Policy Conference at GSU

All SPP Faculty and Students are invited to “The 25th Anniversary of the Baby Doe Rules: Perspectives from the Fields of Law, Health Care, Ethics, and Disability Policy” conference on Friday, February 13, at GSU Student Center. Registration is free for students, $75 for all others if you register by January 15.

To register, go to <http://www.BabyDoeSymposium.org>, click on “Registration” (under “Symposium” heading) on the left side of the page, and follow directions to secure registration page.

This conference presents nationally-prominent experts in the fields of
neonatal medicine, law, ethics, and disability policy who will explore
controversial issues involved in treatment decisions for premature and other
medically at-risk infants.

TITLE:  “The 25th Anniversary of the Baby Doe Rules: Perspectives from the
Fields of Law, Health Care, Ethics, and Disability Policy”

Friday, February 13, 2009
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Georgia State University Student Center
44 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

PRESENTED BY Georgia State University College of Law, Georgia State
University Law Review, and Center for Law, Health & Society IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH Emory University Center for Ethics
SUPPORTED in part by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation
PLATINUM SPONSOR: Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia

DESCRIPTION:  A highly publicized and controversial case involving the
withholding of medical treatment from an infant with Down syndrome gave rise
in 1984 to the federal law known as the Baby Doe Rules. The law conditions
the grant of federal funds for any state*s child protective services program
on the state’s assurance that it can respond to reports of medical neglect,
which may include the withholding of medical treatment from disabled infants
with life-threatening conditions. Leading scholars and practitioners in
medicine, law, ethics, and disability policy who are experts in the field of
neonatal health care and decision-making involving very premature and other
medically at-risk infants will gather to provide thoughtful commentary and
debate on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Baby Doe Rules. The
Georgia State University Law Review will publish a symposium volume on the
topic in Spring 2009.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Bioethicists, attorneys, physicians, hospital
administrators, hospital ethics committee members, nurses, social workers,
other health professionals involved in pediatric and neonatal care,
disability policy organizations and individuals, and academics involved in
these disciplines

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:    Visit
http://www.BabyDoeSymposium.org to register and for information on the
agenda, continuing education credits, speakers, and travel.

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