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.

Aug

25

Global Women's Health Lecture "HIV and the Care of Women: 30 Years of Experience"

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, in partnership with the Program in Global Health Studies, presents Global Women’s Health: The 2017 Summer Lecture Series.

Presentation by Mardge Cohen, MD, WE-ACTx & Boston Health Care for the Homeless

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Sep

01

Ethical Challenges in Caring for Immigrant Children - Lurie Children's Annual Ethics Retreat

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Ethics Advisory Board

Ethical Challenges in Caring for Immigrant Children
Annual Ethics Retreat

September 1, 2017 8am – 12pm

TARGET AUDIENCE

Anyone who participates in the care of immigrant and undocumented children or who is interested in discussing ethical and practical issues pertaining to health equity for this vulnerable population. This extends to those within the Northwestern community.

AGENDA

8-9am: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds Keynote
“Treating Fear: How Physicians Can Support their Undocumented Patients”
Dr. Mark Kuczewski, PhD and Johana Mejias-Beck

9:15-10:45am: Multidisciplinary Panel Presentation
“Ethical Issues in Caring for Immigrant Children”

10:45-11:30am: Case Discussion and Q&A with panelists

1200-1300 Special Session for Pediatric Residents

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics. He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator, known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics. He has particular interest in the bioethical issues related to the recent wave of immigration to the United States. He has been an articulate spokesperson for the just and equitable treatment of immigrant patients. His writings argue for a prohibition on forced medical repatriation and the severing of any relationship between health insurance and immigration status. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Undocumented Patients project of the Hastings Center and has recently served as the project manager to revise the admissions policy of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine to include Dreamers. This has resulted in Stritch becoming the first medical school in the nation to welcome applications from Dreamers of DACA status. For this work, Mark has received the Moral Courage Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Faith in Public Life, the Transformative Education Award from Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Special Recognition (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, the Carmen Velasquez Warrior Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Alivio Medical Center, and the Policy Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.

PANELISTS

Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe
Itadel Shalabi
Karen Susan Haverkamp
Rebecca Ford-Paz
Dr. Mark Kuczewski
Johana Mejias-BeckRebecca Boudos, LCSW


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

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Sep

05

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - What is Different About Surgical Ethics? - Peter Angelos

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

with

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
University of Chicago
Chief, Endocrine Surgery
Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

What is Different About Surgical Ethics?

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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Sep

11

Lurie Children's Ethics Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds

Details of this event TBA

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

 

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Sep

21

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• Propose strategies to improve patient safety

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

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Oct

03

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

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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Oct

31

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• Propose strategies to improve patient safety

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

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Nov

07

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

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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Nov

21

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• Propose strategies to improve patient safety

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

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