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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 8:29 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bioethics conference in Waikiki takes on healthcare

Advertiser Staff

The 2008 International Bioethics Conference, with the topic "America's Broken Healthcare System," is Feb. 21-22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The conference, sponsored by Hawaii Medical Center (formerly St. Francis Medical

Center), will feature lectures on "Expensive Care as a Cultural Equivalent of Respect: Medical Ceremonies," "Wasting Billions of Dollars on Defensive Medicine" and "Aesthetic Spa Medicine: Healthcare or Gimmickry."

Registration fees range from $150 (students and residents, one day) to $575 (nonresidents, two days).

Information: 547-6050 or www.stfrancishawaii.org.