Community Tools: Bioethics Seminar Series

The JCB offers a weekly seminar on a wide variety of bioethics topics. The speakers come from the local, national and international community in bioethics. These seminars are open to the public and free and do not require prior registration.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminar Series takes place every Wednesday (September to April) from 4:10-5:30 pm. The 2018-19 season will take place in the Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 574 or Room 776, unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule to confirm the location.

 

It will be broadcast live each week using Adobe Connect. To join the seminar online visit https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/ and login as a guest.

 

This schedule is subject to change. If you are coming to hear a particular speaker or topic, we suggest you consult this schedule again the week of the seminar.

 

September 2018 - April 2019

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2018 >
Sept 12

HSB, Room 574

Jennifer Gibson, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Neha Malhotra, MPhil (c), Research Assistant, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Ethics and AI for Health: Emerging Opportunities, Critical Gaps
Sept 19

HSB, Room 776

Melissa Danielle McCradden, PhD, MHSc (c) in Bioethics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Athlete Representative, Canadian Delegation of Safeguarding in Sport
"Only Light": What Sport Can Learn from Bioethics Following the Larry Nassar Tragedy
Sep 26

HSB, Room 208

Jerome Amir Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD, Head of Ethics and Law, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Director / Principal Investigator of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Ethical and Legal Challenges of Conducting Sexuality Research on Adolescents: Gaps and Guidance
Oct 3

HSB, Room 574

Donrich Thaldar, PhD, Academic Leader: Research & Higher Degrees, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Is It Time to Reconsider the Ban on Non-Therapeutic Preimplantation Sex Selection?
Oct 10

HSB, Room 574

Peter Allatt, MA, MHSc, Clinical Ethicist, Bridgepoint Active Health Care, Sinai Health System; Jordan Pelc, MD, MSc, Staff Hospitalist, Sinai Health System, Hospital Medicine Site Lead, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking [VSED]: Another EoL Option or Unacceptable Practice?

Mon. Oct 15
5:00-6:00 pm Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville St., Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Room 2501

Dr. Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Director, Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
4th Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics -
"The Origins and Contributions of Clinical Medical Ethics to Medical Practice"
This lecture was not webcast.
Oct 17

12:30-1:30 pm Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave. The Dr. Bob Bell Auditorium, 6th Floor (room 6-604)

Lori Andrews, JD, Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Director, IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology
37th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer (Presented by UHN Bioethics) - Innovation, Technology and Emerging Ethical Challenges: Biospecimens, Data from Apps, and Virtual Clinical Trials
This lecture was not webcast.
Oct 24

HSB, Room 776

Roxanne Kirsch, MD, MBE, FRCPC, FAAP, Critical Care Bioethics Associate, Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Stopping the Unsuccessful ECMO Course: An Exploration of Applied Clinical Ethics, Social, and Team Challenges
This seminar was cancelled.
Oct 31

HSB, Room 776

Andria Bianchi, PhD, Bioethicist, University Health Network
Sex and Dementia from an Ethics Perspective: Ethical Complexities, Possible Responses
Link coming soon.
Nov 7

HSB, Room 574

Marcia Sokolowski, C Psych, PhD (Phil), Co-Director of Ethics, Baycrest Health Sciences , Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Nada Abdel-Malek, MPH, MD, CCFP, COE, Care of the Elderly, Special Interest Focused Practice, Staff Physician, Baycrest Hospital, Apotex, Staff Physician, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Lecturer, University of Toronto
Where There Is a WILL There Is a Way: Navigating the Medical and Ethical Terrain
Nov 14

HSB, Room 574

Jamie Robertson, PhD (c), Department of Philosophy, York University, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
Autonomy and the Moral License of Safe Injection Sites
Nov 21

HSB, Room 574

Patrick Garon-Sayegh, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Law and Medicine in the Realm of Rhetoric
Nov 28

Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Room 2185

Daniel Buchman, PhD, RSW, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Karen D. Davis, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience, Krembil Brain Institute; Abhimanyu Sud, MD, Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Staff Physician, Trillium Health Partners, Bridgepoint Collaboratory, Sinai Health System; Lynette S. Kofi, MHSc, Pasternak Injury Professional Law Corporation; Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Toronto Book Launch for Pain Neuroethics and Bioethics
Dec 5

HSB, Room 574

Giles Scofield, JD, MA (Religion), Former Clinical Ethicist and Co-Director of the Fellowship program, Centre for Clinical Ethics
You Don’t Say(-So): Looking for and Worrying About Expert Ethics Testimony in All the Wrong Places
  < 2019 >
Jan 9

HSB, Room 574

Andrew Molas, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, York University
Reflections on Mental Health Stigma, Narrative, and the Lived Experience of Schizophrenia
Jan 16

HSB, Room 574

Paula Chidwick, PhD, Director, Research & Corporate Ethics, William Osler Health System, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queen's University; Jill Oliver, PhD, Community Ethicist, William Osler Health System; Angel Petropanagos, Clinical Ethics Resident, William Osler Health System, Research Associate, Novel Tech Ethics, Dalhousie University
Strategy for Change: What Can Ethics Learn from a Quality Improvement Framework?
Jan 23

HSB, Room 574

Karen Devon, MD, FRCSC, Surgeon, Endocrine Surgical Oncology, Women's College Hospital and University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Topic: ethics educational intervention in surgery (Ethics M and M’s)
Jan 30

HSB, Room 776

Dianne Godkin, Senior Ethicist, and Lead, Regional Ethics Program, Trillium Health Partners; Rosalind Abdool, Ethicist, Trillium Health Partners
Identify and Document Substitute Decision Maker (ID-SDM) Pilot Project
Feb 6

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Feb 13

HSB, Room 574

Don Willison, MSc, ScD, Program Director, Health Services Research, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Topic: data governance project with Diabetes Action Canada
Feb 20
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 27

HSB, Room 776

TBA
Mar 6

HSB, Room 776


TBA
Mar 13

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Mar 20

HSB, Room 574

Cécile Bensimon, Director, Ethics and Professional Affairs at Canadian Medical Association; Ana Komparic, PhD Candidate, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Junior Fellow, Massey College; Ross Upshur, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Head, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Topic: changes in the CMA's Code of Ethics
Mar 27

HSB, Room 776

Marnina Norys, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
TBA
Apr 3

HSB, Room 574

Maxwell J. Smith, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Western University
Equity Across Sectors: Areas of Value Congruence and Conflict Between the Health and Education Sectors
Apr 10

Location TBD

TBA
12th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care

 

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