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.

Mar

26

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - Caught in the Middle....

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Caught in the Middle:  The Impact of Family Dynamics on Patient Care

Panelists:
Jennifer Denk, MD
Anesthesia Critical Care Fellow

Ted Ikari, BSN
Nurse, CTICU

Kathleen North-Wilhelm, MD, MDiv
Chaplain Resident

Susan Ryan, RN, MSN, APN-CNS
Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiac Surgery

Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC
Medical Ethics, Program Manager
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.

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

02

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - New Faces, Novel Approaches: Advance Care Planning

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

with

Speakers:
Paul J Hutchison, MD, MA, HEC-C
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioethics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

Aoife C Lee, DMin, BCC
Director, Spiritual Care & Mission
Co-chair Ethics Committee
Coleman Palliative Care Fellow
Rush Oak Park Hospital

Annette Meares, MSN, RN
Lead Facilitator, Advance Care Planning Clinic
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Speaker & Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC

Clinical Ethicist and Program Manager, Medical Ethics
Research Chaplain, Spiritual Care & Education
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

New Faces, Novel Approaches: Advance Care Planning

Learning Objectives for this Medical Ethics activity are:

1. Describe a current issue in healthcare that impacts ethical decision making.
2. Devise a tactic healthcare providers can use to promote ethical decision making in clinical practice.

Medical Ethics Committee is pleased to announce this year's programs to engage you, challenge you and invite you to share your insights into patient care. The purpose of this session is to promote ethical decision-makig in health care.

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

11

Taking Bioethics Personally: Organic Bioethics [lecture 1 of 2] - Tod Chambers

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

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

Taking Bioethics Personally: Organic Bioethics

The first lecture will explore the way that bioethicists have begun to draw upon their life experiences to understand and evaluate moral problems. The second lecture looks at the value of ad hominem arguments for bioethics, that is, judging the validity of a bioethicist’s argument in relation to their personal lives.

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Apr

18

Taking Bioethics Personally: Taking Bioethics Really Personally [lecture 2 of 2] - Tod Chambers

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

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

Taking Bioethics Personally: Taking Bioethics Really Personally

The first lecture will explore the way that bioethicists have begun to draw upon their life experiences to understand and evaluate moral problems. The second lecture looks at the value of ad hominem arguments for bioethics, that is, judging the validity of a bioethicist’s argument in relation to their personal lives.

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Apr

25

Christopher Lane - 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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May

02

Thomas Cunningham - 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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May

03

Medicine and Media: The Third Annual Conference of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Chicago - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

We are thrilled to announce that this spring we will again host a conference dedicated to sharing research and scholarship in bioethics and medical humanities at Northwestern. This year's theme was chosen to promote a rich, multi-faceted discussion at the intersection of medicine and media. The conference will feature poster and panel presentations that highlight the academic diversity of our field and of the Northwestern community.

A call for proposals is currently open, with a submission deadline of Monday, February 11, 2019.

Programming details will be available in February/March 2019.

Registration will be free and will open in February/March 2019.

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May

06

Science in Human Culture/Klopsteg Lecture Series presents Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz - Figures of the Future: Race, Demographic...

Evanston - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Science in Human Culture/Klopsteg Lecture Series

presents

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies

Figures of the Future:
Race, Demographic Knowledge and the Politics of Time

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

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May

09

Annalese Duprey - 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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May

16

Greg Brisson - 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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