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A Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health event - "Priorities in Health: Can We Make Better Decisions?"

Priorities in Health: Can We Make Better Decisions?, Apr 22-23, 2010


Day One: Thursday, April 22, 2010

8:30 AM

Welcome and introductory remarks - Norman Daniels, PhD

Mary B. Saltonstall Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Morning

8:45 AM

Session 1: Decisions about Expensive Cancer Drugs: The U.S. Public and Private

  • Speaker: Dr. Lowell Schnipper
    Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Chief of Hematolgy/Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
  • Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH
    Medical Director, Medical Management and Policy, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
  • Speaker: William J. Kassler, MD, MPH
    Chief Medical Officer, New England Region, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

9:45 AM

Audience Q&A

10:45 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

Session 2: Decisions about Expensive Cancer Drugs: The UK, Germany

  • Speaker: Erik Nord, PhD
    Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Comment: Norman Daniels, PhD
    Mary B. Saltonstall Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health

12:00 PM

Audience Q&A

1-2:00 PM

Lunch

Afternoon

2:00 PM

Session 1: Deliberative Democratic Theory

  • Speaker: Thomas Christiano, PhD
    Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
  • Comment: Dennis Thompson, PhD
    Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2:55 PM

Audience Q&A

3:50 PM

Afternoon Break

4:10 PM

Deliberative Polling

  • Session 2: Speaker: Michael Neblo, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ohio State University
  • Comment: Jane Mansbridge, PhD
    Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

5:05 PM

Audience Q&A

6-7 PM

Reception (all invited)