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 [...]

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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 |2020-04-09T23:56:31+00:00February 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 |2020-04-09T23:56:33+00:00October 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 |2016-06-17T16:32:41+00:00January 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 |2020-04-09T23:56:36+00:00January 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 |2020-04-09T23:56:40+00:00October 1st, 2010|Past Events|0 Comments

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 54th Session: Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Rights Crises

The Commission on the Status of Women (hereafter referred to as “CSW” or “the Commission”) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:56:44+00:00March 13th, 2010|Past Events|0 Comments

Perils and Promises of Egg Markets

Ana Lita speaks at the UNIS-UN Conference "Bioethics: Striking a Balance." Bioethics increasingly has implications for many areas of people’s lives and it is important to identify common ground around which controversial discussions can take place, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told hundreds of students today in New York. “Today, we are witnessing the globalization [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:56:46+00:00March 10th, 2010|Past Events|0 Comments

The Age of Bio(in)security: Science, Citizens, and the Future

On Monday, November 9, 2009 the Appignani Bioethics Center, a project of the American Humanist Association, held a panel discussion at the National Press Club (529 14th St. 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045), to examine controversial emerging technologies in biomedical sciences, the right to die and “disorders of consciousness,” and climate change technologies framed by [...]

By |2020-04-09T23:56:49+00:00November 13th, 2009|Past Events|0 Comments

Annual Conference, Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World

Annual Conference, Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World Date: Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 2009, 8:30 AM-6:30 PM Location: 777 United Nations Plaza 5th Floor New York, NY 10017 The Appignani Bioethics Center in collaboration with the University of Montreal, Canada held its annual conference: Food, Famine and Future Technologies: [...]

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