Carmen Langer, MD is a primary care physician from Germany. She studied at Witten/Herdecke University and was trained in internal medicine in a hospital setting and then completed her residency in a private primary care practice. During her more recent years of working in private practice, Dr. Langer’s long-term interest in end-of-life medical ethics greatly increased. At the same time, she realized that there is hardly any ethical support for private practice physicians available. For this reason, she is focused on establishing these ethical support services.
I am the Director of the Center for Bioethics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, associate physician in the Jen Center for Primary Care at BWH, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The Center for Bioethics is the umbrella for ethics at BWH and I am responsible for oversight of our clinical ethics consultation service, ethics education for housestaff, hospital policy development, and bioethics research.
Rebecca Li, PhD, has over 17 years of experience spanning the entire drug development process with experience in Biotech, Pharma and CRO environments. Dr. Li currently serves as the Executive Director of the Multi-regional Clinical Trial Center at Harvard. The Center was chartered to improve the design, conduct and oversight of multi-regional clinical trials in the developing world and simplifying research through best practices. She was also a Fellow in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.
Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia
Edward Lowenstein, MD, Distinguished Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Anaesthesia and Professor of Medical Ethics was the Founding Chief of the Cardiac Anesthesia Group at Massachusetts General Hospital (1970). This was the first academic organization of the subspecialty and trained many of the leaders of the field. He served as Fellow of Medical Ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics 1997-8 because of an interest in end-of-life care gained in providing medical care to cardiac surgical patients. An advocate for aid in dying, he was a signatory of the narrowly defeated Massachusetts initi
Jeantine Lunshof is a philosopher and bioethicist and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Tibetan Language & Culture at Hamburg University (Germany) and graduated in Philosophy with a minor in Health Law at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD degree at VU University with a thesis concerning the impact that developments in genomic sciences have on practical ethics and normative theory.