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.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminar Series takes place almost every Wednesday (September to April) from 4:10-5:30 pm. The 2019-20 season will take place in the Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 574 or Room 776, unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule to confirm the location.

 

It will be broadcast live each week using Adobe Connect. To join the seminar online visit https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/ and login as a guest.

 

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.

 

September 2019 - April 2020

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2019 >
Sept 11

HSB, Room 574

Jennifer Gibson, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Health System Transformation in Ontario: Is it Time for a New Model of Ethics Service Delivery?
Sept 18

HSB, Room 574

Roxanne Kirsch, MD, MBE, FRCPC, FAAP, Critical Care Bioethics Associate, Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Stopping the Unsuccessful ECMO Course: An Exploration of Applied Clinical Ethics, Social, and Team Challenges
Sep 25

HSB, Room 776

Bob Parke, Consulting Ethicist, University Health Network
Is Advance Care Planning a Privileged Act?
Oct 2

HSB, Room 574

Bernard Dickens, OC, PhD, LLD, LLD(hc), FRSC, Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Management of Intersex Newborns: Legal and Ethical Developments
Oct 9

HSB, Room 574

Dorothyann Curran, MHSc, CCRP, Research Associate, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Benefits That Go Both Ways: Providing Results to Research Participants
Oct 16

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

Cathy Fournier, MA, RMT, PhD(c), Social Anthropology & Indigenous Studies, Dalhousie University, Doctoral Research Fellow, Wilson Centre
38th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer (Presented by UHN Bioethics)
Space for the Sacred in Cancer Care: Navigating Ethical Tensions Between Indigenous Healing and Biomedicine
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Oct 23

HSB, Room 574

Philip Hébert, MD, PhD, FCFPC, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Wayne Rosen, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FASCRS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Calgary, Co-chair, undergraduate medical ethics curriculum, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary
The Death of Ezekiel Stephan: Moral Ambiguity and the Limits of Parental Authority
Oct 30

HSB, Room 776

Angus Dawson, Professor of Bioethics, Director, Sydney Health Ethics, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
The "Shazam" Moment in Empirical Bioethics
Nov 6

HSB, Room 574

Saumil Dholakia, Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology and Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Fellow, McMaster University, Psychiatrist, Christian Medical College, Vellore; Joseph Donia, MSc candidate, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto; Tara Upshaw, MHSc candidate, Translational Health Services Research, University of Toronto
Moderator: Jay Shaw, Research Director, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics & Health, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Reflections from the Inaugural Cohort of the JCB Scholars Program on AI, Ethics & Health
Nov 13

HSB, Room 574

Melissa McCradden, PhD, MHSc(c), Department of Bioethics, The Hospital for Sick Children; Ian Stedman, MA, LLB, LLM, PhD(c), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
What's in an Explanation? The Legal and Ethical Imperative of 'Explainability' in Clinical Machine Learning
Nov 20

HSB, Room 574

Peter Allatt, MA, MHSc, Bioethicist, Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Active Health Care); Melissa Turner-Joseph, MSc, SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO
To Eat or Not to Eat: That is the Question
Nov 27

Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Conference Centre Auditorium, 2nd Floor

Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University; Dr. Kwame McKenzie CEO, Wellesley Institute; Dr. Andrew Pinto, Director, The Upstream Lab, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Unity Health; Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Lecture Series: Ethics and Governance of AI for Health
Assessing Risk, Automating Racism: How Do We Reimagine the Default Settings of Technology in Healthcare?
Dec 4

HSB, Room 574

Andrew Helmers, MD, MSc, MHSc (candidate, Bioethics), Department of Critical Care, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Violence and Virulence: What is Our Duty to Care in the 21st Century?
  < 2020 >
Jan 8

HSB, Room 574

Ruby Shanker, MBBS, MHSc (Bioethics), Bioethicist, Toronto General Hospital and Women’s College Hospital, Adjunct Lecturer, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Topic: “hidden curriculum” within medical education
Jan 15

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Jan 22

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Jan 29

HSB, Room 776

TBA
Feb 5

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Feb 12

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Feb 19
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 26

HSB, Room 776

TBA
Mar 4

HSB, Room 574


TBA
Mar 11

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Mar 18

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Mar 25

HSB, Room 776

TBA
Apr 1

HSB, Room 574

TBA
Apr 8

HSB, Room 574

TBA
13th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care
Jun 3-5

Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

31st Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference
The Role of Bioethics in AI and Emerging Health Technologies: Activator, Inhibitor or Collaborator?
This seminar was not recorded.

 

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