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Jan 9, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

When the “Insurance Company” is the Ministry of Health

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu by Wednesday, Jan 7, 2009
Lunch will be served.

Jan 16, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

Adolescents

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Edwin N. Forman, MD
Alan G. Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Brown Medical School, and Director, Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.
Lunch provided.

Jan 21, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

Creating New Life After Death: Assisted Reproduction in Civilian and Military Contexts

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Presenter: Shirley Shalev, PhD
Research Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics, 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.

Feb 6, 2009

Friday
12:30-2

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

Disclosure of Genetic Test Results at Children’s Hospital in Boston

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Lunch will be served.

Feb 13, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

Adults with Dementia

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Joanne Lynn, MD,
Bureau Chief, Chronic Disease and Cancer, Department of Health, Washington, DC

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.
Lunch provided.

Feb 25, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

Truth Telling in the Perioperative Setting

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Michael Nurok, MD
Department of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital Faculty, 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.

Mar 6, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

Undercover Patients

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009
Lunch will be served.

Mar 10, 2009

Tuesday
4 PM

The 2009 George W. Gay Lecture in Medical Ethics

HMS, Armenise Building, D Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Speaker: Paul R. Krugman
PhD, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Mar 13-14, ‘09

Friday - Saturday

National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference
(of the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities)

Bioethics: The New Issues - New Technology, New Ideas, New Challenges

Hosted this year at Harvard University by the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society!
The National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) is an annual event bringing together students and speakers from across the country. It is a celebration of undergraduate research and an opportunity to introduce a new generation of students to the field of bioethics. Planned and organized completely by students, this two-day event covers issues of current interest within the field of bioethics with discussions led by experts invited by the hosting students.

Mar 18, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

An Intervention to Improve End-of-life Care in Heart Failure: A Proposal for Two Pilot Studies

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Soko Setoguchi, MD
Instructor in Medicine, 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.

Mar 20, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Rebecca W. Brendel MD, JD
Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS, and Assistant Director, Forensic Fellowship Program, Law & Psychiatry Service, MGH

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.
Lunch provided.

Apr 3, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Topic to be announced.

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009
Lunch will be served.

Apr 13, 2009

Monday
4:30 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – Public Lecture Series

Global Democracy: In the Beginning

Harvard University, Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker: Robert Goodin
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu.
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Apr 16, 2009

Thursday
4:30 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – Public Lecture Series

How to Do Things with People who Aren’t: The Moral Responsibility of the Author

Harvard University, Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker: Alexander McCall Smith
Novelist and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law, University of Edinburgh

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu.
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Apr 17, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

Decision Making for Incompetent / Vulnerable Patients – Patients with Extreme Religious Beliefs (and their children)

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Robert M. Veatch, PhD
Professor of Medical Ethics and former Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. Lunch provided.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Apr 22, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

Who is really deciding? Testing the limits of shard decision-making in pediatric intestinal transplantation

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Presenter: Daniel Kamin, MD
Fellow, Division of Medical Ethics, HMS; Medical Director, Intestinal Transplantation Program, and staff physician, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Boston

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.

Apr 23-24, ‘09

Thursday - Friday

“Ethical Issues in Prioritization of Health Resources”

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health 4th Annual International Conference

The Inn at Longwood Medical, Longwood Hall, 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA

Apr 30, 2009

Thursday
1:00 - 6 PM

The 2009 Ackerman Symposium on Medicine & Culture: Medical Industry, Medical Education

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

Amphitheater - Ground Floor, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

Details to follow.

Co-sponsored by Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (HMS); Program in Ethics and Health (HU); Harvard Interfaculty Initiative on Medications and Society (MEDSOC).

May 1, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Topic to be announced.

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009
Lunch will be served.

May 15, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

Decision Making for Incompetent / Vulnerable Patients – Patients without Surrogates

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: David B. Clarke, DMin, JD, MPH
Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Decisions.

Details to follow.

Co-sponsored by Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (HMS); Program in Ethics and Health (HU); Harvard Interfaculty Initiative on Medications and Society (MEDSOC).

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu. Lunch provided.

May 20, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

Public Health and the Rights of States

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Andras Miklos, PhD
Fellow, Harvard University Program in Ethics and 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.

Jun 5, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Topic to be announced.

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Lunch will be served.

Jun 17, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Topic and speaker to be announced

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.

Jun 17-19, ‘09

Register Now
Harvard Bioethics Course

The Division of Medical Ethics/Harvard Medical School

For more information, please see http://medethics.med.harvard.edu/education/bioethics/

Sept 11, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Consortium

Medical ethics case presentation and discussion

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP (required) to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Sept 18, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Reforming the Health System: Politics, Policy, And Ethics”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Robert Kuttner
Co-founder and co-editor, The American Prospect,
columnist, and author, Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu

Sept 22, 2009

Tuesday
5 PM

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics

When Medical Care Compromises Financial Health: Causes and Possible Solutions

Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, Room 102
Speakers:
  • Melissa B. Jacoby
  • Cathy Schoen
  • Matt Selig
  • Christopher Robertson

Universal health insurance may be on the horizon, but a growing body of empirical research has shown that, even for those who enjoy health insurance, medical crises can push families to the financial brink, causing them to load up credit cards, miss work, forgo additional care, lose their homes to foreclosures, and even declare bankruptcy. Our panel will explore these problems and debate potential solutions, including insurance regulation, paid family leave, and reforms to the tax code, the bankruptcy code and debtor-creditor laws.

Sept 25-26, ‘09

Friday - Saturday

Isaiah Berlin: Centennial Reflections

Public Health and the Rights of States

Tsai Auditorium, Center for Government and International Studies, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge
Speakers:
  • Svetlana Boym, Harvard University,
  • Malachi Haim Hacohen, Duke University,
  • Janos Kis, Central European University and New York University,
  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi and New York University Law School,
  • Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago,
  • Alan Ryan, University of Oxford and Princeton University,
  • Amartya Sen, Harvard University,
  • Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,
  • Bernard Yack, Brandeis University

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Government and Philosophy, the Safra Center and the Center for Jewish Studies.
For more information, please visit the conference web site.

Oct 9, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Consortium

Medical ethics case presentation and discussion

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP (required) to DME@hms.harvard.edu

Oct 15, 2009

Thursday
4:30 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – Public Lecture Series

“Institutional Corruption”

Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Lawrence Lessig
Director, Safra Foundation Center for Ethics,
Professor, Harvard Law School

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu.
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Oct 16, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

”Reforming the Health System: Politics, Policy, And Ethics“

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
John E. Wennberg, MD, MPH
Peggy Y. Thomson Professor (Chair) for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences,
Professor of Community and Family Medicine (Epidemiology) and of Medicine,
Founder and Director Emeritus, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Oct 21, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

“When Disclosure Fails: An Empirical Investigation of Unbiased Advice as The Key to Patient Protection”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Christopher Robertson
Academic Fellow, Petrie-flom Center, Harvard Law 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.

Nov 4, 2009

Wednesday
12:00-2 PM

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Guest Speaker Series

Taxing Choices: How to be a Liberal Egalitarian about Health Insurance

641 Huntington Avenue – 1st floor conference room, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Keith Hyams, PhD
Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Exeter
2009 - Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

Lunch will be available
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Nov 5, 2009

Thursday
2:30-4:30 PM

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Guest Speaker Series

Discounting future health benefits: Concerns for mathematical consistency seem to override values and logic

641 Huntington Ave. 1st floor conference room, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Erik Nord, PhD
Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Lunch will be available
Please RSVP for this talk.

Nov 6, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Consortium

Medical ethics case presentation and discussion

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP (required) to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Nov 16, 2009

Monday
12:00-2 PM

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Guest Speaker Series

The Complicity of Health Professionals in Torture and Detainee Abuse: Law, Ethics and the Road Ahead

641 Huntington Ave. 1st floor conference room, Harvard Medical School, Boston
Jonathan H. Marks, JD
Edmond J. Safra Faculty Fellow in Ethics, Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard

Lunch will be available
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Nov 18, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

“Making Funding Decisions for High-Cost Cancer Care: The Case of Herceptin in New Zealand”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Elizabeth Fenton, PhD
Fellow, Harvard University Program in Ethics and 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.

Nov 20, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Karen Ignagni
President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Nov 30, 2009

Monday
6:00-8 pm

Humanities Center Guest Speaker

Conversations on Ethics

Harvard University, Barker Center 138, Cambridge, MA
Alex Voorhoeve
Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics

A discussion of his recent publication.

Dec 1, 2009

Tuesday
4:00-6 PM

The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Guest Speaker Series

“Can We Trust Our Moral Intuitions in Health Care Allocation? The Results of an Experiment”

HMS, 641 Huntington Avenue, Boston (1st floor conference room)
Alex Voorhoeve
Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics

RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Dec 11, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Division of Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“The Political Life of Medicare”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina, and author.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP (required) to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Dec 16, 2009

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

HMS, Minot Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Presenter: TBA

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.

Dec 18, 2009

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

Topic: TBA

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: TBA

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

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