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2019 McGovern Lecture – Defining Death: Persistent Problems and Possible Solutions
February 28, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Robert Truog, MD is Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He also practices pediatric intensive care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Truog has published more than 300 articles in bioethics and related disciplines. He is co-author of Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation (Oxford, 2012). He lectures widely both nationally and internationally; and is an active member of numerous committees and advisory boards. He is the author of current national guidelines for providing end-of-life care in the intensive care unit.
This lecture is made possible by the John P. McGovern, MD Endowment Fund. The McGovern Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions to the Art & Science of Medicine.
The lecture is being held in conjunction with the 2019 Lester Crown Symposium Defining and Death and Saving Lives, Feb 28- March 1, 2019.