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Posted on September 14, 2019 at 4:00 AM

The American Academy of Neurology’s fall conference includes an interesting session on October 19, 2019: “Contemporary Concerns About Brain Death Determination.”

“Despite the fact that brain death has achieved widespread medical and legal acceptance for nearly 50 years, medical, social, and legal controversies associated with determination of death by neurologic criteria persist.”

“This course will review guidelines for declaration of brain death and examine contemporary challenges to brain death determination. We will also address the AAN Brain Death Working Group’s actions and recommendations to approach, avoid, and abrogate these controversies.”

“Upon Completion: Participants should be knowledgeable about the AAN’s guidelines for declaration of brain death; contemporary clinical, ethical, and legal challenges to brain death determination; and the AAN Brain Death Working Group’s actions and recommendations to approach, avoid, and abrogate these controversies.”

Medical and Legal Criteria for Brain Death Around the World
8:00 a.m.–8:35 a.m. – Ariane Lewis, MD – New York, NY

Brain Death and Society: Familial Objections to Use of Neurologic Criteria to Declare Death
8:35 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – Matthew Kirschen, MD, PhD – Philadelphia, PA

The Brain Death Working Group 
9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m. – James A. Russell, DO, FAAN – Manchester, MA

Questions and Answers
9:20 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 

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