Fifth Annual Bioethics Symposium
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1306
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
The theme of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's Fifth Annual Bioethics Symposium is "Ethical Issues in Obesity."
The event will feature discussion and presentations for students, faculty, health care providers and the community.
Admission is free.
- Remarks and Symposium Introduction, Dean Robert N. Golden, MD, and Norman Fost, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- "Government Incentives for Reducing Obesity," Peter Ubel, MD, professor of public policy and medicine, Duke University
- "An Epidemic of Meddling," Jacob Sullum, senior editor, Reason Magazine and Reason.com
- "Is Child Obesity Neglect?" Norman Fost, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
- "Reporting Obesity as Neglect is Wrong," David Orentlicher, MD, JD, Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University
- "Bullying the Obese: A Personal Story," Jennifer Livingston, anchor, WKBT-TV, La Crosse
- "Contesting Obesity as Illness: Historical and Clinical Perspectives," Kathleen Robinson, MD/PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- "The Obesity Epidemic: The Real Deal," Patrick Remington, MD, MPH, professor and associate dean for public health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- "Is the Obesity Epidemic Exaggerated?" Susan E. Lederer, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Featuring Special Guests
- Jennifer Livingston, WKBT-TV news anchor who gained national attention after being publicly attacked about her weight. Guest on Katie Couric and Ellen DeGeneres shows
- Peter Ubel, author of "Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature is at Odds with Economics - and Why It Matters"
- Jacob Sullum, senior editor of Reason Magazine and Reason.com, which explores how government actions affect individual liberty and personal responsibility
- David Orentlicher, author of "Matters of Life and Death: Making Moral Theory Work in Medical Ethics and the Law"