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 4:10 - 5:30 pm.

 

The JCB Seminar Series will take place at 155 College Street, Room 108 (main floor, to the right of the elevators).

 

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.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminars will be broadcast live every Wednesday from 4:10 - 5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) using Adobe Connect. To join the seminar visit https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/ and login as a guest.

 

September 2014 - May 2015

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2014 >
Sept 10
Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics; Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Bioethics for Health in the 21st Century: New Challenges, Emerging Opportunities

Sept 17

4:10-6:00pm
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 144 College Street, Room PB255, 2nd Floor Large Pod

Robert Fowler, MD, MDCM, M.Sc., Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Temidayo O. Ogundiran, MBBS, MHSc (Bioethics), Senior Lecturer/Consultant Surgeon, Division of Oncology, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital,and Faculty Member, West African Bioethics Training Program, Ibadan, Nigeria (connecting remotely); Abha Saxena, MD, Coordinator, Global Health Ethics, World Health Organization (connecting remotely); Udo Schüklenk, PhD, Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics and Professor, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University; Alison Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Ross Upshur, MD, MA, MSc, Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research, and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Nancy Walton, RN, PhD, Director, e-learning, Associate Professor, Ryerson University;
Moderator: Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto

Ethics and the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Sept 24
Lynette Reid, Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University
Queue-jumping, fairness, and advocacy: Ethical dimensions of preferential access
Oct 1
John Pringle, PhD (C), Collaborative Program in Bioethics, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Charity Medicine for the Global Poor: Humanitarian Ethics and the Nigerian Lead-Poisoning Outbreak
Oct 8
Mathieu Doucet, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Implicit Bias in Medicine

Oct 15

4:00-5:30pm
Room 610 (Auditorium), 6th Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street

Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, Buehler Professor of Medicine; Director, Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Principal: Education in Palliative & End of Life Care (EPEC) Program Principal: Patient Safety Education Program (PSEP)
15th Annual Alloway Lecture - Care of the human spirit in palliative and hospice care: How can we know what to do?
Oct 22
Chris Lowry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo
Disability and Egalitarianism

Oct 29

Susitha Wanigaratne, PhD candidate in Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; with additional commentary by Jonathan Hellmann, MBBCh, FCP, FRCPC, Medical Advisor, Bioethics Department, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Maternal and perinatal health of refugees in Ontario
Nov 5
Stuart Rennie, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Core Faculty, UNC Bioethics Center, and Head, UNC Center for AIDS Research Ethics Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
HIV Cure Research: Ethical Challenges and Implications for Developing Countries
Nov 12
Lisa Schwartz, BA, MA, PhD, Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Member, Department of Philosophy, Co-Associate Director, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA)
3rd Annual Upshur Lecture - "Points of Intersection Revisited: The Ethics of Humanitarian Healthcare Practice"
Nov 19
Aart Hendricks, Professor in Health Law, Leiden University Law School, Legal Advisor, Royal Dutch Medical Association
Physician assisted suicide: challenges the Dutch Euthanasia Act failed to address
Nov 26
Don Willison, ScD, Associate Professor, Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Necessary but Not Sufficient: How our Current Conceptualization of Privacy and Our Approach to Data Protection Fall Short in the Era of Genomics and Big Data
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Dec 3
Fiona Miller, PhD, Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Director of the Division of Health Policy and Ethics at the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative, University of Toronto
On the Emergence of the 'Entrepreneurial Hospital'
  < 2015 >
Jan 14
Blair Henry, MTS (Bioethics), Ethicist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Alternative Models for Consent and the Management of Study Data in Emergency Research: Survey of Current Canadian Research Board (REB) Practices
Jan 21
Ruby Rajendra Shanker, MBBS, MHSc (C), University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
The Case for Public Awareness and Education around Bioethics through Social Media
Jan 28
Sheila Neysmith, MSW, DSW, Professor and Director of Research, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Ethical Challenges to Prevailing Ideas of Ageing Successfully
Feb 4
William Harvey, MA, PhD, LLB, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
Naturalization in Clinical Ethics
Feb 11
Panel: Paul Ford, PhD, Director, NeuroEthics Program, Cleveland Clinic, Ellen Fox, MD, President, Integrated Ethics Consulting, Dianne Godkin, PhD, Senior Ethicist, Trillium Health Partners and Christy Simpson, PhD, Department Head and Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University

Moderator: Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Sun Life and Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics; Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Panel Discussion on Approaches to Evaluating Institutional‎ Ethics Programs
Feb 18

NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK

 

Feb 25
Sally Bean, JD, MA, Ethicist & Policy Advisor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Maria McDonald, JD, MHSc, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Associate member, IMS Graduate Faculty, University of Toronto
Patient & Family Member Surreptitious Recording of Healthcare Providers: Exploring the Associated legal, Ethical and Policy Implications
Mar 4

Room 610 (Auditorium), 6th Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street

Angus Dawson, Professor of Public Health Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK; Cécile Bensimon, Research Associate, Faculty of Dentistry and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Diego Silva, Research Fellow, Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Hannover, Germany; Maxwell J. Smith, Doctoral Student & CIHR Fellow in Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Alison Thompson, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Ross Upshur, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
National Health Ethics Week - Public Health Ethics: What Next?
Mar 11
Lucie Wade, MSc, Clinical Ethicist, Jewish General Hospital and Affiliate Member McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit
Ethics Program Evolution: Applying National Experiences to a Quebec Tertiary and Quaternary Care Institution
SEMINAR CANCELLED
Mar 18
Bob Parke, MSW, RSW, MHSc, Clinical Ethicist, Humber River Hospital
The Success of Quotidian (Everyday) Ethics Aided by Students, Fellows and JCB Colleagues
Mar 25
Solomon R. Benatar, MBChB, DSC (Med), Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Consideration of Beliefs, Values and 'Progress' in the Quest for Improved Global Health
Apr 1

Room 610 (Auditorium), 6th Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street

Jeff Blackmer, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Vice-President, Medical Professionalism, Canadian Medical Association
Care at the End of Life: An Evolving Canadian Landscape
Apr 8
Leah McClimans, PhD, Associate Professor, Placement Officer, Department of Philosophy; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Women and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina
Consensus in Clinical Ethics: A US Delphi Study
Apr 15
Alison Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Childhood Vaccination and the Moral Work of Motherhood: Putting Vaccine Resistance into Context
Apr 22

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

Rebecca Sudore, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
34th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer - "Redefining the Planning in Advance Care Planning"
This seminar was not webcast.
Apr 29
NO SEMINAR
May 6
Carol Nash, PhD, History of Medicine, University of Toronto
The Role of the Program Coordinator in Developing the Original Centre for Bioethics Graduate Program
May 13
Veronique Fraser, RN, MSc (Nursing), MSc (Bioethics), Academic Fellow in Clinical and Organizational Ethics, Centre for Clinical Ethics and the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Ethics Debriefing in Canadian Hospitals: Current Practices and Perceptions
May 20

Room 106, First Floor, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street

Catherine C. Classen, PhD, CPsych, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Academic Leader, Trauma Therapy Program, Women's College Hospital; Director, Women's Mental Health Research Program, Women's College Research Institute
8th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care - "The ethical and clinical imperative of trauma-informed care: A patient-centred approach"

 

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