Bioethics in the United States: An overview of policy and impacts on professional practice
Two conferences on Bioethics/ Cycle de deux conférences sur la bioéthique
Co-organized by the French School of Public Heath (EHESP) and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health and the Masters of Bioethics program a Columbia University
Co-organisées par l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP) et L’Ecole de Santé Publique Joseph Mailman et le Master de bioéthique de l’Université de Columbia
Conference 1: Monday 4th February 2019, from 7.00 to 8.30 pm
« Bioethics in the United States: An overview of policy and impacts on professional practice »
« L’approche de la bioéthique aux Etats-Unis : Quelle politique et quels impacts sur les pratiques professionnelles?”
Karine Lefeuvre, Professor of Law and Ethics and Deputy Dean of the Department of Human and Social Sciences at EHESP School of Public Health, Member of the French National Committee of Ethics (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique CCNE)
Dr. Robert Klitzman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health and Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University
David N. Hoffman, Health care attorney and clinical ethicist, and Chief Compliance Officer at The Floating Hospital, Lecturer in Bioethics, Bioethics Masters and Certificate Program, School of Professional Studies.
Dr. Robert Klitzman is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health and the Director of the Online and In-person Masters of Bioethics Programs at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Center for Bioethics, and for 10 years directed the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center. He has conducted research and written about a variety of ethical issues in medicine and public health to promote public and professional education concerning these issues. He has written eight books and authored or co-authored over 120 articles, drawing on qualitative as well as quantitative methodologies. His work has appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, Science, and elsewhere, and also has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and other publications. He has received several awards for his work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the NY State Stem Cell Commission, and a member of the Research Ethics Advisory Panel of the US Department of Defense. He has been interviewed about these issues widely by the media, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, PBS, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, the BBC and others.
R.Klitzman has received numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a member of the Empire State Stem Cell Commission, and served on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Research Ethics Advisory Panel. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and CNN.
His books include When Doctors Become Patients, A Year-Long Night: Tales of a Medical Internship, In a House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist, Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV, The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS (with Ronald Bayer), Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Other Genetic Journeys, and The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe.
David N. Hoffman is a health care attorney and clinical ethicist, and is the Chief Compliance Officer at The Floating Hospital, where he supports the clinical and administrative staff in the areas of ethical practice and legal compliance. He has written on a variety of healthcare subjects including use of medical imaging technology in litigation, equal protection rights of physicians, and regulatory responses to the emerging physician shortage, and has served on and advised hospital ethics committees and institutional review boards. He was a member of the faculty of the Montefiore Medical Center/NYU Pilot Certificate Program on Human Research Subject Protection. Hoffman is a volunteer member of the Surrogate Decision-Making Committee of the New York State Department of Health, Commission on Quality of Care/Justice Center. He served as the Chair of the Committee on Bioethical Issues of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY), and as a member of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar Association. He was the principal author of the committee's advisory opinion on internet based attorney referral services. He previously served as the Legislative Liaison for the Special Committee on Medical Malpractice at ABCNY, where he authored the Association’s policy statement on the National Practitioner Databank. He also chaired the ABCNY Sub-Committee on human transplant organ procurement. Mr. Hoffman completed the pilot post-graduate program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities at Columbia University Medical Center.
Karine Lefeuvre is Professor of Law and Ethics of the protection of vulnerable people and Deputy Dean of the Department of Human and Social Sciences at EHESP French School of Public Health. She’s Member of the French National Committee of Ethics (Comité Consultatif National d’Ethique CCNE), and of two territorial groups of Ethics (In Britanny, Espace de Réflexion Ethique de Bretagne EREB; Espace de Réflexion Ethique Age et Mémoire EREAM, Rennes)
She has written and coordinated books on the issue of the protection of vulnerable people (place and rights of families and caregivers, Issue of Interest of the person, Right of patients in end of life and a future books on Ethics and protection of vulnerable people). She also works on the topics of Health Democracy. She’s member of the Council of Family, Childhood and Age (Haut Conseil de la famille, de l’enfance et de l’âge) and of the National Commission of Well and Mistreatment. She takes part of the Scientific Council of the National Council of the French national founding Agency for Autonomy (Caisse nationale de solidarité pour l’autonomie, CNSA). She had been twice in the Mailman School of Public Health and in different hospitals in New-York for Study visit on the issue of Ethics (2016,2018).
Her books include: with www.presses.ehesp.fr: “Health Democratia in 10 questions” ( with Roland Olivier and Olivia Gross)
« Protection of vulnerable persons : which news rights for the person at the end of life? » with Valérie Depadt, 2017;
https://www.presses.ehesp.fr/produit/proteger-majeurs-vulnerables-vol-3/ « Protection of vulnerable persons : The interest of the protected person » prefaced by Jacques Toubon, Rights national Defender, 2017) (with Sylvie Moisdon-Chataigner) http://www.presses.ehesp.fr/produit/proteger-majeurs-vulnerables-linteret-de-personne-protegee-vol-2/
« Protection of vulnerable persons : which place for the families ? » prefaced by Anne Caron-Deglise,2015) (with Sylvie Moisdon-Chataigner) http://www.presses.ehesp.fr/produit/proteger-les-majeurs-vulnerables/ Twitter : @EHESP_Editions
Beeing drafted (2019) “Which place for Ethics in the protection of vulnerable people?” (with Sylvie Moisdon-Chataigner)