Eighth Annual Bioethics Symposium
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.
- A contextual history and ethics of organ transplantation
- The pros and cons of a "market" model where organs could be bought and sold, a practice that is illegal in the United States
- Issues surrounding donation near the end of life
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.
Scheduled Topics and Presenters
“The History and Ethics of Organ Transplantation: What Everyone Needs to Know”
- 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
- Robert Veatch, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medical Ethics, and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
“Buying and Selling Organs in the United States: For and Against”
- Sally Satel, MD, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and Lecturer, Yale University
- Samuel Kerstein, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland
Panel Discussion: “Donation Near the End of Life: Ethical, Legal, and Medical Challenges”
As many as four panelists will present and respond, including:
- Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Bioethics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Joshua Mezrich, MD, Associate Professor, Section of Liver and Kidney, Surgery Division of Transplantation, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison