The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will host its 6th annual Bioethics Symposium on Thursday, April 10. Titled “Sex, Drugs and Sports: ethical controversies in athletics,” the symposium will cover three primary topics: the use of performance enhancing drugs, the exploitation of college athletes, and gender verification of elite female athletes.
Three members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty will speak at the symposium:
- Dr. Norman Fost, professor of pediatrics and bioethics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and critic of the ban on PEDs. He has appeared on ESPN and HBO, and was in the 2008 documentary “Bigger, Faster, Stronger.”
- Dr. David Allen, professor of pediatrics and division chief of endocrinology and diabetes at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He will argue that hormones present in the body should determine an athlete’s gender category.
- Dr. Greg Landry, professor of pediatrics and orthopedics, UW Athletics Teams head medical team physician, and volunteer physician for the 1992 U.S. Winter Olympians. He will offer remarks on ethical issues that arise in sports medicine.