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Current Legal and Ethical Issues in Organ Donation: What Can Be Done to Help Supply Meet Demand
Monday, October 24, 2011 6:00 pm-9:00 pm


The first part will explore the legal and ethical issues surrounding organ donation and allocation: changes in the current consent system to an opt-out system, the pros and cons of legalizing incentives, and how these issues may be addressed in our multi-cultural society. The second part of the program will address allocation: directed donations, age limitations and access to transplants.

Moderator: HELEN IRVING, RN, M.B.A, President & CEO, New York Organ Donor Network

Speakers: TIA POWELL, M.D., Director, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, Montefiore Medical Center; MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN, M.D., Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation Mount Sinai Medical Center; Medical Director, New York Organ Donor Network; DANA LUSTBADER, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FAAHPM, Director, Palliative Medicine Fellowship North Shore-LIJ; CHRISTINA W. STRONG, J.D., Law Office of Christina Woodward Strong

Sponsored by:
Committee on Bioethical Issues, Beverly Jones, Chair

Co-sponsored by:
New York Organ Donor Network

Please RSVP to the Committee Secretary KarenLumpkinEsq@gmail.com

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)