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The 2021 John Suydam Kuhlthau Bioethics Conference

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


“Look on my Suffering and Deliver Me”
An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Medical Aid in Dying Law in New Jersey

Program will include:

An overview of the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act by
Dr. Jessica L. Israel,
Senior Vice President, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Corporate Director, The James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute
RWJBarnabas Health

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Duff, Ph.D.
Stephen Colwell Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Emerita
Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Lauris Kaldjian, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Program in Bioethics and Humanities
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 

Followed by interdisciplinary small groups case study discussion. 


Conference is free of charge • Limited space available • Contact hours applied for

Registration is required – Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Raynard Smith at




October 20
8:00 am - 11:00 am