"End of Life: Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues" with Art Caplan


Batdorf Lecture: "End of Life: Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues" 
Featured speaker: Art Caplan
March 18, 5 p.m., McGlinn Conference Center

Considered one of the foremost experts on Bioethics and the ethics of healthcare reform, Art Caplan is Founding Head of the Bioethics Division at New York University (Langone Medical Center in New York City). He writes a regular column on bioethics for NBC.com and is a monthly commentator on bioethics and healthcare issues for WebMD/Medscape.

Caplan appears frequently as a guest and commentator on various other national and international media outlets, and has been recognized for his work by a number of organizations including the American Medical Writers Association and the City of Philadelphia. USA Today named Caplan Person of the Year in 2001, and he was described as one of the ten most influential people in science by Discover magazine in 2008. 

Prior to his position at NYU, Caplan was the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia where he created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics. He has also taught at the University of Minnesota, where he founded the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. He was associate director of the Hastings Center from 1984-1987.

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The annual Batdorf Lecture at Alvernia University is sponsored by the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service in conjunction with the Berks County Bar Association and the Berks County Medical Society. A reception will follow the event.   

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