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

18

A Review From Past to Present of Arguments Supporting Using Children as Solid-Organ Donors - Mark Sheldon

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Mark Sheldon, PhD
Assistant Dean
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Department of Philosophy
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University

Faculty in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ethics Consult Service
Department of Religion, Health and Human Values
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

A Review From Past to Present of Arguments Supporting Using Children as
Solid-Organ Donors

From the 1950’s arguments have been put forward in defense of the claim that it is ethical to make use of children as organ donors. This talk will review these arguments and ones more recently put forward, as well.  This talk will argue that such attempts continue to be problematic.

 

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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

TBA - NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

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

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

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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Oct

25

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

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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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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