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Michael Thaler, MD

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF School of Medicine; Visiting Scholar, The Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics; Co-Director of San Francisco Health Care Seminars; Past President, Holocaust Center of Northern California.


The Right to Die Meets the Duty to Kill

Ron Rosenfield, MD


Is Growth Hormons Just a Tall Tale and The Halachic Approach to Evaluating Treatment which are not Medically Indicated

With: Avraham Steinberg, MD

Fred Marcus, MD


Care of the Terminally I11- Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Rabbi Moshe Kletenik


Withholding Treatment at the Beginning of LIfe.

Vernon Neppe, MD


Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage into Alzheimer's and Beyond

Allen Roses, MD

Jefferson Pilot Professor of Faculty, Medicine - Neurology, Duke Univesity. Allen D. Roses has established an international reputation for his work in pharmacogenetics, exploratory drug discovery, and clinical neuroscience.

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Alzheimer's: A Diagnostic Nightmare Precedes the Therapeutic Dawn

Jay Luxenberg

Jay Luxenberg, M.D., is an internationally known expert in the field of geriatrics and has written and lectured extensively on the treatment of diseases in the elderly. Currently the Medical Director for the Jewish Home for the Aged in San Francisco, Dr. Luxenberg is studying drug therapies for Alzheimer's disease patients.


Ethical Concerns with Current Management of Alzheimer's Disease - An overview.

Rabbi Maurice Lamm

Founder and President, National Institute for Jewish Hospice, Englewood; Chair, Professional Rabbinics, Yeshiva University, New York City.


The Duty to Live and the Ethics of Dignity


Various panel discussions.


Panel Discussion on Oldest Old


Panel Discussion on Medical Futility


Panel Discussion on Hastening the Death of Children

Mordechai Halperin, MD


Medical Futility in the Halacha

Lord Immanuel Jakobovits

Former Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth of Nations, London, England. Rabbi Jakobovits was the most prominent figure in 20th century Jewish medical ethics.


Sanctity of Life

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Shifting Attitudes Toward Suffering, Death, and Palliative Care

Rabbi Moshe Tendler, PhD

Professor of Biology and Occupant of the Isaac and Bella Tendler Chair in Jewish Medical Ethics, Yeshiva University, New York City


Alzheimer's and Torah Ethics

Judge Andrew Kleinfeld


Is Assisted Suicide a Right- Who Should Decide?

Harvey Cohen, MD


Hastening the Death of Children.

William Ershler, MD


Allocation of Health Care Resources to the Oldest Old: Is This Where We Should Draw the Line?