A National Symposium: Global Health Care Justice

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 23:34.
06/22/2006 - 08:00
06/22/2006 - 20:00

Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine

in partnership with

Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

and with the co-sponsorship of

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Bioethics

invite you to

A National Symposium: Global Health Care Justice

June 22-25, 2006, at Hiram College, Hiram, OH, 44234

Symposium coordinators:

Carol Donley, Ph.D. and Martin Kohn, Ph.D. Hiram College; Isaac Mwase, Ph.D. Tuskegee University; Eric Juengst, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University


Lorraine Bonner, M.D., Oakland, CA.; Gilbert Doho, Ph.D., Insoo Hyun, Ph.D., Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D., and Chris Simon, Ph.D, Case Western Reserve University; David Hilfiker, M.D., Washington, D.C.; Richard Selzer, M.D., New Haven, CT; Masalakulangwa Mabula, M.A., Hubert Kairuki Memorial Univ., Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Drama, music and dance:

Performance of Richard Selzer's story "Luis" by Verb Ballets: Cleveland's National Repertory Dance Company. Reader's Theater of AIDS play, "Little Spice." Others to be announced.

Questions to be addressed:

  • What does a commitment to human moral equality require from the international biomedical research community, public health care planners, and the providers of health care?
  • What are the political, economic, historical and cultural challenges facing attempts to address health disparities/inequalities around the world and in the United States?
  • What resources does the world's cultural heritage of drama, music, and literature offer to those striving to address problems of global and national health care justice?
  • In what ways do efforts to address health care disparities/inequalities and health justice in the U.S. and the rest of the world inform one another?

Paper proposals (500 word abstract/reading time 20 minutes) and panel proposals (1000 word abstract/hour and a half presentation time) should be submitted by March 15, 2006 to joerightta [at] hiram [dot] edu. Acceptance notification by April 15, 2006. All accepted presenters must register for the symposium.

A graduate course connected with the symposium will run June 19-21, 2006 at Hiram, followed by participation in the symposium. Graduate students may get room and board on campus for the whole week if they wish. Information on the graduate course will be posted on our website in February. Participants in the symposium will be housed in an air-conditioned dorm on Hiram's campus. (Space is limited, however, so early registration is recommended.) Fee for the symposium is $195 by 5/1/06. $245 thereafter. Fee for room and board is $240 by 5/1/06, $290 thereafter.


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