Crossing Borders for Fertility Services – Panel Discussion

New reproductive and genetic technologies are providing people with the opportunity almost allover the world to have  children. Variations in legislation across countries, however, are giving place to the phenomenon of cross-border reproductive  care, where people cross international borders to access a variety of reproductive services fertility treatment, egg procurement, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. This raises a host of ethical concerns about whether women’s rights [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Past Events|1 Comment

International Bioethics Summer School, 2015

Graduations always signify turning points; we’re so glad that our participants spent these past few weeks with us, and we hope they have learned a lot! We know we have! It is our hope that our students will take what they have learned through our summer program and apply it to their future endeavors, whatever [...]

By | July 18th, 2015|Past Events|1 Comment

21st Century Organized Crime: Organ Trafficking and Human Rights – Film Screening and Panel Discussion

NEW YORK, December 12, 2014: Global Bioethics Initiative held a screening of the HBO documentary film: "Tales from the Organ Trade." An expert panel discussion followed the screening with special guests: Dr. Bruce Elliot Gelb, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Renal Transplantation in the Department of Transplant Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, M.D., [...]

By | November 23rd, 2014|Past Events|0 Comments

“Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?”- Panel Discussion

NEW YORK, February 10, 2014: Ana Lita attended the recent panel discussion entitled, “Is Aging Reversible? Can We Reset the Clock?” organized by the German Center for Research and Innovation, located at the German House, 871 United Nations Plaza. The event was also co-sponsored by Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. As life expectancy increases, age-related [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Past Events|0 Comments

Film Screening “Tales From the Organ Trade” and Panel Discussion

NEW YORK, October 28, 2013: Global Bioethics Initiative in partnership with HBO Documentary Films Division organized a special private screening event of " Tales from the Organ Trade" followed by an expert panel discussion and cocktail reception at The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). “Tales from the Organ Trade” is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker [...]

By | June 3rd, 2013|Past Events|0 Comments

Crimes of 21st Century: Organ Trafficking, Global Health and Security

NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2013: Poverty, widespread violence, lack of educational opportunities and limited access to resources are marginalizing large segments of the population globally. Vulnerable people become easy prey to illicit trafficking, often leading to terrorist recruitment. The black market for organs and body parts is flourishing in India, China, South America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Past Events|1 Comment

Governments and Business Convene on Global Aging at the United Nations Foundation

“It is in the private sector’s interest to invest in the health of older people” said Ambassador Luis-Alfonso de Alba at a panel luncheon in July hosted by the Business Council for the UN and the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN. “We should not ask the private sector to finance a program, or [...]

By | October 12th, 2012|Past Events|0 Comments

Benefits of Donating Organs

Dr. Ana Lita discussed how the donation of human organs, such as hearts, kidneys, and livers can save lives. She provided information about how Texans can donate their organs for transplant, how donated organs are distributed to patients who need transplants, and how these transplants are performed. She also presented the ongoing scientific developments in cryopreservation [...]

By | January 23rd, 2012|Past Events|Comments Off on Benefits of Donating Organs

Human Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse of Sex Workers

The Appignani Bioethics Center will host an exceptional panel discussion under the auspices of the 55th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). One of the most the most lucrative and fastest-growing criminal activities in the world today is sex trafficking, which generates estimated global market revenue of about 42.5 [...]

By | January 4th, 2011|Past Events|0 Comments

Cruise Conference: “The Future of Medicine”

The “Future of Medicine” Bahamas Cruise and Conference October 10-17, 2010 New York – The Bahamas – New York   Dear Friends, The Appignani Bioethics Center invites you to attend an exceptional cruise conference to the Bahamas leaving from and returning to Manhattan, New York, aboard the luxurious Norwegian Jewel. Enjoy the Bora Bora Spa [...]

By | October 1st, 2010|Past Events|0 Comments