Spring School 2024 Lectures   

Monday, March 25th, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Frontline Bioethics: War, Disease, Politics and the Imapct on HumanityFrancis P. Crawley, Executive Director of the Good Clinical Practice Alliance – Europe (GCPA)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Reflections on Generative AI, Bioethics and Health? Threats, Risks, and Opportunities for HumanityP. Elif Ekmekci, Associate Professor and the Deputy Dean of the TOBB University of Economics and Technology 

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Is Universal Health Coverage an Answer to the Health Injustices in Africa? Joyce M. Tsoka-Gwegweni PhD, Vice-Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Public Health and Vice Dean in Research, Transformation and Marketing, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State, South Africa

12:00 PM-1:00 PM “Absolutely Essential”: Bioethics and the Rules-Based International Order, Keynote Speaker: Jonathan D. Moreno PhDDavid and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM When We Cannot Cure: Thoughts on the Ultimate Challenge to the Bond of Patient and Doctor – Reflections on the Role of Humanism in Medicine, Michael R. Berman MD, MBI, FACOG, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Preserving Integrity in Science, Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Francis Loring, PhD, founding Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research, Professor Emeritus at Scripps Department of Molecular Medicine, and co-founder of Aspen Neuroscience

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Holding on to our Humanity in an Age of Social Robots , Eve Herold, Director of Policy Research and Education  Healthspan Action Coalition

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Bioethics in the Public Space: Lessons from the Covid Years, Keynote Speaker: Bryn Williams-Jones, PhD, Senior Faculty Professor at the University of Montreal in the School of Public Health (EPSUM)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Current and Future Lessons from the COVID PandemicJohn Loike PhD, Director of the Master of Science Degree and the Graduate Certificate program in Bioethics and Humanities at the New York Medical College, Adjunct at Columbia University and Professor of Biology at Touro University

Friday, March 29th, 2024 

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Scientific Foundation for the Ethical Discussion of Fertility Treatments, Keynote Speaker: Frederick Licciardi, MD, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Risk & Resource Allocation in Times of Crisis: Lessons from the Recent Pandemic, Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education and Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai.

Saturday, March 30th, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM AI Ethics: Why it matters!Adarsh Srivastava, PGDISAD, Head of Data & Analytics Quality Assurance at Roche Diagnostics

2:00 PM-5:00 PM  Final Open Forum with Participant Discussion

Closing Remarks