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Sunday, August 27 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
VALUE OF LIFE PANEL
This will change the way you think about what it means to be alive! A diverse panel on the value of life through the lens of abortion. This session explores the history of abortion in NZ, the current local picture of abortion, the ethical dilemmas involved, and the scientific and religious ideas of exactly what constitutes life.

Speakers
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Leonard Bloksberg

I was born into a family of social activists where my bedtime stories were classical philosophers (Kant, Aristotle, Des Carte, etc) interspersed with a bit of Shakespeare and political economics (when I was 5 I rebelled and read Charlotte’s Web). I got a PhD in molecular genetics... Read More →
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Bernie Brenner

Bernie is a practicing consultant uro-gynaecologist and clinical director of a Day Stay Hospital. Apart from his Medical Degrees his educational background in ethics includes a BA with a Philosophy major, a Diploma in Professional Ethics, and a Doctorate where the thesis included the design and use of computer expert systems for Ethical Decision Making. He is a Fellow of the RANCOG and RACMA and has been an examiner for the Medical Administration College for many years. He has presented topics relating to Ethics at both National and International Conferences. He has published several articles on Ethics in peer reviewed journals and is co-author of the textbook... Read More →
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Lauren Silverman

Dr Lauren Brenner graduated from medical school at Otago University in 1999 and has been working in clinical medicine for the last 17 years, and for the last two years as a general practitioner at Ratanui Clinic in Henderson, Auckland. She has vocational training in Sexual and Re... Read More →


Sunday August 27, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 155