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.

Mar

01

Seven Ways of Looking at Frankenstein - Catherine Belling

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Seven Ways of Looking at Frankenstein

2018 is the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, arguably the first sustained work of bioethics in literature. We will consider a few of the many ways in which the novel has come to influence the way we think about, and fear and desire, medical science and biotechnology.

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Mar

07

Medical Ethics Joint Grand Rounds - NMH/Lurie Children's/Ryan Ability Lab - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Medical Ethics Joint Grand Rounds

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

presents

TBA

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

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

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Mar

08

Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma - Michelle Oberman

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Michelle Oberman, JD
Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California

Her Body, Our Laws:
On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma

In 1998, El Salvador passed a law banning abortion under all circumstances. Since then, El Salvador has mounted an intensive effort to identify and prosecute those who violate the law. This talk will discuss the ban’s consequences, namely: (1) abortion remained commonplace and rates did not drop even though it was illegal; (2) doctors become involved in law enforcement; and (3) innocent women were accused and convicted of abortion-related crimes. In addition, this talk will explain why, in spite of the vast differences between El Salvador and the United States, there is good reason to expect that the United States would experience each of these consequences were it to outlaw abortion.

 

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Mar

12

Lurie Children's Ethics Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds

TBA

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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Mar

15

Harry Potter's Garden: From Magic to Medicine - Richard J. Miller

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Richard J. Miller, PhD
Alfred Newton Richards Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Harry Potter's Garden:From Magic to Medicine

Students at Hogwart's wizarding academy are carefully instructed in the use of magical plants. But do any of these have a place in the world of muggles?

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Mar

22

Jenell Johnson presents a Montgomery Lecture for the Medical Humanities & 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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Apr

03

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Advance Directives: Advance Care Planning

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

Advance Directives: Advance Care Planning

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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Apr

12

Debjani Mukherjee presents a Montgomery Lecture for the Medical Humanities & 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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Apr

19

Kelly Michelson presents a Montgomery Lecture for the Medical Humanities & 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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Apr

26

Harris Solomon 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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