Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Events

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities sponsors many lectures and events during the academic year. Please see the calendar below for a listing of our upcoming events—as well as relevant events presented by other groups at Northwestern University and its affiliated clinical partners.

Oct

23

Ethical Issues in Community Engaged Research Workshop

Off-Campus - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Featuring three panels:
- Community Engaged Research and Identity as an Insider, Outsider, and Everything In-Between
- Tensions Between Academic Life and Community Engagement
- Negotiating Ideological Differences Between Researchers and Community Partners

Hosted by the UIC Center for Clinical & Translational Science and co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities, UIC Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy, & Loyola Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healhcare Leadership

More details to follow.

RSVP: https://is.gd/RegisterEthicsWorkshop

Event is free. Breakfast & lunch will be served.

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Oct

23

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - When Joy Turns to Sorrow: Unexpected Maternal Death

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

When Joy Turns to Sorrow:
Unexpected Maternal Death


Panelists:
Julie Berggren, MA
Chaplain

Keely Buffo, BSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Coordinator, Neuro Spine ICU

Dana Holiona, LSW
Neuro Spine, ICU, Social Worker

Kelli Snider, RN
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC
Program Manager, NMH Medical Ethics
Research Chaplain, Spiritual Care & Education

Schwartz Center Rounds is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Oct

25

Going Under and Coming Round: Anesthesia and Illegibility - Catherine Belling

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education

Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program

Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Going Under and Coming Round: Anesthesia and Illegibility

General anesthesia deliberately--and for very good reason--renders the patient unconscious so as to minimize the suffering caused by being sensate, awake, and alert during invasive medical procedures. The patient is also unable to generate communication--is rendered illegible. What does this mean in the context of the value we place on narrating illness experience, and on the role of memory and narration in cases of trauma? And what happens if a patient is not in fact entirely unconscious during the procedure?

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Oct

25

TBA - NMH Quality/Patient Safety presents Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Quality/Patient Safety

presents

Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Speaker and topic will be posted here when information becomes available.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• Propose strategies to improve patient safety

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Nov

01

Contextualizing the Handmaid’s Tale Historically, Legally, and within Dystopia Fiction - Rodriguez/Watson/Belling

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Sarah Rodriguez, PhD
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Lecturer, Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lecturer, Global Health Studies
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University

Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Katie Watson, JD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Education and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Contextualizing The Handmaid’s Tale Historically, Legally, and within Dystopia Fiction

Whether you have read the book or watch the series on Hulu, we invite you to follow up on Margaret Atwood’s campus visit by coming to a panel discussion with three professors from Feinberg's Medical Humanities and Bioethics MA faculty as they contextualize The Handmaid’s Tale historically (Sarah Rodriguez), within current and proposed laws regarding women and reproduction (Katie Watson), and consider its place within dystopia fiction (Catherine Belling).

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Nov

08

Andrew Lakoff - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program co-sponsored with IPHAM

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

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Nov

15

Kathy Johnson Neely - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

 Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

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Nov

29

Shelly Benjaminy - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

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Dec

06

Sharrona Pearl - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

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Jan

10

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents A Montgomery Lecture: TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Speaker and topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Speaker and topic information TBA. Watch this space.

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