The WVU College of Law will host the 4th Annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 in the Law Centers Lugar Courtroom. The lecture is open to the public.
University of Pittsburgh Professor of Law Alan Meisel, founder and director of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and the Dickie, McCamey&Chilcote Professor of Bioethics, will present”Beyond the Conventional Vision of Informed Consent: Disclosure of Physician-Information.”
Professor Meisel will address developments that suggest that informed consent may be moving beyond its original goal to that of providing patients with information about the physician, such as professional expertise, substance abuse or financial arrangements with third parties.
Meisel has published widely in the fields of health law and bioethics, and is a leading authority on end-of-life decision making. His first edition of”The Right to Die”won the 1989 Association of American Publishers Award for the outstanding book in the legal practice category.
He has served on the Ethics Working Group of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform and as Assistant Director for Legal Studies at the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems.
A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
The John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine is part of The Clark Family Lecture Series at West Virginia University, a half-million dollar funding of lectures in 10 fields of study throughout the University. The series was established in 1998 by Thomas S. Clark, M.D., and Jean Clark. Dr. Clark is a 1975 graduate of the WVU School of Medicine. Mrs. Clark is a 1967 WVU graduate and earned her master’s degree in education from WVU in 1974. The Clarks reside in Bruceton Mills.