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IU McKinney’s public forum about Ebola, law and public health viewable live online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS — IU McKinney School of Law, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, will host a public forum on Ebola, law and public health today. The lecture will be available live and archived online.

The Hall Center for Law and Health, the IU Center for Bioethics, the IU School of Nursing and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health will present “Ebola: Over There … Now Over Here — An Urgent Conversation About Ethics, Law, Public Health and Practice” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in Room 375 of Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., on the IUPUI campus.

Admission is free, and the lecture is open to the public. Registration is required.  

Experts in the ethical, legal, public health and clinical care implications of virus transmission will discuss several key issues facing patients, practitioners and the public. Following short presentations, an open dialogue will allow for exchange of perspectives.

Panelists will be:

  • Eric M. Meslin, director of the IU Center for Bioethics and associate dean and professor of bioethics at the IU School of Medicine
  • Chad Priest, assistant dean for operations and community partnerships at the IU School of Nursing
  • Ross D. Silverman, professor and acting chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Nicolas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law and co-director of IU McKinney’s Hall Center for Law and Health