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The Conference on Judaism & Contemporary Medicine...
Sunday, November 17, 2002

Sunday, November 17, 2002
Kislev 12, 5763

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
395 Lenox Road, Alumni Auditorium
Brooklyn, NY 11203

8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 10:45 am - Plenary Session

Cloning - New Horizons:
Embryo and Stem Cell Research

Miriam Feuerman, PhD (view bio)
Rabbi Richard Weiss (view bio)
Rabbi Yaakov Spivak
(view bio)

11:00am - 12:30 pm Simultaneous Sessions

Animal Experimentation
Avraham Steinberg, MD
(view bio)
Miryam Z. Wahrman, PhD
(view bio)
Yizhak Kupfer, MD

Ethical Pediatric Care - Interactive Session
Kathleen E. Powderly, PhD
(view bio)
Robert Kliegman, MD
(view bio)
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum (view bio)

Healthy Mind - Healthy Body
Robert Pollack, PhD
(view bio)
Rabbi Tzvi Weinreb, PhD
(view bio)
Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet, PhD
(view bio)

12:45 - 2:45 pm Luncheon Program

Tribute To Dr. Fred Rosner

Michael Akerman, MD
(view bio)
JoAnn Bradley, EdD (view bio)
Edward Reichman, MD (view bio)
Rabbi Jacob Klass - Master of Ceremonies

Alfred Soffer, MD
Fred Rosner, MD (view bio)

3:00 - 4:30 pm - Plenary Session

The Ethical Aftermath of September 11th
Body Identification Issues: Remarriage & Inheritance

Howard Baum, PhD (view bio)
Charles Catanese, MD
(view bio)
Rabbi Mordechai Willig
(view bio)

4:45 - 6:00 pm - Simultaneous Sessions

Terrorism: Triage Of Resources
Allen J. Bennett, MD (view bio)
Aaron E. Glatt, MD
(view bio)
Avraham Steinberg, MD
(view bio)
Adena Berkowitz, PhD

Medical Student Forum
Edward Reichman, MD
(view bio)
Rabbi Richard Weiss, MD
(view bio)

Assisted Reproductive Technology
Steven Brenner, MD (view bio)
Susan Lobel, MD
(view bio)
Rabbi Yizchok Breitowitz JD
(view bio)

Educational Objectives of the International Conference on Judaism and Contemporary Medicine.

  • To create a dialogue between physicians, scientists and Rabbis regarding the contribution and approach of Judaism to ethics, society and contemporary medicine.
  • To describe and discuss the fundamental principles of medical ethics reflected in the Bible, Talmud, writings of Maimonides, and other classical and modern works of Jewish scholarship.

Target Audience

  • All physicians, nurses, clinical professionals, researchers, students and clergy who are interested in dialogue and assessment of the ever-expanding world of possibilities opened by the advance of medical science in light of the milleniums-old Jewish ethical and philosophic tradition.

CME Accreditation / AMA Category 1 Credit

  • The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
  • The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 9 hours of Category 1 credit towards the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award AMA/PRA (Physician’s Recognition Award). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


  • SUNY Downstate and its affiliates are committed to providing educational activities that are objective, balanced and as free of bias as possible. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience, verbally or in writing, any commercial relationships that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation, i.e., with companies whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation or products in the research and development phase.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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Michael Akerman, MD, Chairman, Conference on Judaism and Medicine
c/o SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 19
Brooklyn, New York 11203

Telephone 917-760-2770




Think His Thoughts -

Science is the study of those things G-d thinks about, by one of His thoughts. Torah is the study of G-d thinking.

- Rabbi M.M. Schneorson

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