Global Bioethics Summer School Online Program

August 3, 2020 - August 8, 2020
Global Bioethics Initiative, Global Bioethics Initiative

777 United Nations Plaza, Suite 3D
New York
United States

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Summer School Schedule 2020: Lectures and Seminars

Monday, August 3

9:00 – 10:30 AM Bioethics Before and After the Pandemic, Guest Speaker: Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, David & Lyn Silfen University Professor, Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and of History & Sociology of Science, Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Ethical Issues in Preapproval Access to Investigational Drugs in the U.S., Lisa Kearns, MS, MA,  Senior Researcher, Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center

1.00 – 2:30 PM CROvid-20: the Croatian Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rok Čivljak, MD, PhD, Deputy Hospital Director, Head of Department of Respiratory Tract Infections, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Dr. Fran Mihaljević University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia

2:30 – 4:00 PM Hospital-Based Ethics and Affiliation, Mirna Mohanraj, MD, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-West Hospitals

Tuesday, August 4

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Joseph Lowy, MD, Clinical Professor in Department of Medicine, Director of Palliative Care Service, NYU Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, NYU Langone Medical Center

1:00 – 4:00 PM, How to Make Ethical Healthcare Decisions in a Pandemic, Ira Bedzov, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Biomedical Ethics & Humanities Program, New York Medical College, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics

Wednesday, August 5

9.00 – 10.30 Webinar: Is Unproven Treatment Better than No Treatment at All? 

Speakers: Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah, PhD, Head of the Department of Bioethics and Engagement, Associate Professor of Oxford University and in Bangkok, Thailand at the Wellcome Programme

Lisa Kearns, MS, MA, Senior Research Associate in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Moderator: Journalist based in New York

10.30 – 12.00 PM Title: Women, Global Health and Human Rights, Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, FAMWA, FRSPH, Professor, Department of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Health Sciences and Practice, Director of Global Health, New York Medical College

1.00 – 4.00 PM Should Scientists Infect Healthy Human Volunteers with Coronavirus to Test Experimental Vaccines?  Henry Silverman, M.D., M.A., Professor of Medicine,University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee, University of Maryland Medical Center

Thursday, August 6

9.00 AM – 12.00 PM Mental Illness and Ethical Implications for a Special Needs Population,  Nina B.L. Urban, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center

1.00 – 4.00 PM Ethical Dilemmas in Research in the Age of Learning Healthcare Systems, Jan Piasecki PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Bioethics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Friday, August 7 

9.00 AM – 12.00 PM Scientific Foundation for the Ethical Discussion of Fertility Treatments, Frederick Licciardi, M.D., Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Langone Medical Center, Director of Oocyte Donation Program NYU Fertility Center

12.00 – 1.00 PM, Guest Speaker: The Donor Conceived Adult:  Implications Within Family, Medical and Mental Healthcare Systems, Wendy Kramer, Co-Founder, Chair, and Executive Director, The Donor Sibling Registry; 

Moderator: Charles Debrovner, MD Fertility Expert (Retired), NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU Fertility Center, and GBI Co- Founder & Honorary President

1.00 – 4.00 PM Barriers to Informed Consent, and How to Overcome Them, Ilene Wilets, PhD, IRB Chair, Program for the Protection of Human Subjects, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Saturday, August 8

9.00 – 10.30 AM Webinar: Lessons from Medieval Dubrovnik: Quarantine and COVID-19 in Croatia

Speakers: Ljiljana Betica Radić, MD, PhD, Head of Hospital Committee for Drugs, Former Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Former Director of the General Hospital Dubrovnik; 

Rok Civljak, MD, PhD, Deputy Hospital Director, Head of Department of Respiratory Tract Infection, “Dr. Fran Mihaljević” University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia; 

Moderator: Dr. Nicola Petrosillo, MD, Director of the Clinical and Research Infectious Disease Department, National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani” Rome, Professor at the Unicamillus University of Rome.

10.30 AM – 4.00 PM Participants Mini-Conference and Graduation

Participants who are applying for a partial scholarship must also include a 300-500 word statement describing how they will benefit from it. Partial Scholarship winners will be notified several days after applying. Deadline July 10, 2020.

All documents should be sent as an attachment via email to the Executive Director, Dr. Ana Lita, at For more inquiries, please call: 1.646.269.0773

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