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

Health Across Borders

The Fourth Annual Northwestern Bioethics & Medical Humanities Conference



Event Overview

This full-day event will feature presentations and conversations that explore topics in global health and how it relates to bioethics and the medical humanities. It is the fourth in a series of annual conferences, hosted by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, created to share the diverse research and scholarship in our field being advanced by program alumni and within the Northwestern community.


Keynote Presentation

Our lunchtime keynote presentation will be given by:

Claire Wendland, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Anthropology Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive and Population Health Division
University of Wisconsin–Madison


Other Programming

Other sessions will feature a mix of Northwestern Medicine clinicians & researchers and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics graduate program.



Baldwin Auditorium in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (not to be confused with Lurie Children’s Hospital) at 303 E. Superior Street.



Registration will be free to all. A link will be posted here in March 2020.


Northwestern Calendar

Northwestern attendees: this event can also be viewed and shared on PlanIt Purple.


For More Information

Please contact: Myria Knox,