October 11, 2010 10:00 Age: 4 yrs

Ethics Symposium Examines End-of-Life Decisions and the Terri Schiavo Case

Emory Law will host an interdisciplinary professionalism and ethics symposium on end-of-life decision-making from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. "The Overlap of Legal and Medical Ethics: Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making" will feature three panel discussions, including a contemporary perspective on the Terri Schiavo case. Panelists include the trial judge, guardian ad litem and two attorneys involved in the Schiavo case.

The symposium will be held in Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Because of the high number of attendees expected, free parking will be available at Emory's Clairmont Campus Parking Deck (1694 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033) with shuttle service to the law school. Driving directions may be found at www.law.emory.edu/ethics.

There will be six hours of Georgia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit available, including three hours of ethics and professionalism credit. Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit also will be available. Details about CME and CNE credit will be posted on the symposium website.

The symposium is presented by Emory Law in partnership with the Emory Center for Ethics, Emory University School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Candler School of Theology, Rollins School of Public Health, Goizueta Business School and Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia.

Online registration is available at www.law.emory.edu/ethics. Please note there are two registration links: one for practicing attorneys and judges seeking CLE credit, and one for all other registrants.

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