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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury and The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking with be at the 28th Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference...
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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury and The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking with be at the 28th Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference...

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Each year for the past 28 years, the MacLean Center has hosted a conference that draws speakers, primarily former fellows of the MacLean Center, who discuss current understanding of Clinical Medical Ethics and other bioethical concerns. I have been present at 27 of the 28 confernce as they began the year I was a Lowell T. Coggeshall fellow at the Center at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. I’ll be there again for the 27th update on all things clinical ethics — things change at a glacial pace but they have changed when you look over the entire period from 1974 when the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study law suit against the USA government was fought and resulted in the Belmont Report etc.

Among the gifts of the years of going t the conference is the fact that I got to take the photo that will be the book cover for Weighing Lead last year— Book 2 of the Chasing Mercury Series. I also get to see old friends and mentors and keep up with the field. So I’ll be there — though virtually all of my peers from the year I spent there will not be — some have died, aged or simply are busy living the life of bioethics instead of going to conferences. Yet I will be there this yea.r I was the first African American physician admitted to the fellowship. I go so the handful of others there subsequently will not feel so alone. I will also be there with my new book, The Elephant in the Room: Bioethical Concerns in Human Milk Banking. (Which no one in academia knows about — though it has been the #1 New Best seller on Amazon for several weeks.) It’s ok it wasn’t written for the academics but for those on the ground in the battle for protecting women and children from problems which can be ameliorated through breast milk.

So if you are into medicine or medical ethics register for the conference and meet some of the nicest people in medicine. xxS

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