Neuroethics Seminar: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Brain Death

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Neuroethics Seminar: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Brain Death

April 7, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

WHEN Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:30 – 6pm
WHERE TMEC 106 Learning Studio
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
SPONSOR Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
RSVP REQUIRED yes for Non-Harvard guests

Even in the US, some controversy persists over the conceptual defensibility of brain death. Around the world, the philosophical defensibility of brain death is even more debatable. Dr. Qing Yang will present data regarding the adoption of brain death in China. She will discuss cultural differences between Chinese and US medical professionals and patients that inform policy and law when it comes to brain death. Dr. Bob Truog, a prominent brain death critic, will reply.


Qing Yang, MD, PhD
Department of Anesthesia, Massachusetts
General Hospital

Robert D. Truog, MD
Director, Center for Bioethics and Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston

If you are not affiliated with Harvard you must register to attend.
Please bring proof of ID to the event due to building security.
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Live webcast: Watch the webcast on April 7th at 4:30pm EDT:
Twitter:  @HMSBioethics #neuroethx


TMEC 106 Learning Studio
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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