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January 2006

What Kind of Career?

Division of Medical Ethics - Faculty Seminar Series
January 20, 2006

Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, MTS, Director, Office of Ethics, Children’s Hospital and Associate Director, Clinical Ethics, Division of Medical Ethics, HMS.

February 2006

The Excellent Execution: Why Physicians Participate in Lethal Injection of Prisoners

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
February 27, 2006, 4:30 PM
Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street, Taubman ABC (5th floor)

Atul Gawande, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

March 2006

Bioethics and Public Policy

Division of Medical Ethics - Faculty Seminar Series
March 17, 2006
Countway Library, 5th floor, Minot Room

R. Alta Charo, JD, E. S. Wilson-Bascom Professor of Law and Bioethics, and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Killing Embryos for Stem Cell Research

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health - Speaker Series
March 21, 2006, 12:30-2:00 PM
Countway Library, 5th floor, Ballard Room

Jeff McMahan, Professor of Philosophy - Rutgers University, in Normative Ethics, Practical Ethics (Bioethics, International Ethics) and Political Philosophy

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Ethics_health@harvard.edu.

April 2006

Pandemics: Law, Ethics and Governance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 4:30-6:30 PM
The Petrie-Flom Center - Pound Hall 102, Harvard Law School

Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, David Fidler, Indiana University School of Law, Daniel Markovits,Yale Law School, moderator: Michelle Mello, Harvard School of Public Health.

A webcast will be available following the event.

Please RSVP to petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu.

Responsibility Incorporated

April 13, 2006, 4:30 PM
Kennedy School of Government, 79 JFK Street, Belfer, Starr Auditorium

Philip Pettit, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

The Ethics of Bioethics

Division of Medical Ethics - Faculty Seminar Series
April 21, 2006, 12:30-2:00 PM
Countway Library, 5th floor, Minot Room

Stuart J. Youngner, MD, Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics, Professor of Psychiatry, and Chair, Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu

Neuroscience & National Security: Ethics, International Law & Emerging Technologies of Interrogation

A Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health symposium
Monday, April 24, 2006, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Avenue

Speakers include:

  • Chair of Symposium, Dan Wikler, PhD
    • Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics in the Faculty of Public Health, Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • M. Gregg Bloche, MD, JD
    • Visiting Professor, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
    • Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
    • Professor of Law, Georgetown University
    • Adjunct Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • Leon Eisenberg, MD
    • The Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
    • The Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
  • Alan A. Stone, MD
    • Touroff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
    • Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on the Misuse and Abuse of Psychiatry

Dinner will be available. Please RSVP to Ethics_Health@harvard.edu or (617) 432-5950

May 2006

The George W. Gay Lecture in Medical Ethics

May 2, 2006, 4:00-6:00 PM
Harvard Medical School, Medical Education Center Amphitheater

Paul Farmer, MD, The Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine

Free and open to the public, no ticket required, but please RSVP. For more information and RSVP, please send an email to DME@hms.harvard.edu

Saving Lives?Three Case Studies of Performance Improvement Versus Discovery: India, Iraq, and Cystic Fibrosis

Ackerman Lecture - Division of Medical Ethics
May 3, 2006, 5:00 PM
Arthur M. Sackler Museum Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge

Atul Gawande, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Faculty of Public Health; Assistant Professor of Surgery

Free and open to the public, no ticket required, but please RSVP. For more information and RSVP, please send an email to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Equality and the New Global Order

May 11-13, 2006 - 3 Day Conference
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Future Directions

Division of Medical Ethics - Faculty Seminar Series
May 19, 2006, 12:30-2:00 PM
Countway Library, 5th floor, Minot Room

Speakers: Dan Brock, PhD, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics and Director, Division of Medical Ethics, HMS and Dan Wikler, PhD, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, HSPH.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

October 2006

  • “Facing Paternalism in Research Ethics”

    Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series
    October 16, 2006, 4:00-6:00 PM
    Countway Library, 5th floor, Minot Room
    20 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

    Franklin G. Miller, PhD
    Bioethicist, Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health
    Refreshments will be available. RSVP to Ethics_Health@harvard.edu, or (617) 432-5950

  • “A Policy Responses To The Migration Of Physicians From Resource-Poor Settings”

    Research in Progress Presentation Series
    October 20, 2006, 9:00-10:30 AM
    Ballard Room (5th floor), Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
    10 Shattuck Street, Boston

    Nir Eyal, PhD
    Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Bioethics.
    RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call: 617-432-5950

  • “Problems That Just Won’t Go Away — Epidemics and Civil Liberties: The Case of HIV/AID”

    The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar, Division of Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School
    October 20, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

    Ronald Bayer, PhD
    Professor and Co-Director, Ethics, Policy, and Human Rights Core, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, Harvard Medical School
    10 Shattuck Street, Boston
    Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to: DME@hms.harvard.edu

  • “Sexual Intimacies: Exploring Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship”

    The Cabot Primary Care Lecture Series, Sponsored by the HMS Primary Care Division.
    Oct. 24, 2006, 6:45 PM

    Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD
    Assistant Director, Clerkship, Dept. of Family Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center.
    Harvard Medical School, Building C, Cannon Room
    240 Longwood Avenue, Boston
    Reception at 6:15pm. RSVP to (617) 509-9897, or email Jean_Fierro@hms.harvard.edu

  • “Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policymakers”

    The 31st Annual Joseph Garland Lecture
    October 24, 2006, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

    Regina Herzlinger, PhD
    Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Harvard Medical School, MEC Amphitheater
    260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
    Sponsored by the Boston Medical Library and Massachusetts Medical Society

  • “The Ethics of Torture”

    Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Public Lecture Series
    October 26, 2006, 4:30 PM

    Sanford V. Levinson, PhD, JD
    W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin Law School
    Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium
    79 JFK Street, Cambridge
    For information: (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu

November 2006

  • “Interventions Without Success and Success Without Interventions”

    Harvard Initiative for Global Health Lectures Series
    November 7, 2006, 4:30 6:00 pm
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health
    104 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA

    John Powles, PhD
    Professor, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

    Sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Global Health & Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. For information, please contact (617) 495-2021.

  • ”Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of our Ancestors”

    Genetics in Medicine Lecture Series at the Countway Library of Medicine

    November 8, 2006, 4:00 pm
    Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor,
    10 Shattuck Street, Boston

    Nicholas Wade
    Author and Science Reporter, The New York Times

    Jointly sponsored by the Countway Library & the Harvard Medical School-Partners Center for Genomics & Genetics. For information, please contact rvogel@hms.harvard.edu

  • “Violence and the Sacred: On Sacrifice and the Political Order”

    Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Public Lecture Series

    November 9, 2006, 4:30 6:00 pm
    Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium,
    79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

    Moshe Halbertal
    Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Hebrew University

    Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Public Lecture Series. For information, (617) 495-1336, or www.ethics.harvard.edu

  • ”Pain and Symptom Management at End of Life: Facts, Ethics & Patient Care”

    November 10, 2006, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Gray-Bigelow 432, Sweet Room,
    55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA

    Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief, MGH
    Ellen Robinson, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Ethics, MGH
    Constance Dahlin RN, MSN, APRN, BC, Advance Practice Nurse, Palliative Care Service, MGH
    Moderator: Gayle Peterson RN, Staff Nurse, Co-Chair Ethics in Clinical Practice Committee, MGH

    Sponsored by the MGH Ethics Task Force. RSVP: ERobinson1@partners.org

  • Harvard Tanner Lectures On Human Values 2006-2007

    “Genomics, Race and Medicine” (Lecture 1)

    November 15, 2006, 4:30 PM

    “Genomics, Race and Medicine” (Lecture 2)

    November 16, 2006, 4:30 PM

    Mary-Claire King, PhD
    American Cancer Society Research Professor of Genetics and Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

    Both lectures at the Lowell Lecture Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge
    Sponsored by the Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and the Professions, Kennedy School of Government. These events are free and open to the public.

  • “Seminar with Professor King and Commentators”

    November 17, 2006, 10:00 AM
    Location: TBA
    This event is free and open to the public.

  • “Unnecessary Time Pressure in Refusal of Life-Sustaining Therapies: Fear of Missing the ‘Opportunity to Die’”

    Research In Progress Presentation Series
    November 17, 2006, 9:00-10:30 AM
    Minot Room, 5th floor, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
    10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA

    Thomas I. Corchoran, MD
    Instructor in Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Bioethics. RSVP to: ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950

  • “How is the Ethics of Stem Cell Research Different from the Ethics of Abortion?”

    Harvard University Philosophy Department/Faculty of Arts and Sciences
    November 30, 2006, 4:15 6:00 pm

    Elizabeth Harman, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy and The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

    Sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government, Philosophy Department, Division of Medical Ethics, and Harvard Stem Cell Program. RSVP: Camiliakumari_Wankaner@ksg.harvard.edu

December 2006

  • “Prudential Choice, Priorities, And Distribution”

    Research In Progress Presentation Series

    December 15, 2006, 9:00-10:30 AM
    Minot Room, 5th floor, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
    10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA

    Presenter: Jaypee Sevilla
    Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health

    Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Bioethics. RSVP to: ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950

  • “Emotional adaptation and the end of economics”

    Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series
    Featuring Peter Ubel, MD
    December 18, 2006, 4:00-6:00 PM
    Countway Library, Minot room, 5th floor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Peter Ubel, MD

    Economics purports to be the science of utility maximization. Currently, most economists believe that the best way to maximize utility is to leave people alone, to make free and informed choices. They believe that people's preferences are best revealed by observing the choices that people make. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate in economics, has argued that economics needs to go back to the theories of Jeremy Bentham, and advocate policies that maximize people's happiness. He bases this argument on wide-ranging research which shows that people's choices do not consistently maximize their own happiness.

    In this talk, Dr. Ubel will review debates in economic theory about what the end of economics ought to be: the utility people reveal through their choices, or the utility they reveal through their moment to moment well-being. He arguse that neither of these criteria are acceptable bases upon which to guide policy decisions. Dr. Ubel will highlight the deficiencies of both of these theories by exploring some of the fundamental questions created for economic theory by the existence of emotional adaptation, especially in the context of chronic illness and disability.

    About Peter Ubel, MD
    Director, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine Ann Arbor VAMC and University of Michigan

    Dr. Ubel is Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Michigan, a primary care physician at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. His research explores controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. He uses the tools of decision psychology to explore ethical debates about topics like informed consent and health care rationing. He is author of Pricing Life: Why It Is Time For Health Care Rationing, (MIT Press, 2000) and You’re Stronger Than You Think: Tapping The Secrets Of Emotionally Resilient People, (McGraw-Hill, 2006).

    RSVP: 617-432-3768 or ethics_health@harvard.edu

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