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. All seminars take place every Wednesday from 3:10 - 4:30 pm. Most JCB seminars are webcast live through ePresence.

 

View ePresence instructions.

[Some video archives currently not available]

 

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 2009 - June 2010

Date

Speaker

Topic

ePresence

September 16

Tom Tomlinson, PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University

Protection of Non-Welfare Interests in the Research Uses of Archived Biological Samples

 

 

Archived Seminar web link

September 23

NO SEMINAR

 

 

September 30

 

Christine Jamieson, PhD, Academic Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Joint Centre for Bioethics and Centre for Clinical Ethics, University of Toronto

Person, Memory and Meaning: Exploring the Ethical Relationship in Caring for the Cognitively Impaired

Archived Seminar web link

October 7

Giles Scofield, JD, MA (Religion), Clinical Ethicist, Centre for Clinical Ethics and Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

The Priority of Ethics to Democracy (?)

Archived Seminar web link

October 14

Lynda Lange, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Toronto at Scarborough and Faculty Associate, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

The Global Division of Labour in Carework: An Issue for Human Rights or the Ethic of Care?

Archived Seminar web link

October 21 5:00-6:00 pm
Princess Margaret Hospital,
610 University
6th Floor Auditorium (Room 604)

Dena S. Davis, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Cleveland-Marshal College of Law, Cleveland State University

29th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture On Bioethical Issues in Cancer - Cancer, Fertility and Hope: A Bermuda Triangle?

No webcast

October 28

 

Amy Bender, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

In the Privacy of Surveillance: Thoughts on the Everyday Work of TB Nursing

Archived Seminar web link

November 4

David Rodriguez-Arias Vailhen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Salamanca and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto.

Organ Donation and Definitions of Death

Archived Seminar web link

November 11

James F. Dwyer, PhD, Associate Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Obesity and Responsibility

Archived Seminar web link

November 18

Frederick H. Lowy, OC, MD, LLD, Former President, Concordia University and Founding Director, University of Toronto Centre for Bioethics

13th Annual Jus Lecture in honour of Dr. Andrzej Jus – Double Agency in Health Care:  an inevitable dilemma?

Archived Seminar web link

November 25

Michael D. Christian, BA (Hon), MD, FRCP(C), Major, Canadian Forces Health Services, Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto; Andrea Frolic, PhD, Clinical & Organizational Ethicist, Hamilton Health Scies, McMaster University Medical Centre; Gerda Kaegi, MA, Professor Emerita, Ryerson University, Board Member, Canadian Pensioners Concerned, Inc.; Moderator:  Shawn Winsor, BA (Hons), MHSc, Director, Ethics Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Chair, Joint Centre for Bioethics Pan Flu Supplementary Triage Criteria Taskforce.

Critical Care Triage for H1N1:  A Symposium on Emerging Ethical Issues

Archived Seminar web link

December 2

Robert Gibbs, BA, MA, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

Is Bioethics Humane?

Archived Seminar web link

December 9

Marleen van Laethem, BSc, MHSc, Research Ethicist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Ethics Consultations in Research Issues: When Researchers Welcome Research Ethics

Archived Seminar web link

2010

 

 

 

January 6

NO SEMINAR

 

 

Postponed

John McLaughlin, Vice-President of Population Studies and Surveillance at Cancer Care Ontario, and Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences University of Toronto

TBA

 

January 20

Rex Roman, PhD

Suicide and Confidentiality: The Case of Nadia Kajouji

 

January 27

Pamela Klassen, Associate Professor, Dept. and Centre for the Study of Religion and Director, The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative, University of Toronto

Christianity, Biomedicine, and the Supernatural Self

 

February 3

No Seminar

 

 

February 10

Wayne Sumner, PhD, FRSC, University Professor Emeritus, Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

End-of-Life Care: Where are the Ethical Lines?

 

February 17

READING WEEK – NO SEMINAR

 

February 24

Jennifer Flynn, PhD, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Artificial Reproduction and Neonatal Intensive Care: Whose Benefit, What Cost?

 

March 3

Barbara Gibson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto and Barbara Secker, PhD, Director, Education and Practice, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Integrating Normative Ethical Analysis and Qualitative Inquiry: Experience in a CIHR Study of "Adequate" Home Environments for Disabled Younger Adults

 

March 10

Nishardi Wijeratne, MHSc, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Joint Centre for Bieothics, University of Toronto

Role Models and Road Blocks: The Learning of Professionalism

 

March 17

Rebecca Cook, AB, MA, MPA, JD, LLM, JSD, Professor and Faculty Chair, International Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Stereotyping of Women in the Health Sector

 

March 24

Salahuddin Khan and Salima Bano Virani, MHSc in Bioethics International Students, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

The Physician-Pharma Relationship: A Voyage from Duty to Conflict - Salahuddin Khan
Should the IRB Monitor Research Which They Have Approved? - Salima Bano Virani

 

March 31

David McKnight, Associate Dean, Equity and Professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Toward a Toxonomy of Professionalism

 
April 7

Pier Bryden, MPhil, MD, FRCP(C), Faculty Lead, Ethics and Professionalism, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto

What's the right dose? Teaching bioethics in undergraduate medical education

 
April 14

Claudia I. Emerson, PhD, Program Leader, Ethics, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto

Ethical Issues Raised in Research Involving Human Biological Specimens from Developing Countries

 
April 21

Bini Toms and Celestine Afi Sappor, MHSc in Bioethics International Students, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

Community Engagement in Health Research: An Ethical Imperative

 
April 28

Shan D. Mohammed, RN, MN, Lecturer and PhD Student, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Rituals, Death, and the Moral Practice of Medical Futility

 
May 5

Zahava Rosenberg-Yunger, PhD, MA, Hon. BSc, Post-doctoral Fellow, McMaster University, Dept. of Pediatrics

Priority Setting for Expensive Biopharmaceuticals

 
May 12

John McLaughlin, Vice-President of Population Studies and Surveillance at Cancer Care Ontario, and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

The Ontario Health Study: Deliberations on the duties and conduct of science in the interests of public-and-personal health

 
May 19

Michael Campbell, MHSc, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Intuition in Bioethical Decision-making

 
May 26

James V. Lavery, PhD, Research Scientist, Centre for Research in Inner City Health Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Improving the Ethics of International Research through Community Engagement

 

June 2

Room 100a, Jackman Humanities Bldg, 170 St. George St.

Moira Stewart, PhD, Director and Professor, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine

3rd Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care

Patients and Primary Health Care Providers Working Together to Enhance Patient-Centred Primary Health Care

 

 

Archived Seminars - [Some video archives currently not available]