||The University of Pennsylvania
Center for Bioethics marks its 10th anniversary by
sponsoring a special symposium - The Legacy of the Terri
Schiavo Case: Why is it so hard to die in America? The
two-day symposium is designed to encourage a national dialogue
about the future of end-of-life issues - including lessons learned,
challenges that remain, and ways these types of issues should
be handled moving forward.
Hosted by Dr. Arthur Caplan, Chair of
the Department of Medical Ethics and Director of the Center
for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Symposium speakers include:
- Michael Schiavo, Terri Schiavo’s former husband
- Circuit Judge George W. Greer, Schiavo case judge
- Julia Duane Quinlan, mother of Karen Ann Quinlan
- Mary J. Labyak, Program Director, The Hospice of the
Florida Suncoast, hospice where Terri Schiavo died
- Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, Terri Schiavo’s court-appointed
- Robert Bazell, Chief Science and Health Correspondent,
||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Auditorium and Lobby, Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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||Sunday, April 30, 2006
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 1, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Editor’s Notes: Attending media must pre-register
with Kate Olderman at (215) 662-2560, (215) 200-2312, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited seating capacity, media representatives
will be assigned to a designated Press Room that will include a
telecast of the symposium. A mult box will be set up that will provide
audio and composite video outputs.
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