Save the Date

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11
  • Where: Knowles Conference Center
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the landmark case, In Re Quinlan, Georgia State University Law Review’s 2016-17 Symposium will explore the state of end-of-life decision-making in the United States from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

Quinlan was the first major judicial decision to hold that life-sustaining medical treatments may be discontinued, even when the patient lacks capacity. Experts in law, medicine and bioethics will discuss how law and science have evolved and how those changes impact patients’ and surrogates’ decisions.

Through this symposium, Georgia State Law Review seeks to initiate a legal but accessible conversation regarding these emerging, important questions and produce scholarly articles that will serve as a foundation for future conversations. The symposium features four panels and a keynote speaker during lunch.

The symposium has been approved for (5) general CLE credits, one (1) professionalism credit, and one (1) ethics credit. Admission is $30 plus the cost of any additional CLE/professionalism credits.*  The Center for Law, Health & Society is co-sponsoring this event.

*The registration fee is waived for Georgia State Law students and faculty members with the appropriate code. 

The Physician’s Perspective

  • Dr. Dean Karampelas (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’14)
  • Paul Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law

The Legal Perspective

  • Alan Meisel, Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote Professor of Bioethics and Professor of Law and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thad Pope, Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Keynote: 'A
Contemporary Death'

Margaret Battin

  • Margaret Battin,
    Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics at University of Utah

Challenges: Pregnancy,
Children, Disability and The Elderly

  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, University of California- Irvine School of Law
  • Mary Crossley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Marshall Kapp, Director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law at Florida State University College of Medicine

End of Life Decision-Making
in Georgia

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