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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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Jun

15

Northwestern Medicine - Inaugural Equity Grand Rounds (virtual) - The Academic Health System's Role....

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Medicine's Inaugural

Equity Grand Rounds (virtual)

Presents

The Academic Health System's Role in
Creating a Pathway to Equity

Panelists:
Lisa Azu-Popow
Director, Community Health Services
 
Posh Charles
Senior Vice President, Community Affairs NMHC
 
Carol Lind, JD
Senior Vice President, Administration NMHC
 
Cindy Barnard PhD, MBA, MSJS
Vice President, Quality NMHC
 
Moderator:
Muriel Jean-Jacques MD
Chair, NM Quality Equity Committee
Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
Department of Medicine
 
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Learning Objectives:
1.  Describe evidence of inequity in healthcare, associated with race, ethnicity,
and other characteristics
2.  Identify two or more effective strategies to measurably reduce inequity, such as disparities in healthcare processes, outcomes
 
Equity Grand Rounds at Northwestern Medicine
This is a quarterly Grand Rounds focusing on the many issues related to equity in healthcare.  It will focus on disparities and equity in clinical care and patient access and service; diversity and inclusion in the workforce; health system/community interactions and relationships; and public policy changes and implications.
 
Northwestern Medicine Equity Grand Rounds brings together current literature and public policy with health system progress to engage our health system members in continuous learning and improvement.
 
There is widespread evidence of disparities and lack of equity in the US healthcare system. This series will educate our NM community about these problems and bring evidence from within the health system and external to it about interventions which can help us to make progress. Learners will develop new strategies for recognizing disparities in healthcare quality, diversity/inclusion and community support; selecting and implementing personal and/or organizational strategies to mitigate these disparities; and evaluating the results of these interventions.
 
A hallmark of the program is interdisciplinary dialogue. Panelists from diverse disciplines participate in the Rounds, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals and administrative leaders. After listening to a panel’s brief presentation on an identified topic, the audience are invited to share their questions and broader related issues. As always, our programs will leave ample time for questions, discussions and sharing your experiences and insights with your colleagues.

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

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Jun

17

Panel #2 - 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 8, 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

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
Panel 2#
 

Elizabeth Bleed, MD, MA
Coloring Outside the Lines:
A Counter-narrative to the Hidden Curriculum

Kathryn West, MA, LSW + Brian Callender, MD
Graphic Medicine: Bridging the Chasm Between Patient & Provider

Lauren Vassiliades, MD + Swati D Deshmukh, MD
Imposter Syndrome: Is Medical Improv the Solution?

Lauren Rissman, MD
Prognostic Discussions with Parents of High Risk,
Critically Ill Pediatric Patients

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Jun

22

NMH Ethics presents Virtual Schwartz Rounds - TBA

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Presents
 
VIRTUAL SCHWARTZ ROUNDS

Speaker and topic to be announced

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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Jun

24

Panel #3 - 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 8, 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

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
Panel 3#
 

Sara Katsanis, MS
DNA Testing at the U.S. Border Points: Potential Effects on Attitudes on Genomics

David Ansari, PhD
The Next Generation of Therapists:
Enacting Inclusion in Mental Health Services for
Refugees and Immigrants in Paris

Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
Provider Perspectives on Communication and
Consent in Evaluations for Brain Death

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Jul

08

Panel #4 - 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 8, 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

Health Across Borders:
Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference Series
Panel 4#
 

Martin Hill
Indicators Likely to Contribute to Clinical and Functional Improvement Among Survivors of Politically Sanctioned Torture

Alexandra Tarzikhan, JD, MPH
The Human Rights of Mobile Populations Affected by TB

Jenifer Cartland, PhD
Addressing Barriers to Special Education for Children by
Enabling Collaboration Between Schools and Health Care Providers

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