Ethics for an Aging World-3

International Conference:

Dementia, Quality of Life and Moral Duties

The City of New York, USA, Columbia University

September 7-8, 2013

 

 

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Greifswald

 

2013

New York

 

2014

Paris

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Columbus

Teacher's College

Text Box: The population of our planet is aging. The anticipated growth of those greater than 65 years of age over the next five decades will be unprecedented, pervasive, enduring, and present society with profound implications. Our attitudes towards the aged engage us all in a far-reaching discourse regarding questions of ethics and social justice and health care. Particular questions concerning moral and ethical aspects of health care as well as general questions that belong to bioethics need to be asked. Many physicians, philosophers, ethicists, nurses, ancillary health personnel, and social and biomedical scientists have already seriously considered this theme. Nonetheless, there is remarkably little written about the topic. The time is ripe for all concerned professionals to address this topic.  Based on the success of last yearsí international conferences, Ethics for an Ageing World, held in Greifswald, Germany, and in Columbus, Ohio, Department of -(please put) -and The Teacherís College at the Columbia University in the City of New York,  are hosting a two-day conference on September 7 - 8, 2013 in the New York City, USA at The Teacherís College. 
Organizing Committee
Michael Schwartz, MD, Texas AMHSC School of Medicine
Mark Nathanson, MD Teacherís College, Columbia University
Barry Gurland, MD, Director of the Stroud Center on Quality of Life at Columbia
Dragan Pavlovic, MD, The University of Greifswald, Germany
Michael Wendt, MD, The University of Greifswald, Germany
George J. Agich, PhD, Bowling Green State University

PROGRAM
Saturday September 7, 2013
8.00-8.15 Opening
8.15-9.00 Keynote address - Quality of life and Aging: Ethics and Choice, Barry Gurland, Columbia University, New York, USA
9.00-9.45 Free will and a disease
9.45-10.30  Resource allocation in the psychiatric clinic.

10.30-10.45	Coffee Break
 
10.45-11.15 Informed consent and the aged and dement patient
11.15-12.00 Cultural diversity and the approach to care in mental illness. Michael Schwartz, Texas, USA

 
12.00-13.00	Lunch
 
13.00-13.30 The young dement patient
13.30-14.00 A political perspective of the aged in America
14.00-14.30 What is brain death? 
 
14.30-15.00	Coffee Break
 
15.00-15.45 End of life decision making for the elderly with dementia
15.45-16.15 DNR, the aged, and the maximal therapy
16.15-17.00 Dementia and Paternalism, Dragan Pavlovic, Greifswald, Germany
17.00-17.45 Autonomy, identity, and personhood Ė the moral role of advance directives, George J. Agich, USA
 
Sunday September 8, 2013
8.00-8.15 Alzheimeróan introduction,  
8.15-9.30 An overview of aging and health and disease, Michael Wendt, Greifswald, Germany
9.30-10.15 A critical reexamination of the ethics of health care: allocation in an aging world 
 
10.15-10.30	Coffee Break.
 
10.30-11.15 Values of special relevance to an Alzheimer patients
11.15-12.00 Is dementia a financial or moral problem
 
12.00-13.00	Lunch
 
13.00-13.30 The science of the thinking brain
13.30-14.00 A political perspective of the dementia in America
14.00-14.30 What is personal identity, when is it lost? Mark Wicclair, USA
 
14.30-15.00	Coffee Break
 
15.00-15.45 End of life decision making for the elderly with dementia
15.45-16.15 Closing session
Text Box: Organisers:

TeacheríS College at the Cilumbia University in the City of New York, USA

Stroud Center on Quality of Life at Columbia, New York, USA

AMHSC School of Medicine, Texas, USA

Univaersitestmedizin, Greifswald, Germany

Information for the speakers and participants