Student Medical Ethics Conference to Explore Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Oct. 31 Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will be hosting its fifth annual conference, entitled A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New…
Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will be hosting its fifth annual conference, entitled A Beautiful Mind: Jewish Approaches to Mental Health on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY. The conference is sponsored through the generous support of Rabbi Dovid and Mrs. Anita Fuld.
After their tremendously successful bone marrow drives last year, the Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society has dedicated February as Bone-Marrow Awareness Month—or B.A.M!!!—on campus. Throughout the month, the group will hold drives to recruit new donors to the Gift of Life registry and raise awareness about medical issues and Halacha [Jewish law].
The annual Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society conference, held on September 14, focused on gaining greater understanding of the sanctity of life and the intersection of Jewish and secular law in dealing with palliative, or end-of-life, care. The third annual student-run conference was attended by 250 people from diverse professional backgrounds from both within and without the YU community.
Miraculous advances in recent medical treatments have raised many ethical and halakhic [Jewish law] dilemmas, particularly concerning end of life. Yeshiva University (YU) Student Medical Ethics Society (SMES) will address these complex and sensitive issues at its third annual conference, entitled “The Sanctity of Life: A Jewish Approach to End-of-Life Challenges” on Sunday, September 14 from 9am to 3pm at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE JEWISH FUTURE CO-SPONSORS CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL ETHICS OF FERTILITY, MODERN MEDICINE, AND JEWISH LAW
A major conference, “Creating in God’s Image: Ethical Challenges in Stem Cell Research and In-Vitro Fertilization,” recently held in Israel, was co-sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, Bar-Ilan University, Columbia University’s Center for Bio-Ethics, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Organizations. The two-day conference featured leading Israeli and American scientists, doctors, and rabbinic leaders, who examined the ethical implications of medical research using human stem cells and the Jewish position on In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).