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Disease And Diversity: Balancing Science And Ethics (2-4 P.M.)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Beacon House Community Room
19 Myrtle St
Medical advances and new technologies allow for interventions in an array of human situations, leading to the question of how to balance technical and ethical interests when treating disease and diversity. This question and others will be viewed through the optics of a physician and of a spiritual leader/medical ethicist. Attendees are invited to participate in this open, non-judgmental roundtable discussion. BHV member Dr. Michael Goldberg treats children with rare conditions and birth defects and is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. Rabbi Lila Kagedan is a medical ethicist and instructor of bioethics who consults at various hospitals and is the first woman to hold the title “rabbi” as a leader of U.S. orthodox congregation. She currently holds that position at the Walnut Street Synagogue in Chelsea. Meet at Beacon House, 19 Myrtle Street, in the Community Room. BHV members and their guests. Free.