IU McKinney to host talk on Ebola

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is hosting a multi-disciplinary talk Oct. 24 on Ebola, law and public health.

The Hall Center for Law and Health, the IU Center for Bioethics, the IU School of Nursing and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health are co-sponsoring a public talk titled “Ebola: Over There… Now Over Here – An Urgent Conversation About Ethics, Law, Public Health, and Practice.”

The initial outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa presented many ethical, legal, logistical and clinical challenges for first responders, clinicians, politicians and researchers. A group of experts focusing on the ethical, legal, public health and clinical care implications of virus transmission will discuss several key issues facing patients, practitioners and the public. An open discussion, allowing an exchange of perspectives, will follow the short presentations.

Panelists include Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D., director, IU Center for Bioethics and associate dean and professor of Bioethics, IU School of Medicine; and Nicholas P. Terry, Hall Render professor of law and co-director of IU McKinney’s Hall Center for Law and Health.

The event will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 375 in Inlow Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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