Panel Discussion – Borders, Babies and Body Parts

Medical TourismCIHR Café Scientifique presents Science on Tap: Quench Your Interest this Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 5:00PM

Heart and Crown, Mother McGintey Room, 67 Clarence St. Ottawa, ON

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Borders, Babies and Body Parts:
The Ethical Dilemmas of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is an ethically problematic phenomenon. The growth of private facilities in low and middle-income countries trying to attract wealthier, fee-paying patients from abroad may ‘crowd out’ access to essential health care for poorer citizens. Fertility tourism and organ transplant tourism also raise ethical concerns. Join us as we discuss the ethical dilemmas posed by the private medical tourism market, the surge in reproductive medical travel and the persistent organ trade. As part of our discussion, we will screen an excerpt of Tales From the Organ Trade by Emmy Award-winning director Ric Esther Bienstock.

Raywat Deonandan, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Ric Esther Bienstock, Director/Producer/Writer, Tales From the Organ Trade

Ronald Labonté, Canada Research Chair. Professor University of Ottawa

Valorie Crooks, Associate Professor, SFU


Photo by Phuket World.