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
View Seminar
  < 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
Join OTN Webcast
Username: UHNPHL, Password: pippa Via Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN), please register your site using OTN Event ID 140969838
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

Dr. 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
CANCELLED
This seminar will be rescheduled.
Jan 15

HSB, Room 574

NO SEMINAR
Jan 22

HSB, Room 574

Kevin Reel, MSc (Medical Ethics), OT Reg (Ont), Program Director, MHSc in Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Assistant Professor, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
Patient Choice to Live at Risk: Are Healthcare Providers Capable of Objectivity?
Jan 29

HSB, Room 776

NO SEMINAR
Feb 5

HSB, Room 574

Jay Shaw, PT, PhD, AMS Phoenix Fellow in Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health, Scientist, Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, Women's College Research Institute, Research Director, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics & Health, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
AI and Digital Technologies for Health Care and Public Health: Considerations for Research Ethics
Feb 12

HSB, Room 574

NO SEMINAR
Feb 19
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 26

6:00-8:00pm
Jackman Law Building, Moot Court Room, 78 Queen's Park Crescent West

DLSPH experts: David Fisman, Ross Upshur, Eileen de Villa, Rob Fowler, Xiaolin Wei, and Isha Berry Moderator: Carly Weeks, The Globe and Mail's Health Reporter
Special DLSPH Event
COVID-19, SARS, H1N1, Ebola – Equipping Public Health and Health Systems Leaders for Future Outbreak Preparedness
This event was not webcast.
Mar 4

HSB, Room 574


Lora Patton, LLB, MA (Crit. Disability Studies), Vice Chair and Senior Lawyer Member, Consent and Capacity Board
Demystifying the Consent and Capacity Board: When, How and What to Expect in End-Of-Life Matters
This seminar was not recorded.
Mar 11

Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen's Park, Room J130

Britta van Beers, Professor of Law, Ethics and Biotechnology, Department of Legal Theory and Legal History, Director, Faculty of Law Graduate School, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Presented in partnership with the Faculty of Law, and the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
From Medically Assisted to Algorithmically Assisted Reproduction
CANCELLED
Mar 18

This seminar will be available online only as a 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?
Postponed - to be rescheduled.
Mar 25

4:00-5:30pm
C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent West, Imperial Oil Lecture Room

Sally Bean, Ethicist and Policy Advisor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Brian Schwartz, Vice-President, Public Health Ontario; Alison Thompson, Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Adrian Viens, Investigator, Global Strategy Lab
Moderator: Maxwell J. Smith, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies, Western University
8th Annual Ross Upshur Lecture on Public Health Ethics
Ethics and the Novel Coronavirus
Postponed - to be rescheduled.
Apr 1

HSB, Room 574

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
Postponed - to be rescheduled.
Apr 8

HSB, Room 574

Rebekah Jacques, Hons. BSc., MHSc, MD, FRCPC (AP&FP), Forensic Pathologist, London Health Sciences Centre, Southwestern Regional Forensic Pathology Unit, Assistant Professor, Western University and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Investigating Coroner, Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario
Evaluation of Postmortem Organ & Tissue Donation in Ontario's Medicolegeal Death Investigation System
Postponed - to be rescheduled.
Apr 15

4:00-5:30pm
C. David Naylor Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent West, Imperial Oil Lecture Room

Julie Drury, Strategic Lead, Patient Partnerships, Canadian Foundation For Healthcare Improvement
13th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care
TBA
Postponed - to be rescheduled.
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?

 

Archived Seminars - [Some video archives currently not available]