day conference for healthcare professionals, bioethics scholars, policymakers, and the public.  It is on January 18, 2015 from 8:00 am to 12:45 pm, in the Ahmanson Auditorium at Loyola Marymount University.

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

10:00-10:30 am  
Neil Wenger, M.D., M.H.P.
Is there a best-practices approach to dialogue about DDNC

10:30-11:30 am  
Thaddeus Pope, Ph.D., J.D.
Legal duties of California healthcare providers to accommodate objections to determination of death by neurological criteria

11:30-12:45 pm  
Panel Discussion
Moderated by Malcom Shaner, panelists include the above presenters as well as Roberto Dell’Oro, Ph.D.

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