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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.

Jan

21

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Panelists:

Jane E. Dematte, MD MBA
Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Olga Frankfurt, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Hematology Oncology Division

Jessica Palis, MSN, APN
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care

Terra Solove, LCSW
Social Worker, Palliative Care

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

Registration will take place on-site using texting mobile technology NOT through MyLearning.

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

Learning Objectives for This Program:
1. Examine social and emotional aspects of patient care delivery.
2. Discuss the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on patient care delivery.

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



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Jan

23

Brain-Computer Interfaces and Prosthetic Agents - Tom Buller

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Tom Buller
Professor of Philosophy
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Brain-Computer Interfaces and Prosthetic Agents

BCIs have been described as devices that “translate thought into action.”  This description seems appropriate since BCIs decode neural signals to extract voluntary motor commands that reflect the person’s movement intentions, and then use the processed signal to control an external device or limb.  In broad terms, we can say that a person has performed an action if bodily movement is caused by the person’s beliefs and desires and is under the person’s control.  An important question to ask is whether BCI-mediated behavior meets these conditions.  

 

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Jan

30

Patient Safety Grand Rounds - Speaker and topic to be announced

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Patient Safety Grand Rounds

presented by

NMH Quality Patient Safety

Speaker and topic to be announced

Learning Objectives:
Discuss a current issue related to patient safety, and propose strategies to improve patient safety.

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

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Jan

30

Riva Lehrer - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Riva Lehrer

Topic to be announced


The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Feb

06

Louise King - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Louise King

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Feb

13

Laura Hirschfield - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Laura Hirschfield

Topic to be announced


The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Feb

20

Nancy Berlinger - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Feb

27

MA Student Flash(y) - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Student Flash(y)

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Mar

05

Joel Frader - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Joel Frader

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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Mar

12

Lisa Olstein - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Lisa Olstein

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--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.

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