Ethical Dilemmas in Health Care and the Treatment of COVID-19
Date: November 4, 2020
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Place: Virtual Via Zoom
Presenters: Dr. Roger Bernier, Attorney Jason Luckasevic, Dr. J. Phillip Saul
Assigned coordinator: Dr. Isam Sakati
Abstract: A general meeting involving a panel discussion on “Ethical Dilemmas in Health Care and the Treatment of COVID-19.” Director Isam Sakati has organized this meeting and will moderate the discussion.
Dr. Roger Bernier edits and publishes The Epidemiology Monitor and is the Senior Advisor for Scientific Strategy and Innovation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He will chair the panel.
Jason Luckasevic is the personal injury trial lawyer who gained international attention for bringing the first two lawsuits against the NFL on behalf of 120 retired players suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He is the most sought-after lawyer and expert consultant on sports brain injuries from the U.S. to Australia. He is the author of The Head Case and has been featured in national news broadcasts. Attorney Luckasevic received his law degree in 2000 from Duquesne University and is associated with the Pittsburgh law ﬁrm of Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C.
Dr. J. Philip Saul is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Previously he was a Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Vice President for the Children’s Hospital at West Virginia University. He earned his B.S. and M.D. from Duke University and completed his residency and fellowships at the Children’s Hospital, Boston. He performed the first radio-frequency ablation for WPW syndrome in a child in 1990, and the first catheter cryoablation procedure in a child in the U.S. in 2003. Dr. Saul has published more than 300 articles, chapters and books, and holds 8 patents.
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