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.

Jan

13

Ethical Issues Surrounding the Medical Treatment of Transgender Youth - Rebecca Harris

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities presents:

A Works in Progress Meeting

with

Rebecca M. Harris, MD, PhD, MA
Fellow in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Ethical Issues Surrounding the Medical Treatment of Transgender Youth

This talk will discuss a pilot study to investigate ethical issues involving medical treatment of transgender youth—specifically, issues including informed consent, medical decision-making, and fertility preservation.

 

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Jan

19

Decision Making and Communication for Critically Ill Children - Kelly Michelson

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Decision Making and Communication for Critically Ill Children

This talk will describe some of the challenges with communication and decision making in the PICU. Issues related to standards for decision making in pediatrics and shared decision making will be discussed. One potential solution to address these challenges will be described.

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Jan

24

NMH Ethics presents Schwartz Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee presents

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds aims to promote reflective practice and sustain compassion among the multidisciplinary patient care team through a regular forum where nurses, physicians, social workers and other providers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients.

In contrast to traditional medical rounds, the focus is on the human dimension of medicine. Caregivers have an opportunity to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings on thought-provoking topics drawn from actual patient cases. The premise is that caregivers are better able to make personal connections with patients and colleagues when they have greater insight into their own responses and feelings.

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

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Jan

26

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Feb

02

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Feb

09

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Feb

16

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Feb

23

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Mar

02

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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Mar

09

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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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