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COVID-19: Ethical Issues in the Management of COVID-19


June 25 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST

Speakers in this webinar address thorny ethical issues that have arisen in the context of scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges presented by the absence of uniform statewide ethics guidelines. The 2015 Ventilator Guidelines of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law are addressed, and the various contested grounds for making triage decisions including age, disabilities and long-term survival. Immunities for providers and triage committee members are also discussed, and the limits of such immunities.


  • Brendan Parent, Esq., NYSBA Health Law Section Ethical Issues Committee Chair; Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine


  • Nancy Neveloff Dubler, LL.B., Professor Emerita the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center: Consultant for Ethics, NYC H+H; Faculty Affiliate, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone
  • Joseph  J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics & the Law, Yale Law School
  • Alan Brudner, Esq., Chair, New York City Bar Association Bioethical Issues Committee, Partner, Litigation and Investigations, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; former Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York