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Bioethics Grand Rounds scheduled for December 1, 2005

Zdravko Plantak, PhD
Zdravko (Zack) Plantak, PhD
A speaker from Columbia Union College will address the topic of “Exposed by Katrina: Seeking Justice and Advocating Equality” at the next Bioethics Grand Rounds, scheduled to be held Thursday, December 1.

The grand rounds will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Wong Kerlee International Conference Center.

Zdravko (Zack) Plantak, PhD, chair, department of religion, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland, will be the speaker.

The objectives of this grand rounds are to: explore the wealth divide after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States; examine the responsibility of Christians in terms of seeking social justice; and embrace the need for advocacy in the Christian community, such as Seventh-day Adventism, in view of the fact that the poor are voiceless and most of the time powerless.

The grand rounds, presented by the Center for Christian Bioethics, is designated by the School of Medicine for continuing medical education activity for one hour in category 1 of the physician’s recognition award of the American Medical Association.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing education for physicians.

TODAY news for Thursday, December 1, 2005