YU student-run conference highlights medical/Jewish perspectives on pediatric physical and mental health
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YU student-run conference highlights medical/Jewish perspectives on pediatric physical and mental health

Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society will host the Ninth Annual Fuld Family conference, “Protecting Their Future: Medical and Jewish Perspectives on Pediatric Mental and Physical Health,” on Sunday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference is at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th St., Manhattan.

Through interactive panel discussions, the conference will explore the halachic implications of preventative medicine, childhood vaccinations, and the treatment of pediatric ADHD, adolescent suicide and depression, and teen alcoholism.

The conference’s panelists include Dr. David Pelcovitz, Ph.D, who holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus chair in psychology and Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education; Dr. Glenn S. Hirsch, medical director at the NYU Child Study Center; Dr. Yoni Schwab, Ph.D, assistant head of school at the Shefa School; Dr. Susan K Schulman, pediatrician at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Barry Holzer, director of the Center for Attention Deficit Disorders.

MES, a student-run organization under the guidance of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, was founded in 2005 to promote education and awareness of medical ethics on campus.

The conference is open to the public but pre-registration is required. For information or to register, go to www.yumedicalethics.com.

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