To submit an event, email us at info.bioethics.com

May
21
Tue
Center for Bioethics, Unpacking Bedside Bioethics: Withdrawing and Withholding: Distinctions and Controversies in End of Life Care @ Zoom
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

About the Series

Unpacking Bedside Bioethics is a quarterly professional development clinical ethics webinar series delivered by the Center for Bioethics. Speakers identify ethical dilemmas in clinical cases, and discuss how to apply bioethical concepts and frameworks to navigate those dilemmas.

Learn More

Upon request, Zoom attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to apply for Continuing Education Units for their respective professions. We are not able to offer CEUs directly to attendees. Please note, you must attend a minimum of 75% of the talk to receive a certificate. Each talk will be recorded & posted with our other event recordings. Certificates of Attendance will not be given for watching the recording – only for those attending the zoom session.

Health professions students are eligible for IPE credit. IPE credit is available only to webinar attendees who are present for 75% or more of the talk, participate in a short IPE breakout session immediately following the talk, and complete a written reflection form following that breakout session.

 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Jaime Konerman-Sease is a Clinical Ethics Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. She is a member of the team at the Center for Bioethics that provides clinical ethics services for the MHealth Fairview System. Her role includes clinical ethics consultation, policy development, and education for all hospitals in the MHealth Fairview system. Additionally, she is a member of the UMMC Ethics Committee.

Dr. Konerman-Sease’s academic work focuses on Disability Bioethics, Medicine and Literature, and Religious Bioethics. By drawing from historical sources, she highlights novel solutions to modern-day health care problems. Her current project draws on the novels of Jane Austen to provide solutions to the marginalization of patients with chronic and incurable illnesses in Medicine. Her future work will continue to focus on the intersection of Medicine, Literature, Theology and Disability.

Dr. Konerman-Sease completed her PhD in Health Care Ethics and Theology at Saint Louis University in 2022. Konerman-Sease was a 2020-2021 Student Intern for Ethics and Theology at CommonSpirit Health where she assisted in clinical ethics consultation, policy development, and scarce resource allocation. She received the 2023 Emerging Scholar Award from the Institute on Theology and Disability for her doctoral work on chronic illness, Jane Austen, and Christian theology.

Dr. Justin Penny’s clinical work is within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Smiley’s). He practices full spectrum family medicine, including hospital medicine, obstetrics, primary care, and LGBTQ+ comprehensive care.
Through his joint appointment in the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, he is part of the Clinical Ethics Consult team providing clinical ethics services for the MHealth Fairview system and serves on the UMMC Ethics Committee.

Dr. Penny’s current academic and research focus is the intersection of LGBTQ+ care and Bioethics, care delivery and medical education concerning transgender and gender nonconforming care, and the needs of an aging LGBTQ+ population.

Dr. Penny has a BS in Biology and a BA in Classics from the University of Kentucky. He completed his DO and MA in Bioethics from Kansas City University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in Family Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine as well as Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He has earned the Healthcare Ethics Consultant Certification (HEC-C) credential through the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

 

The 14 day rule and other research time limits – some puzzles raised: Zoom Seminar with Helen Watt @ Zoom
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Welcome to the Bios Centre Newsletter. We’re pleased to say that Dr Helen Watt, a Senior Research Fellow at Bios, will be speaking to us via Zoom on Tuesday 21 May at 6 pm BST on ‘The 14 day rule and other research time limits – some puzzles raised.’

Dr Watt’s work has often focussed on reproductive ethics, complicity issues and action theory. Her publications include the Routledge monographs Life and Death in Healthcare Ethics: A Short Introduction (2000) and The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing (2016).

We look forward to what should be an interesting discussion of  time limits for embryonic or later human research. See below for a Zoom link for the meeting, and below that for further news/articles of interest.

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Withdrawing and Withholding: Distinctions and Controversies in End of Life Care @ Zoom
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Surveys report that 60% of physicians reported that it was more ethically problematic and psychologically difficult to withdraw life-sustaining interventions than to withhold them (Chung et al). Is there a meaningful ethical difference between withdrawing and withholding care at the end of life? How should clinicians navigate disagreements surrounding life sustaining interventions at the end of life? This talk explores the ethical nuances of withdrawing or withholding life sustaining treatments. Through case studies exploring artificial nutrition and hydration, cardiac implantable devices, and mechanical ventilation, participants will gain an understanding of the ethics of withholding and withdrawal and their applications to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:  After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Understand the ethical similarities of withdrawing and withholding intervention.

2. Explore the ethical differences between withdrawing life sustaining interventions and euthanasia.

3. Analyze common cases for the ethical appropriateness of withdrawing or withholding care.

 

SPEAKER(S)

Dr. Jaime Konerman-Sease is a Clinical Ethics Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. She is a member of the team at the Center for Bioethics that provides clinical ethics services for the MHealth Fairview System. Her role includes clinical ethics consultation, policy development, and education for all hospitals in the MHealth Fairview system. Additionally, she is a member of the UMMC Ethics Committee.

Dr. Konerman-Sease’s academic work focuses on Disability Bioethics, Medicine and Literature, and Religious Bioethics. By drawing from historical sources, she highlights novel solutions to modern-day health care problems. Her current project draws on the novels of Jane Austen to provide solutions to the marginalization of patients with chronic and incurable illnesses in Medicine. Her future work will continue to focus on the intersection of Medicine, Literature, Theology and Disability.

Dr. Konerman-Sease completed her PhD in Health Care Ethics and Theology at Saint Louis University in 2022. Konerman-Sease was a 2020-2021 Student Intern for Ethics and Theology at CommonSpirit Health where she assisted in clinical ethics consultation, policy development, and scarce resource allocation. She received the 2023 Emerging Scholar Award from the Institute on Theology and Disability for her doctoral work on chronic illness, Jane Austen, and Christian theology.

Dr. Justin Penny’s clinical work is within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (Smiley’s). He practices full spectrum family medicine, including hospital medicine, obstetrics, primary care, and LGBTQ+ comprehensive care.
Through his joint appointment in the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, he is part of the Clinical Ethics Consult team providing clinical ethics services for the MHealth Fairview system and serves on the UMMC Ethics Committee.

Dr. Penny’s current academic and research focus is the intersection of LGBTQ+ care and Bioethics, care delivery and medical education concerning transgender and gender nonconforming care, and the needs of an aging LGBTQ+ population.

Dr. Penny has a BS in Biology and a BA in Classics from the University of Kentucky. He completed his DO and MA in Bioethics from Kansas City University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is board certified in Family Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine as well as Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He has earned the Healthcare Ethics Consultant Certification (HEC-C) credential through the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

May
30
Thu
The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy: Conflict Management Workshop @ inperson
May 30 @ 9:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

 

The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is pleased to announce our next in-person conflict management workshop: Thursday-Sunday, May 30-June 2, 2024.

The 4-day workshop will be held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and will run from 9:00-5:00 each day. The Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management has offered over 100 workshops and conflict resolution seminars since the program’s launch in May 2010.

In this Intensive, students will:

  • Learn how to navigate and improve challenging clinical relationships (patient-provider, family-provider, inter-staff conflicts)
  • Learn the techniques of facilitation among a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Learn to effectively manage clinical disputes among and between caregivers, patients and surrogates through mediation
  • Discover to how to define problems and assess underlying interests to generate mutually acceptable options
  • Role-play in variety of clinical situations as both disputants and mediators
  • Practice mediation with professional actors
  • Use video-tapes of simulations to improve mediation techniques and strengthen interpersonal skills
  • Receive constructive feedback in a supportive environment

This workshop is intended for nurses, physicians, clergy, social workers, clinical ethics consultants and members of ethics committees who face clinical ethics conflicts in their role in the healthcare system.

DESCRIPTION:

Professional mediators possess a unique skill set applicable to the facilitation of difficult conversations between individuals in emotionally laden situations. An effective mediation process can generate solutions that address the underlying interests of all disputants and resolve conflicts that appear intractable. This skill set has increasingly been recognized as invaluable to the work of clinical ethics consultants as they navigate conflicts between and among patients, families, surrogates and providers. Moreover, given wide-spread agreement that communication failures lie at the root of many clinical conflicts, mediation values and catalyzes the effective communication of individual concerns, values, perspectives and feelings — all of which are essential to the clinical ethics consultation process. This hands-on Workshop introduces the principal techniques of mediation through the use of simulated role plays with a focus on conflicts caused by communication breakdowns, highly charged value-conflicts, and cultural differences.

Instructor-Student ratio of 1:3. Space is limited. Students can earn Penn course credit or take the intensive as a workshop. Cost of the workshop is $2,500, which includes meals and materials.  Tuition benefits can be applied for students taking it for credit. To apply for the workshop:

hosting.med.upenn.edu/forms/mdprogram/view.php?id=35058

Workshop Instructors:

Edward J. Bergman, JD  |  Founding Faculty & Principal Mediator, Penn Clinical Ethics Mediation Program

 

Autumn Fiester, PhD  |  Director, Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management; Associate Chair for Education

  

Aliza Narva, JD, MSN, HEC-c  |  Director, Clinical Ethics Consult Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

Mary Walton, MBE, MSN, HEC-c   |  Emeritus Director, Clinical Ethics Consult Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

Harvard Ethics Consultation Skills Course: The 3rd Annual Harvard Ethics Consultation Skills Course @ virtual
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics is excited to be offering the third annual Harvard Ethics Consultation Skills Course, a one-of-a-kind immersive course aimed at providing attendees with practical skills in performing ethics consultations.

This program, led by clinical ethics faculty from Harvard-affiliated hospitals, provides practical, hands-on skills training and practice in conducting healthcare ethics consults. Intended for those new to performing ethics consultation and those looking for a refresh and/or build upon their current consultation skills, the course utilizes a flipped-classroom model and provide attendees opportunities to improve their skills in such activities as developing the consult question, communicating with consult stakeholders, leading team meetings, and documentation of ethics consults.

Please contact the course directors with any questions at clinicalethics@hms.harvard.edu. Registration will close May 1, 2024. No further registrations will be possible after that date.

Course Directors and Agenda

Course directors for this year’s course are Jonathan Marron, MD, MPH, HEC-C, Director of Clinical Ethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics; and Leanne Homan, RN, BSN, MBE, HEC-C, Associate Director of Clinical Ethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics.

A tentative agenda for the 2024 Harvard Ethics Consultation Skills Course is available. While the content of the course will differ slightly from what is described here, this provides a general guide regarding what participants can expect from the course.

May
31
Fri
Ethics in Healthcare Conference 2024 @ inperson
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

About the Conference:

With the steady introduction of more treatment options and biotechnologies, an increasing number and range of ethical challenges in health care are emerging. This conference is designed to help professionals meet these challenges through their work as clinicians, members of ethics committees or ethics consult teams, and administrators.

This one-day conference for collaborative dialogue and inter-professional exchange seeks to provide up-to-date information in healthcare ethics relevant to clinical practice; provide approaches to ethical reasoning that clarify ethical problems; facilitate professional discussion of ethical challenges and decision making in healthcare; and encourage professional networking for ongoing dialogue, support, and collaboration.

Sessions will include the following topics:

  • a primer on normative ethics
  • moral resilience in nursing and healthcare
  • screening for alcohol/illicit drugs in adolescent trauma patients
  • ethical issues in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare

 

Agenda Speakers PDF icon Brochure
Purpose Objectives Continuing Education Credit
Location & Parking Hotel Information
Registration (online)

 

The Program in Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host its annual one day conference on May 31, 2024 in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF), Room 1117. With the steady introduction of more treatment options and biotechnologies, an increasing number and range of ethical challenges in health care are emerging.  This conference is designed to help professionals meet these challenges through their work as clinicians, members of ethics committees or ethics consult teams, and administrators.

Participants made the conference a genuine time of engagement, rather than just an opportunity to be informed. We all benefited from the wealth of experience, depth of insight, and range of perspectives they brought to our discussions during our past conferences.

Intended Audience:  Administrators, Attorneys, Chaplains, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Students, Trainees, and Others

Provided by:  The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Program in Bioethics and Humanities.

Conference Director:  Lauris C. Kaldjian, MD, PHD

Conference Coordinator:  Suzanne Gurnett Streitz, BA

Jun
3
Mon
Intensive Bioethics Course (IBC45) @ inperson
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Each summer, a diverse cohort of doctors, nurses, philosophers, hospital chaplains, lawyers, dentists, IRB panelists, researchers, policy makers, and others come together on Georgetown’s historic campus to grapple with some of the most profound moral issues they confront in their work, guided by internationally-renowned bioethics scholars from the KIE and the PCCB and by eminent guest faculty.

The course revolves around plenary lectures on key principles of bioethics, followed by small group discussions led by an expert facilitator. This year’s IBC format will include a mix of succinct content lectures and small group facilitated discussions, all led by our esteemed faculty.

Find out for yourself why repeat participants and new attendees alike laud the IBC as “a life-changing experience,” “the best conference I have ever attended,” and “the ‘Academy Awards’ of bioethics.”

Early Bird Registration ends on April 1, 2024.

Prices range from $825.00 to $975.00 (price depends on options selected)

CREDIT DESIGNATION

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 15.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. Nurses: This activity is approved for 15.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians: MedStar Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Join us at Georgetown University’s historic Main Campus for three days of stimulating conversation on bioethics with distinguished course faculty and with other participants from around the world.
Course Schedule

Faculty from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics will provide expert leadership.

Our facilitated, interdisciplinary small groups will allow you to explore bioethical issues and forge relationships with colleagues from other institutions. You will also be able to immerse yourself in the resources of the KIE’s Bioethics Research Library.

Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for healthcare teams, and learners will receive 15.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 15.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians: MedStar Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Navigating Ambiguities in Professionalism: Teaching, Assessment, Remediation, and Clinical Care @ Hybrid
Jun 3 @ 12:59 pm – Jun 5 @ 1:59 pm

 

Hear three inspiring keynotes at the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care International Hybrid Conference June 3 to 5 at Drexel University College of Medicine (Queen Lane Campus) and via Zoom  – Navigating Ambiguities in Professionalism: Teaching, Assessment, Remediation, and Clinical Care.

Adina L. Kalet, MD, the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair and director of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will discuss Ambiguity in the Remediation of Health Professionals.

Our other keynotes include Tolerance for Ambiguity in Professionalism and Navigating Ambiguity in Professionalism Assessment.

Conference Schedule – Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (academy-professionalism.org)

We have 24 oral presentations, 7 panels, 12 posters, 6 problem-solving sessions, 6 roundtables, and 9 workshops. For more information and registration: bit.ly/APHC2024HybridConference

Our 3 symposia include:

1.  The Past, Present, and Future of the Professionalism Standards

2.  Educating for Ambiguity in Professionalism: The Organizational Role

3.  Navigating Ambiguity in the Regulation of Professionalism: Global Perspectives on Misconduct by Health Care Providers

Early bird registration ends on April 15. You can save on the registration and access all APHC Roundtables, plus enjoy many other benefits by becoming a member. More information at: bit.ly/APHCMembership

Book your discounted hotel rooms at: bit.ly/APHC2024HybridConference

 

Jun
5
Wed
11th IACB June 2024 Colloquium at Georgetown University: What Has Love Got to Do with Bioethical Reflection?: Method, Ethics, and Ethos @ Webinar/ in-person
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm

 

11th IACB June 2024 Colloquium at Georgetown University June 5-8, 2024
A collaboration between the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists (IACB) and the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Ethics, Georgetown University

What Has Love Got to Do with Bioethical Reflection?: Method, Ethics, and Ethos

Description
Since 2003, the International Association of Catholic Bioethics (IACB) has been addressing emerging issues in health care in statements worked out through discussions during the colloquia it organizes biennially. For its 11th colloquium, the IACB will discuss doing bioethical reflection itself. We will focus on these questions: How does love (agape or caritas) which animates the Christian ethos in health care shape bioethical reflection and healthcare decision making? What are some practical implications for clinical and public health ethics, and for discussions in a pluralistic society regarding bioethics?

Webinar Series
The IACB will host a series of 1.5-hour webinars to engage thinkers linked to Christian
intellectual traditions in bioethics on some of the above questions. Presenters will be
encouraged to illustrate their ideas with concrete healthcare experiences. Each webinar will have one or two presenters and a respondent. Questions and discussion will comprise most of the time in the webinars.

Recordings and short summaries of each webinar will be made available, so that those who
miss one or more of the webinars may keep abreast of connections and advances in thinking as the series unfolds.

Schedule (titles may change): 3-4.30 p.m. [North American EST]

Feb. 3, 2024 Agape and clinical care [Dan Sulmasy, with Anne Dalle Ave responding] What is agape? How can agape be manifested and experienced in clinical care? In clinical ethics?

Mar. 2, 2024 Agape and moral insight [Xavier Symons and Ann Sirek, with Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor responding] Can agape be a source of moral insights in health care by enhancing perception and attention to the suffering of persons? Can agape, expressed through hospitality, foster openness to others and their moral perspectives and insights?

April 6, 2024 Principles and virtues [Tyler Tate and Joseph Clair, with Marta Dias Barcelos responding] How did bioethics come to focus more on applying abstract
principles than on forming character? Can a reorientation in bioethics that emphasizes agape integrate principles and virtues?

April 20, 2024 Agape and justice in public health and global health ethics [Joseph Mfutso-
Bengo, with Alex Martins responding] Is agape relevant to moral insights in public health and global health ethics? Can Christians recognize in other traditions of moral reasoning (e.g., the African notion of ‘ubuntu’) similar positions on the key role of agape in bioethics?

May 11, 2024 Agape and decision making [Bill Sullivan, with Fr. Columba Thomas, OP responding]How, practically, does agape enhance the decision-making and implementing
processes of clinical and public health care?

International Colloquium at Georgetown University, June 5-8, 2024
The fruits of the webinar series will be gathered and synthesized in a Background Paper,
coauthored by members of the IACB Academic Committee, that will identify key issues and questions for further discussion at this colloquium.

The aim of this colloquium will be to work on a statement that offers practical
recommendations to healthcare workers, bioethicists, and policy makers for re-centering clinical and public health ethical reflections on agape.

The colloquium will be transdisciplinary. Different from typical academic conferences, this
colloquium emphasizes free discussions in small groups, ample time for personal reflection and communal prayer, developing collaborations and friendships, and leisure.

Jun
10
Mon
The 6th ELSI Congress – ELSIcon2024 @ Columbia University
Jun 10 @ 1:07 pm – Jun 12 @ 2:07 pm

ELSIcon2024: The 6th ELSI Congress will take place at Columbia University in New York City from June 10-12, 2024.

The 6th ELSI Congress welcomes all with an interest in the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research. Researchers, scholars, practitioners, trainees, policymakers, journalists, and the general public are invited to share and explore the latest ELSI research at ELSIcon2024.

Social, political, and economic developments around the world, along with the rapid technological transformation of genomic science, continue to raise obstacles to the ethical conduct and equitably beneficial implementation of genomic discovery. ELSIcon2024 will focus on innovative, integrative research and scholarship on the potential benefits of genomics research while embracing a wide range of ELSI topics from across the broadening genomic landscape.

Jun
18
Tue
Retractions: On the Rise, But Not Enough @ Online
Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Retractions of scientific papers have been increasing, but why, and what should we do about it?  Join us for a conversation with Ivan Oransky, MD, who co-founded Retraction Watch, the nonprofit journalism organization that reports on issues related to scientific integrity and catalogs retractions.

Ivan Oransky, MD, Editor in Chief, The Transmitter; Distinguished Journalist in Residence, New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; Co-Founder, Retraction Watch

Moderated by:

Robert Klitzman, MD, Program Director, Bioethics; Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Retractions: On the Rise, But Not Enough @ Online
Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

 

Retractions of scientific papers, due to fraud, fabrication or scientific misconduct, have been increasing, seriously undermining science and threatening public trust. But why, and what should we do about it? Join us for a conversation with Ivan Oransky, MD, who co-founded Retraction Watch, the nonprofit journalism organization that reports on issues related to scientific integrity and catalogs retractions.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire@sps.columbia.edu. For more information, please contact Athina Fontenot at af3018@columbia.edu

Speakers:

Ivan Oransky, MD, Editor in Chief, The Transmitter; Distinguished Journalist in Residence, New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; Co-Founder, Retraction Watch

Ivan Oransky, MD, is co-founder of Retraction Watch, editor in chief of The Transmitter, and distinguished journalist in residence at New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. Ivan previously was vice president of editorial at Medscape, global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. He has also served as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee). In 2019, the judges for the John Maddox Prize, which promotes those who stand up for science in the face of hostility, gave him a commendation for his work at Retraction Watch.

Robert Klitzman, M.D.,Program Director, Bioethics; Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Robert Klitzman, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and directed the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center for 10 years.

He has published over 180 scientific journal articles, nine books, and numerous chapters on critical issues in bioethics including genetics, neuroethics, HIV prevention, research ethics, and doctor-patient relationships.

Klitzman has received numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a member of the Empire State Stem Cell Commission and served on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Research Ethics Advisory Panel. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and CNN.

Klitzman was selected to serve as the Faculty Speaker for the SPS Graduation, afternoon ceremony, for the Class of 2022 on May 13, 2022.

Jun
27
Thu
CBHD 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “The Future of Health: Faith, Ethics, and our MedTech World” @ inperson/online/on-demand
Jun 27 @ 2:13 pm – Jun 29 @ 3:13 pm

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity has long worked to address the intersection of medicine, science, and technology from a Judeo-Christian, Hippocratic point of view. An important aspect of that work is speaking to current and coming trends and trajectories in these fields while also holding forth our core commitments regarding human life, human dignity, and human flourishing.

Given the increasingly rapid pace of technological change in our world today, particularly with the rise of various artificial intelligence systems, the time is right to examine such developments while we also reground ourselves in important convictions.

To that end, our 31st conference, The Future of Health: Faith, Ethics, and Our MedTech World, will host the following plenary addresses:

– Theological Anthropology: Matthew Lee Anderson, DPhil
– Generative Artificial Intelligence and Bioethics: Jason Thacker, PhD (cand.)
– Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education and Clinical Practice: Kristin Collier, MD
– Theology of Medicine: Farr Curlin, MD
– Idolatry of Technology: Anna Vollema, PhD (cand.) & Mihretu Guta, PhD
– Reframing & Sending: Michael Sleasman, PhD

In addition, Keith Plummer, PhD, will open the conference on Thursday, June 27, delivering the second annual Virtue Ethics Lecture in which his focus will be on living virtuously in our technological world.

Workshops and paper sessions will explore additional issues from among the wide spectrum of traditional and emerging bioethical topics.

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s annual conference is the leading venue for Christian bioethical engagement, providing opportunities for equipping and education, professional development and academic engagement, as well as networking for professionals, researchers, policymakers, educators, and students across a variety of disciplines and professional contexts.

This conference will be available in person, online, or on-demand. There is no wrong way to attend!

Jul
9
Tue
2024 Oxford Global Health & Bioethics International Conference @ inperson/online
Jul 9 @ 1:24 pm – Jul 10 @ 2:24 pm

 

The Oxford Global Health & Bioethics International Conference brings together the global health bioethics community, and provides a platform for sharing research, exchanging ideas and building collaborations.

The 2024 conference will take place across two days at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, with selected sessions available online.

The conference is organised by the Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative (GLIDE), in association with the Global Health Bioethics NetworkEpidemic Ethics and the University of Oxford Pandemic Sciences Institute. It is sponsored in part by Wellcome.

If you have any questions relating to the conference, please email us at: conference@ethox.ox.ac.uk

Jul
11
Thu
Why They Blow the Whistle: Exposing Abuses to Subjects of Medical Research @ Online
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

 

This talk will examine how in popular culture, whistleblowers are conscience-driven heroes who triumph against the odds. Yet when research abuses occur, medical institutions deny wrongdoing even when it is glaringly obvious, and rarely do mistreated research subjects or their families get any real justice. Whistleblowing is the exception, not the rule. In many scandals, doctors and other staff members remain silent for years while unwitting research subjects are abused. If abuses do come to light, the researchers are usually protected by the medical establishment while the whistleblowers are punished.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire@sps.columbia.edu. For more information, please contact Athina Fontenot at af3018@columbia.edu

Speakers:

Carl Elliot, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Minesota

Carl Elliott grew up in Clover, South Carolina, where his father was a family doctor and his mother was a librarian. He attended Davidson College, the Medical University of South Carolina and Glasgow University in Scotland, training first in medicine and then in philosophy. After postdoctoral positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Otago in New Zealand and the University of Natal Medical School in South Africa, he joined the faculty at McGill University in Montreal. Elliott moved to the University of Minnesota in 1997 to join the Center for Bioethics. He is currently a professor in the Department of Philosophy.

Elliott is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award, the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress, a resident fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, and a Weatherhead Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Mother Jones and The American Scholar. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Sydney, and the University of Otago, where he is an affiliate of the Bioethics Centre. He and his wife, Ina, have three children and live in Minneapolis.

Robert Klitzman, M.D., Program Director, Bioethics; Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Robert Klitzman, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and directed the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center for 10 years.

He has published over 180 scientific journal articles, nine books, and numerous chapters on critical issues in bioethics including genetics, neuroethics, HIV prevention, research ethics, and doctor-patient relationships.

Klitzman has received numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a member of the Empire State Stem Cell Commission and served on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Research Ethics Advisory Panel. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and CNN.

Klitzman was selected to serve as the Faculty Speaker for the SPS Graduation, afternoon ceremony, for the Class of 2022 on May 13, 2022.