Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8AM - 1PM

Technology is transforming transplant medicine, allowing the donation of a growing array of biological products. As demand for such products increases, so does the demand for donors – and the specter of organ and tissue shortages.

Some see donor compensation as a solution, and a federal court recently agreed. This half-day conference will explore policy, legal, ethical and clinical aspects of the question: Is it time to reconsider payments for transplant donors?

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


A Public Policy Challenge
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Kara Swanson, JD, PhD
Northeastern University School of Law 

I. Glenn Cohen, JD
Harvard Law School

Where is the Law Heading?
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Jeff Rowes, JD,
Institute of Justice, (Attorney for plaintiffs in Flynn v. Holder)

Jan Weinstock, JD,
Gift of Life Donor Program

The Medical Perspective
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Stephen R. Guy, MD,
FACS, Hahnemann University Hospital

Dr. Nancy J. Bunin, MD,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


The Ethics of Compensation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Art Caplan, PhD,
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics

Conference Organizers

Barry R. Furrow, JD,
Professor of Law and Director, Earle Mack School of Law, Health Law Program

Robert I. Field, JD, PhD, MPH,
Professor of Law, Earle Mack School of Law and Professor of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health

Erica B. Cohen, JD Candidate,
Earle Mack School of Law, President, Drexel Health Law Society

4 CLE credits available, including 1 ethics credit. $100

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