Colloque – Justice in organ donation : which choices, whose duties ?

Colloque – Justice in organ donation : which choices, whose duties ?

 

29-30 September, University Paris Descartes, 45 rue des Saints Pères

Convenors

Speranta DUMITRU, University of Paris Descartes (Paris 5) and CERSES (UMR 8137)

Alain LEPLEGE, University Paris Diderot (Paris 7) SPHERE (UMR 7219, équipe REHSEIS) and CENTRE GEORGES CANGUILHEM (Paris 7) Conference sponsored by Agence de la biomédecine and organised in cooperation with Séminaire ANALYSES NORMATIVES CONTEMPORAINES (ANCo) du PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité.

Jeudi 29 septembre 2011

SESSION 1 CHAIR: Simone BATEMAN (CERSES, CNRS)

14:00 – 14:15 Alain LEPLEGE (Paris Diderot) : Introduction

14:15 – 15:45 Simone ROMAGNOLI (Bâle) :

La circulation des organes: entre principes de justice et liens sociaux

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45 Nir EYAL (Harvard)

Payment for Kidneys: The Most Fundamental Concern?

16:45 – 17:30 Erik MALMQVIST (Paris Descartes):

Paternalism in its worst form? On the justification for banning kidney sales

Vendredi 30 septembre 2011

SESSION 2 CHAIR: Emmanuel Picavet ( Besançon )

10:00 – 10:45 Valerie GATEAU (CERSES, CNRS)

Consent and Justice in Organ Salvaging

10:45 – 11:00 coffee break

11:00 – 11:45 Marc GRASSIN (Paris)

Le refus des familles est-il une chance pour la pratique du prélèvement ?

11:45 – 12:30 Caroline GUIBET-LAFAYE (CMH, Paris)

Pour une disponibilité sociale consentie des organes post-mortem

SESSION 3 CHAIR: Anne Fagot Largeault

14:00 – 14:45 Philippe STEINER (Paris Sorbonne)

Comment un « fait social total » peut-il être qualifié de juste

14:45 – 15:00 coffee break

14:45 – 15:30 Speranta DUMITRU (Paris Descartes)

The last word. Can consent on posthumous donation be delegated?

15:30 – 16:30 Jürgen DE WISPELAERE (Barcelona)

Consent and Control in Posthumous Organ Donation

16:30 – 17:00 General discussion / conclusion

Rationale:

The idea that access to health care is a requirement of justice motivated many countries to build successful health insurance schemes. However, these schemes are unable to save thousands of people who die every year while waiting for transplantation. Neither opt-in, nor opt-out policies in themselves provide enough organs for transplantation and most of the countries allow families to interfere with what it ultimately is a healthcare decision.

This conference aims to explore alternative ways to tackle the organ shortage. How can the actual policies be improved? What do we owe to each other, as a matter of justice, in organ donation? Who should be entitled to decide to give and on which grounds? What (if any) are the limits to expand the donors’ pool? The conference aims to assess actual and potential responses to organ shortage through different conceptions of justice in the allocation of healthcare resources.