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Date(s) - 08/23/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Viscount Suites Hotel


For thousands of years death has been determined by lack of a pulse (heart beat) and breathing. That has been complicated by events in the recent past. What are the events that caused this complication, and what are the new guidelines for determining death?

Dr. Denny Bastron was educated at Wentworth Military Academy (High School and Junior College), University of Iowa (BA and MD). After an internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, he received his anesthesia training at Iowa, and Harvard Medical School. After a tour of duty as a USAF Medical Officer at Scott AFB, he returned to Iowa as a professor. He has been a professor at Texas A&M where he also was the Head of the Medical Humanities Department. He has been professor of anesthesia at the University of Arizona since December of 2002. His interest in death and dying comes from many years as a member of trauma teams, director of a surgical ICU, a hospice physician, a member of national and hospital ethics committees, and teaching classes in medical ethics. Publications include 1 book, 13 chapters, and 90 publications. His life-long research interest has been to discover new and innovative ways to prolong his adolescence.