Laurence J. OConnell is President and CEO of The Park Ridge
Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics in Chicago. He serves
concurrently as the Chief Ethics Officer of Advocate Health Care, one of the
largest health care delivery systems in the Chicago area and the country. He
serves or has served on the boards and committees of various health care and
ethics organizations in the U.S. and Europe, including the American Council on
Pharmaceutical Education; the Institute of Medicine-Chicago; the National
Alzheimers Association; the International Association of Law, Ethics and
Science in Milazzo, Italy.
OConnell is also an international advisor to the Commission of the European
Community, the Council of Europe, the ministry of health in Rome, and the
scientific committee of San Raffaele School of Medical Humanities in Milan.
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