Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Announcements #100: International Conference on Medical Ethics Aug 20-23

International Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics

Torah in Motion, The Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University, invite you to The International Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics

August 20th to 23rd, 2009

At the foot of the Majestic Laurentian Peaks at the inspired mountain chateau Fairmont Tremblant, Quebec

Speakers include:

  • Rabbi Kenneth Brander - Dean, Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future. Advanced level of ordination in the field of medical ethics, in particular reproductive technology and Halakhah

  • Rabbi Michael Broyde - Academic Director, Law and Religion Program, Emory University, Atlanta; Dayan Beit Din of America

  • Dr. Beni Gesundheit - Hematology-Oncology; Jewish Philosophy Department, Hebrew University

  • Dr. Cliff Librach - Director of the Create Fertility Centre; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto

  • Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg - Director, Medical Ethics Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem

  • Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt - President / CEO at New Island Hospital, an Affiliate of North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Orthodox Union Scholar In Residence on Jewish Medical Ethics
Topics include genetic screening, stem cell, treating terrorists, end of life issues including living wills, treatment options of terminal illness, and the Israel Dying Patient act, Shabbbat and the Physician, economic issues in the practice of medicine as well as a variety of “other” topics.

We invite not only rabbis and medical doctors but also dentists, pharmacists, therapists, midwives, nurses, biologists, ethicists and interested laymen to join us at this important conference.

Information and Registration at www.torahinmotion.org/medical or 1-866-633-5770.

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