Jan 30, 2008

How to Fix Healthcare

Attention Members!

Please join us for our next meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at the Summit Club (East Room). The meeting will start promptly at noon.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Robert M. Sade, M.D. and his topic will be:

"Health Care Reform on the Nation's Agenda: Ethical Foundations, Policy Goals, and How to Get There"

Robert Sade is a pediatric cardiac surgeon, Professor of Surgery, and Director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has written several hundred articles, book chapters, and books on cardiothoracic surgery, medical education, biomedical ethics, and health policy, currently serves as an editor of both the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Philosophy and Medicine, and has edited over a dozen special symposium issues in peer-review journals on bioethics topics.

Dr. Sade currently chairs the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and chairs the Standards and Ethics Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He was a member of the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for seven years, and recently retired as chair of the Council.

Please keep in mind that only members and their guests will be invited to join us for luncheon. If you still have yet to confirm your membership or have any questions, please feel free to contact our membership chair, Matthew McFadden at 803-251-3264.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 11th to Kathryn Robinson at 803-251-3267 or via email.