The Least Bad Death: Who Decides? The 9th Annual Pike Lecture on Health Law, Featuring Keynote Speaker Marcia Angell, MD

12:00 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012
1:30 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012
BU Law, Barristers Hall
The Least Bad Death: Who Decides? The 9th annual Pike Lecture on Health Law, featuring keynote speaker Marcia Angell, MD Monday, October 15, 2012 The ninth annual Pike lecture will feature keynote speaker Marcia Angell, MD, senior lecturer in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and editor-in-chief, emerita, New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Angell will discuss the initiative petition on the November 2012 ballot (question two), which would legalize physician-prescribed end-of-life drugs for terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less. A prominent authority on medical ethics and health policy, Angell graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1967, and trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology before joining the NEJM editorial staff in 1979. She has authored numerous articles, as well as several books, and is a frequent contributor in popular media on issues of medical ethics. Dr. Angell is a member of the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of the Sciences and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. The annual Pike Conference on Health Law is held in honor of Boston University School of Law alumni Neal Pike (‘37), a distinguished lawyer and lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities. All—including faculty, students and the general public—are welcome to attend. Please contact BU Law's Events & PR Manager, Elizabeth Aggott, with questions.