Speaker Series: Lainie Ross

Speaker Series: Lainie Ross

Deceased Donor Kidney Allocation:
Equity, Efficiency, and Unintended Consequences

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Join us this November for a talk by Lainie Ross, of the University of Chicago. In her talk, Ross will describe three ways that kidney donations are allocated to those in need of a kidney transplant, including the Equal Opportunity Supplemented by Fair Innings (EOFI) method. She will discuss the conceptions of efficiency and equity that are employed by each model, and evaluate whether EOFI could conform to the National Organ Transplant Act criteria in today’s conditions of kidney scarcity and donor-candidate age mismatch.

The lecture takes place on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 3:30pm EST in the Chu International Centre, Western Student Services Building (WSS) 2130 at the University of Western Ontario.



Lainie Ross is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College; and Associate Director of the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, at the University of Chicago. She lectures frequently at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She is the author of over 100 research articles on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human subjects protections. She serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection (SACHRP), and as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee.

Speaker Series: Lainie Ross, University of Chicago.


November 2, 2012: Deceased Donor Kidney Allocation:
Equity, Efficiency and Unintended Consequences

3:30-5pm EST, UWO

The Chu International Centre, Western Student Services Building (WSS) 2130


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