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Stanley Prusiner, MD

Winner, 1997 Nobel Prize in Medicine; Professor of Neurology, Virology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; Recipient, Wolf Prize in Medicine and Albert Lasker Award for Basic Research.

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Prions, Mad Cows, and the Fate of the European Union.

Donna Shalala, PhD

Donna Edna Shalala served for eight years as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton and has been president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001

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The Moral and Ethical Imperative of Health Care Reform

With: Fred Rosner, MD

David Korn, MD

A distinguished pathologist who was dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine for more than a decade. Korn has served since 1997 in senior roles at the Association of American Medical Colleges, including chief scientific officer.

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Conflict of Interest in University Research

Lorraine Day, MD

Renowned author and former orthopedic trauma surgeon and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital

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Worker's Risk Patient Risk

Barry Oberstein, MD

Member San Mateo County Medical Association and founding physician of the Mills Peninsula Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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Panel Discussion on Stem Cell Research

Phil Lee, MD

Former Director of Health Services for the U.S. State Department and Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs. He was also Chancellor of UCSF.

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Physician Payment in an Era of Growing Fiscal Restraint

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Advancing America's Health

Rabbi Asher Lipner

Internationally know psychologist trained at Harvard University. Received his rabbinical ordination at Beth Medrash Gavoah, Lakewood NJ.

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Case in Genetic Disease Counseling: Should Patients Be Screened?

With: Paul Fernhoff, MD

Rabbi Maurice Lamm

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

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The Duty to Live and the Ethics of Dignity

Lord Robert Winston

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Queen Mary College, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Society of Biology, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Human Genetic Variation: Medical and Social Applications / Implications of Pre-implantation Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases

With: David Cox, MD

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Panel Discussion on Science and Religion

Rabbi Irving Breitowitz, JD

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore; Rabbi, Woodside Synagogue, Ahavas Torah, Silver Springs, MD.

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The Malpractice Crisis: Halachic Perspectives on the Duty of Care

Rosalyn Yalow, PhD

Nobel Prize Laureate for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones.

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Radiation and Medical Ethics

With: Edward Teller, PhD

Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD

Founder and Medical Director, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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The 11th Commandment: Honor Thy Son and Daughter?

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What Else is There?: Halachic Alternatives to the Modern Day Plague of Drug Use Part1

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What Else is There?: Halachic Alternatives to the Modern Day Plague of Drug Use Part2

Lady Jakobovits

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Remarks in Honor of Lord Jakobovits

With: Rabbi Pinchas Lipner and Martin Greenberg, MD

Richard Krugman

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Is it Healthy for Government to be Involved in Health Care? Part 2

Mal Barer, MD

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Principal & Ethical Guidelines of Healthcare for Sports Medicine

With: Alvin Attles

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Various panel discussions.

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Panel Discussion on Transplantation

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Panel Discussion on Changes in Medicine

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Panel Discussion on Ethiopian Blood Controversy in Israel and AIDS lectures

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Panel Discussion on Oldest Old

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Panel Discussion on Assisted Reproduction

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Panel Discussion on Medical Futility

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Judge Andrew Kleinfeld

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Is Assisted Suicide a Right- Who Should Decide?

Dan Michaeli, MD

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A Light Unto Nations: Health Care in Israel.

Janet Rossant, PhD

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Practical & Ethical Issues Associated with Stem Cell Research.

Mordechai Halperin, MD

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Medical Futility in the Halacha

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Impotence, Infertility and Other Reproductive Problems: Halachic Options for the Jewish Physician and Patient

David Cox, MD

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Human Genetic Variation: Medical and Social Applications / Implications of Pre-implantation Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases

With: Lord Robert Winston

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Does the Human Genome Project Raise New Ethical Issues?

Benjamin Begin, PhD, MK

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Luncheon Remarks on Oslo Peace Accords

Kent Gersherngorn, MD

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Panel Discussion on Obesity

Vernon Neppe, MD

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

Mordechai Waron, MD

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Health Care in Israel: Medical Ethics and Resource Allocation in a General Hospital

Hillel Laks, MD

Professor and Chief of Cadiothoracic Surgery UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Laks and his colleagues devised a way to repair diseased hearts that typically would be rejected for transplants.

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Imperfect Organs for Transplantation

Abdallah Daar

Laureate Winner of the 2005 Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science. Currently a professor of Public Health Sciences and of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is Director of Ethics and Commercialization at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, UHN and University of Toronto.

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The Development and Practice of Organ Transplantation in the Arab World

Lord Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi of Britain and the Commonwealth. Sacks was made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005 "for services to the Community and to Inter-faith Relations." He was made an Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Barnet.

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Jewish Identity Reaffirmed The Role of Language and Education in Society

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Yeshiva University, in New York City. A noted Talmudic scholar and a prominent posek, he is also a halakhic advisor for the kashrut division of the Orthodox Union

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Principles of Fair Pricing and Business Ethics in Halacha

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

Paul Berg, MD

An American biochemist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980

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Gene Therapy - Boon or Bane?

Laurence Marton, MD

Professor, Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School; Chairman, S'LIL Pharmaceuticals, Madison.

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Panel Discussion on Genome Project.

Alvin Attles

Retired professional basketball player and coach best known for his longtime association with the Golden State Warriors.

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Principal & Ethical Guidelines of Healthcare for Sports Medicine

With: Mal Barer, MD

Fred Rosner, MD

Director, Department of Medicine, Queens Hospital Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center; Assistant Dean and Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City

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The Moral and Ethical Imperative of Health Care Reform

With: Donna Shalala, PhD

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Panel Discussion on Health Care Reform

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Duty to Heal vs. Patient Rights

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The Contributions of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein to Medical Ethics

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Roald Hoffman, PhD

Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Member, National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Science and Religion: Is Strife and Compartmentalization Their Only Future?

With: Lord Immanuel Jakobovits

Herbert Abrams, MD

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The Use of Technology in Medicine and Science: Is There Reason for Concern?

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.

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Truth Telling, Lying, and Deception in Patient Care

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Shifting Attitudes Toward Suffering, Death, and Palliative Care

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Science and Religion: Is Strife and Compartmentalization Their Only Future?

With: Roald Hoffman, PhD

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Barry Rich

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Panel Discussion on Growth Hormone

Martin Greenberg, MD

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Remarks in Honor of Lord Jakobovits

With: Rabbi Pinchas Lipner and Lady Jakobovits

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Three Pediatric Case Reports - Little Patients with Big Problems: AIDS, Short Gut Syndrome and Fetal

Ron Rosenfield, MD

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

With: Avraham Steinberg, MD

Paul Fernhoff, MD

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Case in Genetic Disease Counseling: Should Patients Be Screened?

With: Rabbi Asher Lipner

Fred Marcus, MD

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

Peter Edelman, JD

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Substance Abuse: The Boundary Between Individual and Community Responsibility.

Gray Schoolnik, MD

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The Most Difficult Medical Questions Concerning AIDs.

Harvey Cohen, MD

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Hastening the Death of Children.

Yaakov Avimor

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Hospital/Physician Liability in Prenatal Prediction of Genetic Disease: A Legal Analysis of a Case Brought Before the Israeli Supreme Court

Susan Sniderman, MD

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Abortion: Reflections of a Pro-Choice Physician

Charles Epstein, MD

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Cloning of Mammals

Machelle Seibel, MD

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Extending the Reproductive Time Span- Ethical Issues in Gamete Donation

Philippa Newfield, MD

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Panel Discussion on Abortion

Norman Shumway, MD

The father of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. He performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States in 1968 and was The Frances and Charles Field Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emeritus, Stanford University.

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The Future of Transplantation

George Lundberg, MD

Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association; Editor-In-Chief, Scientific Publications, American Medical Association, Chicago.

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The Basis and Practice of Medical Professionalism

Bruce Feldstein, MD

Founder and Director of The Jewish Chaplaincy, Stanford University. Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Panel Discussion on Managed Care.

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.

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

Arthur Kornberg, MD

Recipient of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Medicine and 1979 National Medal of Science; Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Science and Medicine at the Millennium

Avraham Steinberg, MD

Director, Center for Medical Ethics, Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School; Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem. Recipient of the Israel Prize.

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Informed Consent and the Physician-Patient Relationship

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

With: Ron Rosenfield, MD

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Responding to the Demand for Organ Procurement: Halachic Guidelines.

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Lucy Shapiro, MD

Dr. Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Developmental Biology and Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Recipient of the National Medal of Science.

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Breast Cancer Gene and Other Genetic Mutations: An Ethical Dilemma

Rabbi David Bleich, PhD

Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Jewish law and Ethics, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York City.

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Who Gets to Drink the Water? A Talmudic Triage Problem

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The Utilization of Scientific Data Obtained Through Immoral Experimentation

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A Halachic Ruling on the Israeli Supreme Court Case. Part 1

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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.

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Neo-natal Salvage: Cradle or Graves?

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The Right to Die Meets the Duty to Kill

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Doctors and Dragons: Medicine in the Nazi State and Contemporary Lessons

Yaakov Neeman

Former Minister of Justice and Minister of Finance, State of Israel. Neeman has been a senior partner of Herzog Fox & Neeman, Advocates since 1972.

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Patient Rights in Israel: New Legislation

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Does Additional Tax Improve the Health of Israeli Society?

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Rabbi Pinchas Lipner

Founder and Dean, Institute for Jewish Medical Ethics, San Francisco

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Live Organ Donor Transplantation and Jewish Law

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Remarks in Honor of Lord Jakobovits

With: Lady Jakobovits and Martin Greenberg, MD

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A Jewish Legal Response to the AIDS Epidemic

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Smoking and Other Self-Damage to Health: Patient Rights and Obligations According to Halacha

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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

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How Much Risk is Ethical?

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The Genome Project: Tyranny of Knowledge

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Jewish Genetic Diseases and the Consequences of Screening

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Neo-natal Salvage: A Halachic View

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Edward Teller, PhD

Known as the father of the Hydrogen Bomb. He was a senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Former Consultant and Director Emeritus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California.

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A Scientist's View on the Persian Gulf War

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Radiation and Medical Ethics

With: Rosalyn Yalow, PhD

Samuel Jellinek

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Wrongful Life- Rights of Claim and Compensation

Stephen A Berger, MD

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Treatment of Infectious Disease and Patient Rights.

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Ethical Dilemmas in AIDS: A Medical Perspective from Israel

Rabbi Moshe Kletenik

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Withholding Treatment at the Beginning of LIfe.

Michael C. Fiore, MD

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The Medical and Ethical Impact of Tobacco Use: A Challenge to the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Rabbi Mordechai Rindenow

A leading ethicist, Rabbi Rindenow has participated in more than 15 conferences on Jewish Medical Ethics.

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Altering Nature from Without: A Halachic Perspective on Cosmetic Surgery

Kenneth Shine, MD

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Science and Ethics: Who Decides?

Laurens White, MD

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The Future of Health Insurance for California and the U.S.

William Ershler, MD

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

Rabbi Berel Wein, JD

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Impact on Health of Torah Study and Traditional Jewish Lifestyle Through the Ages

Theodore Friedmann, MD

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Human Gene Therapy

Mrs. Mem Bernstein

Philanthropist

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Personal Experience in giving Moral Support to the Cancer Patient