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Tiny Babies, Large Questions: Ethical Issues in Prenatal and Neonatal Care

Posted Nov 20 2009 10:01pm

Tiny Babies, Large Questions: Ethical Issues in Prenatal and Neonatal Care

Sixth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference
Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2010
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington

For most families, pregnancy and the birth of a child is an exciting and joyous time of hope and celebration. But sometimes, difficult and challenging ethical issues can emerge regarding the application of medical technology, the role of parental decision-making — and the impact of these decisions on tiny and vulnerable human beings.

Topics and Speakers

Whatever Happened to Baby Doe? The Transformation from Under-treatment to Over-treatment

Norman Fost, MD, MPH, University of Wisconsin

Neonatal Resuscitation: What Makes the Gray Zone Gray?

John Lantos, MD, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City

When the Beginning is the End: Ethical and Practical Issues in Neonatal End-of-Life Care

Marcia Levetown, MD, University of Texas

Better Early than Never? Ethical Dilemmas in Preterm Birth and Survival in Resource-Poor Settings

Maneesh Batra, MD, and Maureen Kelley, PhD, University of Washington

Whose Best Interest: Resuscitation Decisions for Premature Infants

Annie Janvier, MD, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Making Trouble Making Babies: What Limits on IVF?

Jeff Ecker, MD, Harvard Medical School
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