GSU Conference

All are invited to the conference below on Friday, February 13, at GSU Student Center. Registration is free for students, $75 for all others if you register by January 15.

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


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.

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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