Aspen Center for Social Values to host Medical Ethics Conference

Staff report

The Aspen Center for Social Values will host the Medical Ethics Conference on Monday and Tuesday at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen. The event is free and includes the following schedule:

Monday — When Three Make a Baby: The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies

A morning discussion from 10 to noon will include speakers Dr. Owen Davis, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Dr. Nanette Santoro, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine; Dr. Alan Altman, an expert on women’s sexual health, menopause and hormonal therapy; and Ira Bedzow, director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College and senior scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values.

Additionally, Lunch with the Scholars will include Dr. Steven H. Lewis, clinical professor of pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine .

Tuesday — Bedroom Politics: How many players are there?

• 10 a.m. — Kelly James Clark, A Christian Perspective

• 10:45 a.m. — Ira Bedzow, A Jewish Perspective

• 11:30 a.m. — Conversation with the Scholars

• Noon — Lunch with the Scholars

To register or view the conference brochure, contact For more information, visit