Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future:

A Conference on Medicine, Bioethics, and the Holocaust

 Thursday, April 16 (full schedule below)

Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies’ Department of Medical Humanities, in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, is pleased to present this full-day conference.  Please join us as we explore the participation of the medical community in the labeling, persecution, and eventual mass murder of millions of people deemed eugenically “unfit” in Nazi Germany and the ramifications for current issues in medicine, science, human rights, ethics, and healthcare policy.  We are offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for physicians and physician assistants who participate, as well as Professional Development Credit for K-12 educators.

The conference will include plenary sessions and panels led by internationally recognized scholars examining:

  • Nazi medical experimentation, the Nuremberg Trials, and the development of codes of ethics governing human subject research
  • The various ways eugenic ideals were used to create, implement, and enforce Racial Hygiene Theory
  • The Lasting Legacy of the Holocaust for Bioethics

Keynote Speech to be given by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD. Dr. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center and has written extensively about the importance of the Holocaust for bioethics and healthcare.

 For more information or to register, please visit our website:  

www.drew.edu/medhumconf

or contact Dr. Stacy Perlstein Gallin, sgallin@drew.edu

Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future: A Conference on Medicine, Bioethics, and the Holocaust

Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies’ Department of Medical Humanities, in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study, is pleased to present this full-day conference.  Please join us as we explore the participation of the medical community in the labeling, persecution, and eventual mass murder of millions of people deemed eugenically “unfit” in Nazi Germany and the ramifications for current issues in medicine, science, human rights, ethics, and healthcare policy.  We are offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for physicians and physician assistants who participate, as well as Professional Development Credit for K-12 educators.

 Conference Schedule (Buildings/Rooms TBA)

 8:30—9:00 AM:     Conference Registration/Check-in

9:00—9:20 AM:     Opening Remarks

9:30—10:15 AM:   Tessa Chelouche, M.D.: “The UNESCO Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust: An International, Humanitarian Perspective”

10:30—11:15 AM: Patricia Heberer-Rice, Ph.D.: “Giving a Face to Faceless Victims:  Profiles of Disabled Victims of the Nazi ‘Euthanasia’ Program”

11:30—12:15 PM:  Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D.: “Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust”

12:30—2:00 PM:    Lunch

2:00—2:45 PM:      Survivor Testimony

3:00—4:15 PM:      Discussion Panel–The Lasting Legacy of the Holocaust for Medicine, Ethics, Health Policy and Human Rights Endeavors: Tessa Chelouche, M.D., Patricia Heberer-Rice, Ph.D., Allen Keller, M.D., Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., Michael Perlin, J.D., and Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.

4:30—6:00 PM:      Heuristic Sessions – Three concurrent workshops dedicated to brainstorming ideas for integrating the lessons of Nazi medicine into current education and/or outreach within the medical, academic, and general communities

6:00—7:00 PM:      Refreshments

7:00—8:00 PM:      Keynote Speech by Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., “Euthanasia in Germany, Assisted Dying in Europe and the U.S. Today—What are the Lessons from the Past?

For more information or to register, please visit our website:  http://www.drew.edu/medhumconf

 

 

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