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May 25: The Dark Side of Organ Harvesting

“Emotional appeals about organ donation ignore what is really going on behind the operating room doors,” warns Heidi Klessig, MD in a recent article published by American Thinker. She continues: “The public is being misled while doctors, lawyers, and ethicists continue to debate whether people should be told the truth.” 


AAPS is pleased to invite you to a crucial webinar exploring what physicians and patients need to know about the dark side of organ harvesting, led by Dr. Klessig, author of Harvesting Organs and Cherishing Life. Attendees are eligible to earn up to 1.5 hours of CME credit.*

Topic: Ethics of Organ Harvesting and Transplantation

Presenter: Heidi Klessig, MD

Date/Time: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Location: Online via Zoom

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HSOSCaO9TcS_IQ9Ob2rcog

Topics include: changes to definitions of death and their relevance to trends in organ harvesting; implications for patients, families, and medical professionals; and actions and policies that can be pursued adopt to counter unethical organ harvesting practices.

About the Presenter: Dr. Heidi Klessig attended medical school at UW-Madison, where she also completed a residency program in anesthesiology. She received the American Board of Anesthesiology’s certificate of added qualification in pain management. She was a founding partner of the Pain Clinic of Northwestern Wisconsin and was an instructor for the International Spinal Injection Society. After her husband was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor, she retired in 2007. She has coauthored a book, Harvesting Organs and Cherishing Life, and maintains the website respectforhumanlife.com which highlights the ethical questions surrounding transplant practices.

(Dr. Klessig was interviewed recently by AAPS Past President Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD on the America Out Loud Pulse podcast. The interview and a synopsis of their discussion can be found by clicking here.)

* CME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) through the joint providership of MNI Great Lakes ECHO, LLC (MGLE) and AAPS. MGLE is accredited by MSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MGLE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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