Harvard University professor Glenn Cohen is a leading expert in bioethics and health law.


President’s Dream Colloquium: Medical Outlaws or Medical Refugees?

November 25, 2015

Abortion, female genital cutting, assisted suicide and purchased organs—these are all illegal medical services that patients are increasingly seeking in foreign countries.

Medical tourism is a growing multi-billion-dollar industry involving hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

On Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Harvard University professor Glenn Cohen, one of the world’s leading experts in bioethics and health law, will deliver a free public lecture, “Medical Outlaws or Medical Refugees?” at the Asia Pacific Hall, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

The lecture, presented through the SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on travelling for health, will address the ethical and legal issues related to patients travelling to foreign countries to receive medical treatments that are either illegal in their home countries, or illegal in their own and the destination country.

The lecture is free, but seating is limited. A dessert reception will follow. Please reserve online.