Calendar Archive, Jan-May 2007

January 2007

“Bench to Bedside: Mapping the Moral Terrain”

Bioethics Research in Progress Presentation Series
Friday, January 19, 2007 - 9:00-10:30 AM
Ballard Room (5th floor), Countway Library-Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Harvard Medical School
Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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

February 2007

“Which Health Equity?”

Research in Progress Presentation Series Friday, February 16, 2007, 9:00-10:30 AM
Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library
Harvard Medical School - 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

Shlomi Segall, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

“Separability and the principle of personal good”

The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 4:30-6:30 PM
641 Huntington Avenue-2nd floor conference room
Harvard Medical School

Weyma Lübbe Chairwoman
Department of Philosophy - Leipzig University

Iwao Hirose, Commentator
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

RSVP: 617-432-5950 or fholinko@hms.harvard.edu

March 2007

An Insurer’s View of the World: Health Informatics and Personalized Medicine.

Thursday, March 1, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
HMS New Research Building
HIM Lecture Room
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna Inc. Bioinformatics Grand Rounds.

Animals: A Kantian View

Thursday, March 8, 4:00 PM
Harvard Yard
305 Emerson Hall
25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Hilary Bok, PhD, Henry R. Luce Professor of Bioethics and Moral & Political Theory, Johns Hopkins University. Co-sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government, the Department of Philosophy, and the Division of Medical Ethics. For information, Camiliakumari_Wankaner@ksg.harvard.edu

Can Lawyers Produce the Rule of Law? Law-building Projects Abroad.

Thurs/March 15, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Kennedy School of Government
Starr Auditorium
79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Robert Gordon, JD, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale Law School. Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics Public Lecture Series. For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu

“Post-Trial Access to Medical Care: Qualitative Results from the EPIC Study”

(EPIC: Experience of Participants in Clinical Trials)
Research In Progress Presentation Series
March 16, 2007, 9:00-10:30 AM
Ballard Room, 5th floor, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA

Neema T. Sofaer, PhD and Carrie Thiessen

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

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar - Problems That Just Won’t Go Away: Doctors in Danger.

Friday, March 16, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Countway Library
Minot Room, 5th Floor
10 Shattuck Street, Boston

Clair Mills, MD, Head of Public Health Department, Médecins Sans Frontières-Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu

Healing Presence: Creating A Culture That Promotes Spiritual Care.

Monday, March 19, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Smith Family Room (Dana 1620)
44 Binney Street, Boston

Carol Taylor, RN, MSN, PhD, Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University. Sponsored by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. RSVP to steven_joffe@dfci.harvard.edu

Re-Engineering Human Biology: What Should Be the Ethical and Legal Limits?

Monday, March 19, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Harvard Law School
Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom
1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

  • Ronald Dworkin, LLB, Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Bentham Professor of Jurisprudence, University College London
  • Leon Kass, MD, PhD, Hertog Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; and the Addie Clark Harding Professor of Social Thought and in the College, The University of Chicago;
  • Richard Posner, LLB, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago
  • Michael Sandel, DPhil, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Elena Kagan, JD, Dean, Harvard Law School, moderator

Sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School; The Harvard University Program in Ethics & Health; The Ethics and Public Policy Program of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, with financial sponsorship from The Cammann Fund.

The Ethics of Transparency: German Citizenship and the Right Not to Know.

Thursday March 22, 4:00 PM
HMS Osher Institute
Landmark Building, Suite 221
401 Park Drive, Boston

Stefan Sperling, PhD, Anthropology Research Unit of the Life Sciences, Humbuldt University, Berlin. For information, (617) 384-8550.

Professional Responsibility, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Leadership in Clinical Ethics

Friday, March 30, 7:45 am - 5:00 PM
Boston College Yawkey Center
Murray Function Room
140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill

This day-long conference will provide health care and allied professionals and pre-professional students with the tools to recognize the ethical content of care-giving situations. Sponsored by the Boston College Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics and Connell School of Nursing, in conjunction with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Registration required. For information, gracepa@bc.edu

April 2007

2nd Annual Conference: “Responsibility for Health”

April 26 and 27, 2007
Harvard Medical School, New Research Building, 77 Av. Louis Pasteur, Boston

May 2007

Beating It into Them? Beating It Out of Them? Moral Vales in Medical Education Today.

The Ackerman Symposium and Lecture

Monday, May 7, 12:00 - 6:00 PM
HMS New Research Building
The Conference Center at Harvard Medical
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Keynote Speaker: Thomas S. Inui, MD, President and CEO, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Sam Regenstrief Professor of Health Services Research, and Associate Dean for Health Care Research, Indiana University School of Medicine. For information: DME@hms.harvard.edu

Narrow allies with no sewerage and poor water supplies contribute to high levels of infant mortality in this Karachi squatter community.
Photo by N. Daniels
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