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HLS Legal Issues Surrounding Eye, Organ and Tissue Donation

1.5 credits in professional practice non-transitional.

Cost: Free to Health Law Section Member, $50 for NYSBA Members, $75 for Non-Members

Presented by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Health Law Section in partnership with the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD), and co-sponsored by the Health Law Committee and Bioethical Issues Committee of the New York City Bar.

New York State is facing a health care crisis: the need for transplantable organs far exceeds the availability. While a single donor can help save the lives of up to 8 people, potential donors are rare. It is crucial that all of the participants in the process, legal, clinical, administrative and governmental are knowledgeable about the law and the process surrounding organ and tissue donation.

Additional Information:
8:30 am – 9:00 am - Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am - Welcome and Introductions - No CLE credit
         Speaker: Margaret Davino, Esq., Fox Rothschild, NYC, Program Chair and Former Chair, New York State            Bar Association Health Law Section
9:15 am – 9:45 am - Introduction and overview of the organ shortage, discussion of organ, eye and tissue
         allocation, statistics and importance of the subject - No CLE credit
         Speakers: Aisha Tator, Executive Director for the New York Alliance for Donation, Troy, NY
         Dr. Leona Kim-Schluger, Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC
9:45 am – 10:10 am - Remarks from LiveOn NY and presentation from an organ donor/recipient/family - No                  CLE credit
10:10 am – 11:00 am - Laws surrounding organ, eye and tissue donation: consents, refusals, family involvement,
         1.0 CLE credit
         Speaker: Christina W. Strong, Esq., Law Office of Christina Woodward Strong, Belle Mead, NJ
11:00 am – 11:15 am - Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am - Hospital policies and procedures and involvement of hospital counsel
         0.5 CLE credit
         Moderator: Lorraine Ryan, Esq., Greater New York Hospital Association
         Speakers: Alexandra E. Trinkoff, Esq., Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY
         Christina A. Dugan, CPNC, NYU Hospital Center, NYC
         Samuel Acquah, MD, Mount Sinai, NYC
         Codette Barton, Clinical Operations Manager, Transplant, Mount Sinai, NYC
11:45 am – 12:15 pm - Brain death and brain death guidelines, involvement with organ, eye and tissue donation
         No CLE credit
         Speaker: John Halperin, MD, Atlantic Health System, NJ
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm - Ethics and organ, eye and tissue donations - No CLE credit
         Speaker: Michael Shapiro, MD, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NY
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm - Questions and answers
         Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about organ donation and transplantation.

Brain death and brain death guidelines, involvement with organ, eye and tissue donation

Product Code:
M. Davino, A. Tator, L. Kim-Sch
Recorded/Publication Date:
April 28, 2017
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