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Defining Death: Organ transplantation and the 50-year legacy of the Harvard report on brain death
April 11 - April 13
The 2018 Annual Bioethics Conference will explore the legacy of the 1968 report from the Harvard Medical School committee that proposed the concept of “brain death” as a new criterion for determining human death, making possible the procurement of “living” organs from bodies deemed to be “dead.” The conference will explore how this report facilitated the development of organ transplantation, assess current practices, and examine persistent controversies and challenges to the scientific and philosophical foundations of this concept. Visit the conference website for more information.