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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 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

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

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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Exercise; Collegiate and Professional Sports- A Torah Perspective

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A Halachic Risk: Benefit Analysis of the Human Genome Project.

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Alzheimer's and Torah Ethics

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Use of Mood-Modifying Drugs: Healing or Condoning? A Halachic Perspective.

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Oocyte Research and Infertility Management: Confidence Malplaced?

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Xeno- transplantation and the Use of Imperfect Vital Organs: A Torah Definition of 'Do Not Do Evil'

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Response of the Major Faiths to the Ethical/Moral Concerns About Stem Cell Research and the Torah View.

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Justifiable Risk in Surgery and Experimental Therapy: A Torah Perspective .

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

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.

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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Is it Healthy for Government to be Involved in Health Care? Part 1

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

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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A Halachic Ruling on the Israeli Supreme Court Case. Part 2

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Societal Obligation in Time of War

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

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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What Does Jewish Law Say About the Public's Responsibility to Provide National Health Care?

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Technology In Medicine- Opportunities or Perils

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Panel Discussion on Technology in Medicine

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Sanctity of Life

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

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

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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A Halachic Response on Testing for Breast Cancer/ Panel Discussion on Testing for Breast Cancer.

With: Panel

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A Halachic Response to Three Pediatric Cases

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

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