Eighth Annual Bioethics Symposium: Transplant Ethics: Past, Present, and Future
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
At the 8th annual Bioethics Symposium, researchers and ethicists from UW-Madison and across the nation will discuss and debate issues of organ transplantation.
Each topic will allow the audience a brief question and answer session before moving onto the next topic. The symposium is presented by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.
Those who can't attend in person can watch the live stream.
Keynote Speakers (1-2:30pm)
“Remaking American Bodies: Historical Perspectives on Organ Transplantation”
- Susan Lederer, PhD, Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, and Chair, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The Ethics of Transplant: Emerging Controversies”
- Robert Veatch, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
Exchange (2:45-4pm): “Buying and Selling Organs in the United States: For and Against”
“When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidneys”
- Sally Satel, MD, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and Lecturer, Yale University
“Commerce in Kidneys: Some Kantian Concerns”
- Samuel Kerstein, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland
Expert Panel (4-5:30pm): “Donation While Dying? Ethical Perspectives”
- Joshua Mezrich, MD, Associate Professor, Section of Liver and Kidney, Surgery Division of Transplantation, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Bioethics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Heidi Malm, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago