Dead by Brain Criteria

Milwaukee, WI US
June 2, 2015

Please join us and our keynote speaker, Thaddeaus Mason Pope, JD, PhD for an in depth discussion of the impact of three recent dead by brain criteria cases; Ms. Jahai McMath of California, Mrs. Munoz of Texas and Mrs. Benson of Canada.  We will start with a review of the dead by brain criteria exam and follow with a review and update of these three cases.  Our keynote speaker will address "Your loved one is dead, but we would like the viable organs, please".  In the afternoon we will examine the implications of these cases and end with a panel discussion.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

A $25 cancellation fee applies when requested on or before June 1, 2015. No refunds will be given on or after June 2, 2015.

Please note: a $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, risk managers, attorneys, other health care professionals and students.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the facts of the Jahi McMath case.
  2. Compare and contrast Mrs. Munoz and Mrs. Benson.
  3. Discuss the impact of these cases on autonomy during pregnancy.
Additional information


Diane Kramer
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-8498
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/02/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2015 - 3:00pm CDT
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Alumni Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Thaddeus Mason Pope - Keynote speaker

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD - Program Faculty
Kellie Lang, JD, RN - Program Faculty
Wendy Peltier, MD - Program Faculty
Ryan Spellecy, PhD - Program Faculty

All persons in control of content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of:

Cynthiane Morgenweck, MD, MA - Program Faculty, owns stock in Qualigen, Neo Clone, International Stem Cell and In Range.  
In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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