Perspectives on Individual Autonomy and Community Responsibility

May 1, 2022 11:30am – 4:00pm ET
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05/1/22 11:30 AM 05/1/22 4:00 PM Perspectives on Individual Autonomy and Community Responsibility Lander College for Men Perspectives on Individual Autonomy and Community Responsibility
Lander College for Men
75-31 150th Street, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367

This conference on medical ethics explores the legal, ethical, and halachic issues related to the individual’s right to make decisions.

Livestream will be available here Sunday morning.

Conference Program

Alan Kadish
Introduction and Welcome
Dr. Alan Kadish
President, Touro University

I. Individual Autonomy, Community Responsibility, and Halacha

Rav Yonason Sacks headshot
“Low Level Risk to Life and Health: Communal Responsibilities”
Rav Yonason Sacks
Rosh HaYeshiva, Beis Medrash L’Talmud, Lander College for Men
Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg headshot
“Rabbinic Authority, Government Policy, and Individual Autonomy”
Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg
Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Ethics, Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum
“Patient Autonomy and Experimental Drugs in Halacha”
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies, Mashgiach Ruchani, Lander College for Women
David Katz
“Parental Authority and Yeshivas: The Measles Vaccine”
Dr. David J. Katz
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Director of Halachic Dentistry
Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Touro College of Dental Medicine

II. Legalization of Marijuana

Naomi Klapper headshot
“Understanding the Impact of Legalization of Marijuana on Mental Health”
Professor Naomi Klapper
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Deputy Chair of the Department of Psychology, Lander College for Women
Licensed Psychotherapist, Director of Psychology Internship Program, Lander College for Women
Zvi Loewy
“Pharmacological Considerations and Cannabis”
Dr. Zvi G. Loewy
Associate Dean of Research, Immediate Past Dean
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Touro College of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College
Dr. Yardaena B. Osband
“Medical and Recreational Marijuana Use: Jewish Community”
Dr. Yardaena B. Osband
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Longitudinal Curricular Themes, New York Medical College
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser
“Marijuana: A Halachic Perspective”
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser
Assistant Professor, Judaic Studies, Lander College for Women

III. The Community and the Individual

portrait of Sam Levine
“Communal Responsibilities Toward Individuals with Disabilities”
Samuel J. Levine, J.D.
Director of the Jewish Law Institute and Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
Faye Walkenfeld
Meira Orentlicher
“Support and Stigma in Tandem: A Dialogue”
Dr. Faye F. Walkenfeld
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, Touro College School of Health Sciences

Dr. Meira L. Orentlicher
Director of Research & Faculty Scholarship, School of Health Sciences
Professor & Assoc. Chairperson of Research & Scholarship, OT Dept., Touro College

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