Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Addresses Brain Injury Association Congress in Lisbon and Accepts Award on Behalf of Dr. Fred Plum
Dr. Joseph Fins, Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Medicine in Psychiatry, delivered a plenary address at the Seventh World Congress of Brain Injury of the International Brain Injury Association, in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 11. His address, entitled "From PVS to MCS: Fred Plum's Legacy to Neuroethics," paid tribute to Dr. Plum's work in neurology and his contributions to medical ethics. Dr. Plum, who was the longtime chairman of neurology at Weill Cornell and the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor, and currently University Professor Emeritus, was awarded, in absentia, the inaugural Jennett & Plum Award of the International Brain Injury Association. The award honoring Dr. Plum and the late Bryan Jennett, Scottish neurosurgeon and co-originator of the persistent vegetative state with Dr. Plum, was accepted by Dr. Fins on Dr. Plum's behalf in Lisbon on April 12.
Dr. Fins also presented a lecture at the Faculty of Medicine at The Complutense University in Madrid on April 9th. The lecture, delivered in Spanish, was entitled “Neuroethics & Disorders of Consciousness: From Almodovar to Neuroscience.”
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