Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Events

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities sponsors many lectures and events during the academic year. Please see the calendar below for a listing of our upcoming events—as well as relevant events presented by other groups at Northwestern University and its affiliated clinical partners.

Apr

24

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - Caught in the Middle: The Impact of Family Dynamics on Patient Care

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee presents

Schwartz Center Rounds

Caught in the Middle: The Impact of Family Dynamics on Patient Care

Panelists:
Melissa Bregger, MD
Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Instructor of Medicine, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Sonia Ocampo
Patient Care Technician
16W Feinberg, Medicine Unit

Porcia Seals, LCSW
Social Worker
16W Feinberg, Medicine Unit

Rebecca Vasquez, RN
16W Feinberg, Medicine Unit

Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA BCC
Medical Ethics, Program Manager
Chaplain, Spiritual Care & Education

Schwartz Center Rounds is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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Apr

26

Near Death: Trauma, Mortality, and Urban Space in India - Harris Solomon

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Harris Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of
Cultural Anthropology and Global Health
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Near Death: Trauma, Mortality, and Urban Space in India

This talk examines what kinds of social, political, and ethical tensions emerge in the face of traumatic injury. It is based on ethnographic research on traffic accidents in Mumbai, India, much of it conducted inside a public municipal hospital emergency department and trauma ward. The talk details movements between the trauma ward and the mortuary. It argues that contact points between the living and the dead demonstrate how trauma distributes, and more generally illustrate the complex relations between injury, mortality, and urban space.

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May

01

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Nursing Ethics (Ethics of Care or Moral Distress/Moral Relilience)

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

Nursing Ethics (Ethics of Care or Moral Distress/Moral Relilience)

Details about this event will be posted as soon as they become available.

Medical Ethics Committee is pleased to announce this year's programs to engage you, challenge you and invite you to share your insights into patient care. The purpose of these sessions is to promote ethical decision-making in health care.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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May

03

Pertinent Ethical Issues in Genetics: Present and Future - Rikki Gaber

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Rikki Gaber, MA, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor
Program Coordinator of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program
Advocate Illinois Masonic, Creticos Cancer Center

Pertinent Ethical Issues in Genetics: Present and Future

This broad-reaching lecture will provide an overview of ethical issues facing genetics providers and society at large.

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May

10

Artful Medicine: Where Art, Medicine, and Education Meet

Chicago - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This conference will highlight artistic explorations of health and medicine, and to examine how the arts inform medical practice and medical education. It is the second annual conference of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program of Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, and aims to again share research and scholarship in our field across the Northwestern community.

The conference will feature a plenary address by Dr. Joel T. Katz, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Katz uses visual arts as a catalyst for teaching broad areas of medicine, including physical examination, professionalism, humanism, communication, and team work. The conference will also feature the following panel sessions:

Making Art, Making Medicine
  • The Comics Code: Could Comics Help with Advanced Care Planning? – MK Czerwiec RN, MA
  • NeuroPoems: Poems Inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal – Bonnie Salomon, MD
  • Using “The Force” in medicine: developing intuition, expertise, and tacit knowledge in medical decision-making – Natalie Achamallah, MD, MA
  • Active Hands, Open Heart: Art Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care – Sabrina Derrington, MD, MBe

Thinking Medicine Through The Humanities
   • Semiotics of Medicine: An analysis of the SOAP note – Minjy Kang, MD, MA
   • United States of America vs. Jumana Nagarwala: The First Prosecution of Female Genital Cutting in the U.S. – Maliha Sayla, MD
   • Spoilers Ahead: Bioethics in "Black Mirror" – Anna Fenton-Hathaway, PhD
   • Physician-Facilitated Death for the Psychiatric Patient- Is the Somatic Analogy Applicable? – Susie Morris, MD, MA

Advancing Clinical Ethics
   • Promoting the Moral Agency of Bedside Nurses: The Nurse Ethics Champion Pilot Program at NMH – M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC
   • Pathways to Chronic Critical Illness: A Qualitative Evaluation – Jacqueline Kruser, MD
   • Patient Driven Education: A novel approach to participant engagement in the research process – Stefanie McCormack
   • Parent-Centered Communication at Time of Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review – Cristiana Hentea, MD, MA candidate
   • ABCs in Pediatrics: Engaging Parents in the Development and Legally Valid Approaches to Biorepository Consent in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients – Erin Paquette, MD, JD, M. Bioethics

Developing Professional Identities through Arts and Humanities
   • Leveraging Art … to Bridge gaps around health inequities and access to healthcare career pipeline programming for minority and non-traditional students – Shaneah Taylor
   • Humanism in Interventional Radiology – Eric Keller, MA, MD candidate
   • The role of art in keeping patients at the heart of the business of healthcare – Amber Meriwether, JD, MA
   • Poetry for Transition: Bridging the Divide for New Physicians – Nina Ayala

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Full schedule will be posted on conference webpage (see "More Info" link above).

Attendees may also be interested in attending the Hippocrates Poetry & Medicine Symposium, which begins at 7pm and runs through the following evening.

 

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May

11

Hippocrates Poetry & Medicine Symposium, Ninth Annual

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


In addition to readings by Mark Doty and other poets and the awarding of the 2018 international Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, this conference will feature the following presentations:

Witnessing Illness
  • Metastatic Metaphors: Poetry, Cancer Imagery, and the Imagined Self – Lois Leveen, PhD
  • The Poet as Witness: Poetry as Mythic Construction – Sheri Reda
  • Writing the Memoir for Cancer Patients or Writing to Know Oneself Better – Wendy French, MA

Physiological and Poetic Rhythms
The Use of Poetry to Engage Echoic Memory with People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia – Gary Glazner, BA
Murmur, Beat, Silence: Toward a Cardiography of Poems – Catherine Belling, PhD
The Physiology of Poetry – Eric Elshtain, BFA, MFA, PhD

Witnessing Differences
Agha Shahid Ali and the Poetics of Bio-political Witnessing – Bassam F. Sidiki, MA
Disarticulation and Disability in Bhanu Kapil’s "Humanimal" – Michelle N. Huang, PhD
Phenomenological Poetry: Navigating the Frontier of Performance, Lived Experience and Therapy in Jess Thom's Production of Beckett's “Not I” – Emily Chester, PhD

Lyric Disruptions
  • Poetic Meaning at the Edges of Medicine – Rachel Jamison Webster, MFA
  • The Personal Lyric and Medical Students: How Writing Poetry Disrupts the Hidden Curriculum – Susan J. Sample, PhD, MFA
  • “Lyric Time” in Nursing Education – Joy Jacobson, MFA

Rafael Campo and Mark Doty in Conversation

The day will also include breakfast, a mid morning break, and a lunchtime poster session.

Additional conference events include a reading on Thursday, May 10 and an optional event at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, May 11 from 6:30-7pm.

For further details and a full program, please see the "More Info" link above.

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May

14

Lurie Children's Ethics Grand Rounds with Joel Frader

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds with

Joel Frader

When more info about this event becomes available, an update will be posted.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

 

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May

17

Ricardo Rosenkranz presents a Montgomery Lectcure for the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Ricardo Rosenkranz, MD

The topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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May

24

Dario Robleto presents a Montgomery Lectcure for the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

The topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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May

31

Annalese Duprey presents a Montgomery Lectcure for the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

The speaker and topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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