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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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Sep

29

Flash(y) Bioethics - Five-minute Takes on Five Topics

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture:

Flash(y) Bioethics:
Five-Minute Takes on Five Topics

Come join us for a fun introduction to our faculty and our field! Our MA students will come up with 5 topics for us explore in a pithy 5 minutes or less, providing a sampling of the diversity of issues engaged by the medical humanities and bioethics, and the breadth of the disciplinary approaches we bring to them. Here s a preview of who will be there and the topics to be explored will be posted soon.

Catherine Belling (Literature)

Katie Watson (Law)

Megan Crowley-Matoka (Anthropology)

Sarah Rodriguez (History)

Tod Chambers (Religion)

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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Oct

06

The Case Against AMA (Against Medical Advice) Discharges - Preya Tarsney

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Preya S. Tarsney, JD, HEC-C
Director, Donnelley Ethics Program
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Case Against AMA (Against Medical Advice) Discharges
This lecture will examine the ethical arguments against handling refusals of medical treatment and care plans that lead to discharge as AMA or Against Medical Advice Discharges . Drawing from challenging cases from the inpatient rehabilitation setting, we will discuss the merits and drawbacks of this AMA framework compared with alternate options for handling refusals that lead to earlier than anticipated discharges from an inpatient setting. We will also examine various ethical tensions that arise when addressing these refusals, as well as potential strategies to mitigate harm and honor dignity of risk.

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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Oct

13

Rebecca Seligman - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**
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Oct

20

The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth - Jeremy A. Greene

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD
William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Author, The Doctor Who Wasn t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth (University of Chicago, 2022)

The Doctor Who Wasn t There:
Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth

The Doctor Who Wasn t There, published this month by the University of Chicago Press, traces the long arc of enthusiasm for and skepticism of electronic media in health and medicine. Over the past century, a series of new technologies promised to democratize access to healthcare. From the humble telephone to the connected smartphone, from FM radio to wireless wearables, from cable television to the electronic brains of networked mainframe computers: each new platform has promised a radical reformation of the healthcare landscape. With equal attention to the history of technology, the history of medicine, and the politics and economies of American healthcare, physician and historian, Dr. Greene, explores the role that electronic media play, for better and for worse, in the past, present, and future of our health.

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

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Nov

03

Richard Miller - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**
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Nov

10

Lish Aiken - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**
link to be posted

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Nov

17

Sharrona Pearl - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**
link to be posted

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Dec

01

Lily Steward - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

This lecture will be held in person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**
link to be posted

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Dec

08

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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 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 titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Watch this space--updates will be posted!

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