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. Registration is recommended to receive the seminar link.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminar Series takes place almost every Wednesday (September to April) from 4:00-5:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2020-21 season will take place entirely online in the Fall and Winter terms in accordance with U of T guidelines, unless otherwise noted. Please check the schedule to confirm the details.

 

Seminars will be broadcast live each week via our YouTube LiveStream. To register for upcoming seminars please visit our events page on Eventbrite. The direct link to that week's seminar will be emailed out to registered participants on the day of the seminar. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications of upcoming live streams.

 

This schedule is subject to change. If you are interested in hearing a particular speaker or topic, we suggest you consult this schedule again the week of the seminar.

 

September 2020 - April 2021

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2020 >
Sep 23

Webinar

Sara Bhatti, Research and Policy Analyst, Alliance for Healthier Communities; Shivani Chandra, Operational Lead, Health System and Policy Innovation Stream, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care; Dara Gordon, PhD(c), Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and Research Coordinator, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care; Ciro Muiruri, Speaker, Refugee Advocate and Educator; Jen Rayner, Director of Research and Evaluation, Alliance for Healthier Communities; Jay Shaw, Scientist, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, and Research Director of AI Ethics & Health, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Moderator: Catherine Macdonald, Knowledge Translation Specialist, Alliance for Healthier Communities
Overcoming the Digital Divide: Enhancing Equity in the Health System
Sep 30

Webinar

Avram Denburg, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, Staff Oncologist, Solid Tumour Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Scientist-Track Investigator, SickKids Research Institute, Assistant Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto
Social Values and Child Health Priorities: Empirical Evidence for Pediatric Drug Policy
Oct 7

Webinar

Sydney Campbell, MA(phil), PhD(c), Health Policy, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation University of Toronto; Franco Carnevale, RN, PhD(psych), PhD(phil), Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Injustices Faced by Children and Youth Due to COVID-19: An Ethical Analysis
Oct 14

Webinar

Jeremy Butler, Senior Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics, Unity Health Toronto; Dave Langlois, Clinical Ethicist, Centre for Clinical Ethics, Unity Health Toronto
Moral and Conceptual Decision Points in the Design of Triage Protocols
Oct 21

Webinar

Trudo Lemmens, LicJur, LLM bioethics, DCL, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, Joint Centre for Bioethics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
When Medical Assistance in Dying Becomes a Terminal Therapy for Suffering in Life: Critical Reflections on Canada's New MAID Bill
Watch Seminar
Oct 28

Webinar

Caroline Lidstone-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Primary Health Care Council; Maxwell J. Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Western University; Matthew Tunis, Adjunct Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Public Health Agency of Canada
Moderator: Jeff Kwong, Interim Director, Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of Toronto
Joint seminar with the Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Defining COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Groups
Nov 4

Webinar

Melissa McCradden, PhD, MHSc, Bioethicist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; James Anderson, PhD, MHA, MA, Bioethicist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Elizabeth Stephenson, MD, MSc, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Section Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Hospital for Sick Children.
AI, Evidence and Ethics: A Pathway for Clinical Translation
Nov 11

12:00-1:30 pm
Webinar

Jonathan Marron, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
39th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethical Issues in Cancer (Presented by UHN Bioethics)
Ethical Issues in Cancer Care Raised During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nov 18

Webinar

Julie Drury, Strategic Lead, Patient Partnerships, Canadian Foundation For Healthcare Improvement
13th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care
The (r)Evolution of Patient Engagement: The Value of Lived Experience
Watch Lecture
Nov 25

Webinar

Claudia Barned, MSc, PhD, Bioethicist, University Health Network; Kevin Rodrigues, MTS, Bioethicist, Toronto General Hospital and Women's College Hospital
The Sound of Silence: Bioethics and Race in Canada
Dec 2

Webinar

Alison Thompson, Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Creating a Climate of Trust
  < 2021 >
Jan 6

NO SEMINAR - WINTER BREAK EXTENDED
Jan 13

Webinar

Ahmed Al-Awamer, MBBS, MHSc (Bioethics), CCFP(PC), FCFP, Clinical Palliative Care Fellowship Co-Director and Princess Margaret Centre Palliative Education Lead, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Staff Physician, Palliative Care Division, Supportive Care Department, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
How Did Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Impact Palliative Care?
Jan 20

Webinar

Dolly Menna-Dack, MHSc, Clinical Bioethicist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Aman Sium, MA, PhD(c), Director Client & Family Integrated Care, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Cara Sudoma, RN, BScN, MPH, CIC Infection Prevention and Control Practice Lead, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Balancing Family Presence in a Paediatric Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jan 27

Webinar

Jeff Nisker, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FCAHS, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Scientist, Children's Health Research Institute, Western University
"What's in a Name": Names Confusing Decision-making in Reproductive Genetics
Feb 3

Webinar

Andria Bianchi, PhD, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Kalam Sutandar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
The Ethical Defensibility of Harm Reduction and Eating Disorders
Feb 10

Webinar

Daniel Sperling, Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Haifa
Is "Suicide Tourism" a Moral Phenomenon?
Feb 17
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 24

Webinar

Jennifer AH Bell, MA PhD, Bioethicist and Clinician Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Influences on Patient Autonomy & Decision-Making about Early Phase Cancer Clinical Trial Participation
Mar 3

Webinar


Daniel Z Buchman, PhD, RSW, Bioethicist and Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Sarah Levitt, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Brain Medicine Fellow, University of Toronto, Psychiatrist, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital – IMPACT Program, Toronto General Hospital – Inpatient Program
Towards a Palliative Psychiatry: Ethical Reflections on Futility
Mar 10

Webinar

Tieghan Killackey, RN, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Child Health Evaluative Sciences (CHES), The Hospital for Sick Children
Advance Care Planning in Advanced Chronic Disease: An Exploration of Relational Autonomy
Mar 17

Webinar

Christy Simpson, Head and Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University; Jennifer Chandler, Full Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, Bertram Loeb Research Chair in Organ and Tissue Donation, University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society
TBA
Mar 24

Webinar

TBA
Mar 31

Webinar

TBA
Apr 7

Webinar

TBA
May 26-28

Virtual Conference

31st Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference
Behind the Mask: Ethical Issues Revealed by COVID-19 in Canada and Beyond

 

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