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03/28/2015

Call to Action: Quality of Life

Earlier this month BBC News reported on Chris Graham, a 39-year-old man with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, an extremely rare gene mutation, which killed Chris’ father at 42-years-old. Graham, has a newborn son, to whom he may have passed on the gene mutation, but Graham remains hopeful, saying, “If we can put a man on the Moon then surely we can find a cure for... // Read More »

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03/28/2015

Intensive Care Hotline Resource for Families of Critically Ill Patients

Most of my blogging on this site, as well as my articles and book chapters, and  all concern legal rights and duties concerning medical treatment at the end of life.   But most of the communication, negotiation, and mediation about...

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03/27/2015

$1 Million Lawsuit over Unilateral DNR Order – Luong v. Toronto East General Hospital

Robert Cribb at the Toronto Star has been a diligent and articulate investigative reporter covering end-of-life medical treatment disputes.  This week, he reports on a new lawsuit filed by the family of Canh Luong against Toronto East General Hosp...

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03/27/2015

A Moratorium on Gene Editing?

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03/27/2015

Calling Obesity A Disease Dooms Dieters

In June of 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease. The organization had its reasons. For starters, obesity leads to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, early-onset degenerative arthritis…and just about every other illness on the planet. In … Continue reading

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03/27/2015

Lisa Avila Family Now Accepts Death Diagnosis, Agrees to Stop Physiological Support

It looks like the brain death dispute between the family of Lisa Avila and Anaheim Regional Medical Center is coming to a consensual conclusion. After obtaining a TRO, the family was able to bring in their own neurologist.  Like the ARMC physicia...

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03/27/2015

How to Get A Head in Life

Note: The Bioethics Program blog will be moving to its new home on April 1, 2015. Be sure to change your bookmarks to http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/blog/ by Bonnie Steinbock, Bioethics Program Faculty An Italian scientist, Sergio Canavero, claims that he is two years away from performing the world’s first human head transplant, in which the head of one person would […]

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03/27/2015

California PAS Bill Passes State Senate Committee

That’s the page 1 story in my local paper this morning (Thursday, March 26).  The California State Senate Health Committee passed SB 128 by a 6-2 margin.  The debate was accompanied by the usual testimonials, including one videotaped by Brittany Maynard before her suicide. Opponents raised appropriate arguments against the bill.  Perhaps the key statement was made by Dr. Warren Fong, president of the Medical... // Read More »

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03/26/2015

Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On

Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On

In 2015 it will be 10 years since the adoption of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR). To mark this important anniversary, QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research is pleased to invite you to Biosecurity in a Globalised World: The Adoption of the Revised International Health Regulations – 10 Years On.
The conference will be hosted by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point campus in Brisbane from 27-28 July 2015.
The conference will provide a forum for scholars and policy makers to discuss and present on the progress achieved through the IHR to date, and the important work yet to be done.
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University, USA.
Themes to be discussed at the conference include:
  1. Development of IHR core capacities
  2. Regulatory responses
  3. Securitisation of infectious disease outbreaks
  4. Human rights
Papers from all disciplines and areas of expertise are welcome.

For further information please visit http://ihr2015.com/

If you have any questions, or require any assistance, please contact us at: ihr2015@qut.edu.au.

For updates on the conference follow @HealthLawQUT
Official conference hashtag: #IHR2015
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03/26/2015

Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation – 2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop

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The Initiative on Islam and Medicine’s (II&M) 2nd Annual Islamic Bioethics Workshop, titled “Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation,” will be held June 5-7, 2015, at the University of Chicago.

Co-sponsored by the American Islamic College, the 3-day workshop will provide an in-depth conceptual introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics and examine the practical and theological ethics of organ donation in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective. 
A brochure is downloadable here.  

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