Extending Life: Setting the Agenda for the Ethics of Aging, Death, and Immortality – A Conference, Institutes, and Seminars on bioethics
Institutes – March 3-6, 2008
Conference – March 6-8, 2008
- Plenary Speakers
- Informal Networking
- Public Debate
- Special Keynote Dinner
The conference will equip participants to:
- Understand the clinical and social experience of aging, especially in the American context.
- Anticipate developments in the near future of healthcare, science, biotechnology, medical law, and the impact on an aging population.
- Appreciate the medical, social, and cultural context in which death is experienced.
- Prepare to address the current and future ethical challenges of aging and the quest for immortality.
- Identify the assumptions behind various strategies for immortality, including transhumanism.
- Learn ways that palliative care, hospice, and other modalities can reframe the crises associated with the experience of dying.
- Gain an awareness of national, state, and international developments in the legal status of assisted suicide and euthanasia.
- Develop effective strategies for engaging facing the ethical, legal, and social implications of aging and the pursuit of immortality.
Information and registration: http://www.cbhd.org/conferences/2008/phoenix/index.html