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Jan 8, 2010

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.

Jan 15, 2010

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Division of Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
Professor of Health Policy and Management, HSPH,
President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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

Jan 20, 2010

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

HMS, Ballard 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.

Feb 12, 2010

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
David U. Himmelstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS,
co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program

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

Feb 17, 2010

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

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

Feb 19, 2010

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 to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Mar 12, 2010

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.

Mar 17, 2010

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

HMS, Ballard 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.

Mar 19, 2010

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Health Care”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Arnold S. Relman, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine, HMS,
former editor-in-chief, New England Journal of Medicine, and author.

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

Apr 9, 2010

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.

Apr 16, 2010

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Health at Risk: America’s Ailing Health System and How to Heal It”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Jacob S. Hacker, PhD
Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale University, and editor

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

Apr 21, 2010

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

HMS, Ballard 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.

Apr 22-23, 2010

Thursday - Friday

Priorities in Health: Can we make better decisions?

The Fifth Annual International Bioethics Conference of the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

HMS, The Inn at Longwood Medical, 342 Longwood Ave, Boston

May 12, 2010

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

TOPIC: TBA

HMS, Ballard 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.

May 14, 2010

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 to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

May 21, 2010

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Norman Daniels, PhD
Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, HSPH, and author

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

Sept 20, 2010

4:30 - 6 PM

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

“Population, Health, and Happiness Studies”

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies - 9 Bow Street - Harvard Square, Cambridge

Sissela Bok, PhD, Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Population and Development Studies. Book signing and reception immediately following the seminar. No RSVP required. For more information email Claudette Agustin.

Sept 27, 2010

Monday
1:30 PM

Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

“Half the Sky: A Journalist Reports on Women Around the World”

Harvard Medical School - MEC Amphitheater - 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times op-ed columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and author, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The 2010 George W. Gay Lecture in Medical Ethics/The Lawrence Lader Lecture on Family Planning and Reproductive Rights. No tickets required. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu so we can plan accordingly. Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.

Oct 1, 2010

Friday
12:30 - 2 PM

Ethics Consortium- Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School – Countway Library – Minot Room, 5th floor – 20 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

The Ethics Consortium is open by invitation only, due to the confidential nature of the cases discussed. Please contact Helen Martins for more information.

Oct 7, 2010

Friday
12 – 1 PM

BWH Center for Bioethics Rounds

A Dramatic Reading of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis

Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Bornstein Amphitheater - 75 Francis Street, Boston

Performed by the End of Life Project, this Greek tragedy is explored and discussed as a vehicle to evoke complex emotional and ethical issues faced by medical professionals caring for sick and dying patients. Pre-register for this event here.
Email Pamela Galowitz with questions. CME and Risk Management Credits will be given.

Oct 13, 2010

Wednesday
12:30 - 2 PM

Bioethics Research in Progress

“Utility or Capability? Distributional Implications for the Allocation of Health Care”

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and the BWH Center for Bioethics
HMS Countway Library – Ballard Room, 5th floor – 15 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

Trygve Ottersen, MD – Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

Oct 14, 2010

Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 PM

Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

“The Case Against Antipsychotics: Do they do more harm than good?”

Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - White 216 (Stoklosa Hall) - 179 Longwood Ave, Boston

Robert Whitaker is the author of four books, two of which tell of the history of psychiatry. His newest book, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, investigates the astonishing rise in the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States. Sponsored by the The Medical Humanities Interest Group at MCPHS. For information and to RSVP, e-mail Dien Ho.

Oct 15, 2010

Friday
12:30 – 2 PM

Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar — “The Hazards of Whistle-Blowers”

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

Eric Campbell, PhD - Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS, and Director of Research, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, MGH. Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Oct 25, 2010

Monday
12 – 1 PM

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - The Ruth C. Brufsky Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics:

“Patient-Centered Communication about Values and Goals in Advanced Cancer”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Smith Family Room, Dana 1620 - 44 Binney Street, Boston

Lesley Fallowfield, BSc, DPhil, FMedSci, Professor of Psychooncology, Director, Cancer Research UK Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, UK. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Ethics Grand Rounds. For information, please contact Nicole Santangelo.

Oct 28, 2010

Thursday
3:30 – 6 PM

MGH Ethics Taskforce, Ethics in Clinical Practice (EICP) Committee, and the Center for Global Health

Movie Showing of “The English Surgeon” — Part of the Ethics Forum: A Discussion Series for the MGH Community

MGH Main Campus - Thier Conference Room, 1st floor - 50 Blossom Street, Boston

A film that provides an intimate portrait of neurosurgeon Henry Marsh as he openly confronts the dilemmas of the doctor/patient relationship on his latest mission to Kiev. Shot in the Ukraine, the film poses such questions as:”What is it like to have God-like surgical powers, yet to struggle against your own humanity? What is it like to try and save a life, and yet to fail?” Movie showing followed by interactive discussion. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the MGH Ethics Taskforce, Ethics in Clinical Practice (EICP) Committee, and the Center for Global Health. For additional information, please contact Danielle Le Hals.

Nov 4, 2010

Thursday
8 AM

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - The Henry Hardy Lecture in Bioethics and Public Policy

“New Approaches for Health Care Delivery in Developing Countries”

BIDMC – East Campus - Sherman Auditorium - 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston

Esther Duflo, PhD, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Co-sponsored by the HMS Division of Medical Ethics and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For information rdesilva@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Nov 5, 2010

Friday
12:30 – 2 PM

Ethics Consortium- Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School – Countway Library – Minot Room, 5th floor – 20 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

The Ethics Consortium is open by invitation only, due to the confidential nature of the cases discussed. Please contact Helen Martins for more information.

Nov 5, 2010

Friday
8 AM – 4 PM

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative - Symposium

“The Role of Surgery in Global Health: Addressing the Crisis – Anesthesia, Surgical Need and Global Health Dialogue”

Harvard Club - 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

The Harvard Symposium on the Role of Surgery in Global Health brings together experts from global health, surgery, anesthesia, economics and public policy to discuss the important role of safe anesthesia, and emergency and essential surgery on population health. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

Nov 17, 2010

Wednesday
12:30 – 2 PM

Bioethics Research in Progress

"Attitudes of cancer patients and parents towards biobanking for future research"

HMS Countway Library – Ballard Room, 5th floor – 15 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

Steve Joffe, MD – RSVP: ethics_health@harvard.edu. Lunch provided.

Nov 18, 2010

Thursday
4 PM

Harvard University – Department of Philosophy – Colloquium

"Toward a Principle of Instrumental Transmission"

Emerson Hall - 305, Harvard University (Cambridge Campus)

Niko Kolodny – University of California, Berkeley

Nov 19, 2010

Friday
12:30 – 2 PM

Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar — “Whose Medical Record Is It, Anyway?”

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

Thomas Delbanco, MD, Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, HMS, and former Chief, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC. Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Dec 2, 2010

Thursday
4:30 PM

Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics – Guest Speaker

Secrecy and Publicity in Jury Proceedings

Pound Hall Room 212 (Ropes Gray Assembly Room), Harvard Law School

Jon Elster, PhD, Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University

Dec 3, 2010

Friday
12:30 – 2 PM

Ethics Consortium- Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School – Countway Library – Minot Room, 5th floor – 20 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

The Ethics Consortium is open by invitation only, due to the confidential nature of the cases discussed. Please contact Helen Martins for more information.

Dec 15, 2010

Wednesday
12:30 – 2 PM

Bioethics Research in Progress Presentation

Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and BWH Center for Bioethics

“Re-thinking Health: Healthy or Healthier Than?”

HMS Countway Library – Minot Room, 5th floor – Boston, MA

S. Andrew Schroeder, PhD – Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. Lunch provided. RSVP: ethics_health@harvard.edu

Dec 17, 2010

Friday
12:30 – 2 PM

Division of Medical Ethics – Harvard Medical School

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar — “Conscience and the Obstetrician”

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

Michael F. Greene, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, HMS, and Chief of Obstetrics, MGH. Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics. RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

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