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GW Hosts Debate on Whether Social Justice Conflicts with an Ethical Doctor-Patient Relationship

WASHINGTON (Nov. 27, 2012) ­- The Benjamin Rush Society at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will host a debate Wed, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss how social justice may conflict with the ethical standards of a doctor-patient relationship.

The debate will be moderated by Mark Tapscott, the executive editor of the Washington Examiner. Arguing for and against are the following physicians:

In Favor: 

  • Dr. Richard Fogoros, MD (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Cardiologist
  • Author of The Covert Rationing Blog
  • Dr. Lee Hieb, MD (Logan, IA)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Past President, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons 

Opposed:

  • Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD ( Baltimore, MD)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Chief Medical Officer, Health Care for the Homeless 
  • Dr. Chris Lillis, MD ( Fredericksburg, VA)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Board of Directors, Doctors for America 

WHO: 

Benjamin Rush Society at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Pre-debate reception starts at 7:00 p.m.; Debate starts at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

George Washington University School of Medicine

Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

800 21st Street, NW, Washington DC 20052 

Parking is available at the Marvin Center Garage.

Entrances on 21st Street and H Street. 

Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/tlhhj

Event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at http://tinyurl.com/BRSdebateGWU.  

** Media** 

If you are interested in covering this event, please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu

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