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Upcoming Bioethics Conference in Pontiac, Michigan
Focus will be on a “humanistic” approach to medicine

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“Bioethics - A Humanistic Approach to Medicine” will be the theme of an upcoming conference organized by Bioethicist Dr. Jeffrey Thewes, MA, M.D.and Registered Nurse Maria Zott.  The event takes place on Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6:30 to 9:15 pm at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan.

“We assembled this conference to focus on some of the current key ethical issues facing healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Thewes, who is an attending emergency room physician and medical ethicist at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. He will be speaking on the topic “Challenges in Human Dignity with Health Care Reform” during the conference.

The keynote speaker will be Fr. Joseph Tham, LC, M.D. and PhD. He is an assistant professor at the School of Bioethics for Regina Apostolorum College in Rome, Italy.

Additional speakers include:

• Jennifer Miller, Executive Director of Bioethics International in New York discussing “Challenges in Healthcare Regarding
Dr. Jeffrey Thewes, MA, M.D.
Resource Allocations.” She is a leading expert in emergency preparedness, resource allocation, and person-centered bioethics. A physicist by training, she has served as an advisor on bioethics issues to organizations including the American Medical Association, the International Association of Obstetricians in Italy, US Environmental Protection Agency scientists, consulting firms, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, policy writers, the private sector and the media.
• Professor Alberto Garcia, JD UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Rome, Italy, discussing “Stem Cell Facts Affecting Human Dignity.”
• Dr. Miguel LisPlanells, MD and Vice Chief of the Neurosurgery Department at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, discussing “Ethical Challenges in End of Life Care.”

The attendance cost is $30 for adults and $10 for students.  Adults who register on or before September 1st pay only $25.  To register, or if you have questions, contact Maria Zott, RN, BSN  The registration fee includes dinner, dessert and entertainment for the evening.



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