November 17th @ 7:00pm: Join us for this fascinating and timely discussion, “Can We Really Wake Up the Dead? Pigs, Brain Death and the Future of Transplant Medicine” with Dr. Arthur L. Caplan. Dr. Arthur L. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics. He also founded the Bioethics Departments at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from Columbia University. Caplan has made many contributions to public policy including: helping to found the National Marrow Donor Program; helping to create the system for distributing organs in the U.S.; and advising on the content of the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 rules governing living organ donation, and legislation and regulation in many other areas of health care including blood safety and compassionate use. This program will be held in the Library’s Main Program Room.
This program is part of our H.G. Wells Scholarly Series, made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.