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

Lectures and Events

The events below include our weekly Montgomery Lectures, other events we host, and relevant events hosted by other groups at Northwestern University and its affiliated clinical partners.

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program, CBMH members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

15

George Freigeh - Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Making the Ethical Physician

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

George Freigeh, MD, MA
Pediatrics House Officer, PGY-2 
Michigan Medicine

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Making the Ethical Physician

It is a foregone conclusion that medical ethics in some form should be part of contemporary medical education. The question remains, however, in how medical ethics should be taught to physicians in training. This talk will explore the history of ethics instruction in medical education as well as highlight some of the literature regarding current trends in medical school and residency training. 

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Apr

22

Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL Patient Safety Grand Rounds

presented by

NMH Quality Patient Safety

Speaker/Topic TBA

Learning Objectives:  Discuss a current issue related to patient safety, and to 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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Apr

22

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media - Margaret Carlyle | Brian Callender

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Margaret Carlyle, PhD
Assistant Professor of History of Science and Technology
University of British Columbia
Canada

Brian Callender, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Core Faculty, Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge
University of Chicago

The Fetus in Utero: From Mystery to Social Media 

This lecture will explore a history of fetal imagery and contextualize that within contemporary debates about reproductive rights and the ubiquity of the fetal ultrasound.

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Apr

27

NMH Ethics presents Virtual Schwartz Rounds - TBA

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Presents
 
VIRTUAL SCHWARTZ ROUNDS

Speakers/topics TBA

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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Apr

29

Flash(y) Bioethics – MA Student Edition! - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Flash(y) Bioethics – MA Student Edition! 

The MA Faculty introduces the Montgomery Lecture Series with a Faculty “Flash(y)” lecture every fall, and this is a variation on that theme.  For this Montgomery Lecture six of our MA students are going to explore a topic they (literally) drew out of a hat in a pithy 5 minutes or less! Come cheer them on as they tackle this challenge, and enjoy a sampling of the diversity of issues engaged by the medical humanities and bioethics.  (Topics to be announced)

Victor Pinto – 2nd year MD

Annika Divakar – 2nd year MD

Thea Bloom – 1st year GC

Maddie Berkvam – 1st year GC

Julia Murphy – 3rd year MD

Charlie Schufreider – 4th year MD

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May

06

Sekile Nzinga - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Sekile Nzinga

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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May

13

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/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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May

20

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/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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May

27

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/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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Jun

03

Keynote Presentation: Ebola and Structural Violence - Health Across Borders: Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities 

Presents



Health Across Borders: 
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
(June 3–July 1, 2021 • Thursdays 12-1pm • Online)

This year the Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities annual conference will be held as a series of one-hour virtual sessions, spread over five weeks. The theme was chosen in 2019 to stimulate conversation around how borders, both geographic and conceptual, can establish inclusion and exclusion, unity and conflict—ideas that have taken on new dimensions and urgency in the past year. Following the keynote, each week will feature a three or four brief presentations on the theme or other current work in the field of bioethics and medical humanities.

Cosponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine and the Program in Global Health Studies

Ebola and Structural Violence

This is the Keynote Presentation of the Health Across Borders: Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series.

Eugene Richardson and Paul Farmer discuss epidemics and global health, drawing from their recent books.

Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Author of Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health (2020)

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Author of Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History (2020) 

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