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. All seminars take place every Wednesday from 4:10 - 5:30 pm.

 

The JCB Seminar Series will take place at 155 College Street, Room 108 (main floor, to the right of the elevators). Note: From January-May 2016, the seminars will take place in Room 106 (unless otherwise noted).

 

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.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminars will be broadcast live every Wednesday from 4:10 - 5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) using Adobe Connect. To join the seminar visit https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/ and login as a guest.

 

September 2015 - May 2016

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2015 >
Sept 9
Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics; Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Integrating Healthcare and Public Health Ethics to Improve Health: Why We Need New Bioethics Thinking to Address Today's Wicked Health Problems

Sept 16

Barbara Russell, PhD, MBA, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Ann Heesters, MA, Bioethicist, University Health Network; Daniel Buchman, PhD, RSE, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Assuming Too Much, Assuming Too Little: Bioethics and Addiction in Three Treatment Contexts
This seminar was not webcast.
Sept 23
Chryssa McAlister, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Non-Insured Services Offered with Insured Cataract Surgery: Considering Patient Vulnerabilities and Physician Conflicts-of-Interest
Sep 30
Kadia Petricca, MSc, PhD, Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Conceptualizations of Fairness and Legitimacy in Ethiopia: Reflecting on the Applicability of Accountability for Reasonableness
Oct 7
Ahmed Al-Awamer, MBBS, MHSc (bioethics), CCFP, FCFP, Palliative Care Physician, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
How to Overcome Barriers to Quality End of Life Care in Developing Countries? Lessons from the Middle East

Oct 14

Pam Kolopack, PhD (c)
What Makes Community Engagement Effective: Lessons from the First Open Release Trials of Biologically Modified Mosquitoes in Queensland Australia
Oct 21
Juan Gutiérrez Mejía, MD, MHSc (Bioethics), ICU Attending, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City
A Change of Medical Education Paradigm: The Key for Humanized Healthcare Systems
Oct 28

4:00-5:30pm FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 103

George C. Webster, D.Min, Clinical Ethicist, Health Care Ethics Service, St. Boniface Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
16th Annual Alloway Lecture - "A Just and Loving Gaze": The Heart of Clinical Ethics
Nov 4
Linda Wright, MHSc, MSW, RSW, Director of Bioethics, University Health Network; Member, Joint Centre for Bioethics; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto; Ruby Rajendra Shanker, MBBS, MHSc, Fellow, Clinical & Organizational Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Public Appeals for Organs: What's Fair?
Nov 11
Maxwell J. Smith, MSc, PhD Candidate, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Ethicist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Public Health as Social Justice? Public Health Policy-Makers' Perspectives
Nov 18

FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 103

Daniel Weinstock, James McGill Professor; Director, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

4th Annual Upshur Lecture - Harm Reduction as Overlapping Consensus
Nov 25
Frank Wagner, MA, MHSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Christopher De Bono, PhD, Ethicist, Toronto Central CCAC, Adjunct Faculty/Course Instructor, University of Toronto
Community Ethics 2.0: How Do You Know Where You're Going, Unless You Know Where You've Been?
  < 2016 >
Jan 13

Room 106

Andrew Schroeder, PhD, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Using the Informed Consent Framework to Create Guidelines for the Ethical Presentation of Scientific Research
Jan 20

Room 106

Roger Hutchinson, BSc, BD, MA, ThD, Professor Emeritus, Emmanuel College, Victoria University, University of Toronto; Christopher De Bono, PhD, Ethicist, Toronto Central CCAC, Adjunct Faculty/Course Instructor, University of Toronto
Bioethics, Comparative Ethics and the Importance of Context
Jan 27

Room 106

Ross Upshur, MD, MA, MSc, Head, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Assistant Director, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health Systems, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Ethics and Epidemics: Reflections on "Lessons Learned"
Feb 3

Room 106

Trudo Lemmens, LicJur, LLM (Bioethics), DCL, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy Faculty of Law, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Joint Centre for Bioethics
Why Physician-Assisted Dying Can and Should Remain Restricted After Carter: Lessons from the Belgian Experience
Feb 10

Room 106

Patrick Jachyra, PhD (c), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, JCB Student, SSHRC CGS Doctoral Fellow, Kimel Graduate Student Scholarship in Paediatric Rehabilitation, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Problematizing the Social and Ethical Dimensions of Developmental Milestones as Determinants to Therapy Among Young People Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Feb 17
 

NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK

Feb 24

Room 106

Kevin Reel, MSc, OT. Reg. (Ont.), Ethicist and Interim Discipline Co-Chief for Occupational Therapy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; Faculty, Global Institute for Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Assistant Professor and Associate Graduate Faculty Member, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
A Final Enablement? A Survey of Canadian Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on and their Role in Supporting "Physician-Assisted Death"
Mar 2

Room 106

Carl Coleman, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
Ethical Issues in Clinical Trial Designs for Ebola Treatment and Prevention: Reflections on Studies Conducted in 2015
Mar 9

Room 106


Tieghan Killackey, RN, MN, PhD (c), Vice President, Graduate Nurses' Student Society, Research Assistant, University of Toronto
Advance Care Planning for the Chronically Ill: An Exploration of Relational Autonomy and the Importance of Self-Trust
Mar 16

Room 106

Ann Munro Heesters, Director of Bioethics, University Health Network, Chair, Rehabilitation Science and Medicine Research Ethics Board, TRI; Debbie Talbot, Manager, Volunteer Resources, University Health Network
Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: Managing Boundary Dilemmas in the Volunteer Sector
Mar 23

Room 106

Randi Zlotnik Shaul, JD, LLM, PhD, Director of Bioethics, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Bioethics: Where We've Been, Where We Are, What's on the Horizon and Why It's Important
Mar 30

Room 106

Andrew Franklin-Hall, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy; Faculty Affiliate, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Patient Autonomy and Mature Minors
Apr 6

5:00-6:00 pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay Street, CRL Event Room 1

Margaret L. (Gretchen) Schwarze, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
2nd Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics - High Stakes Surgical Decisions and Unwanted Care
Apr 13

Room 106

Dave Langlois, Clinical Bioethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
The Limits of Substituted Judgment
Apr 20

Room 106

Ruby Rajendra Shanker, MBBS, MHSc, Fellow, Clinical & Organizational Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Making Peace with Clinical Uncertainty: Ethical Implications for the Clinician and for the Practicing Healthcare Ethicist
Apr 27

Room 106

Sean Hillman, PhD (c) Religion/Bioethics/South Asian Studies, Clinical Bioethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
South Asian Religious Fasting and Immobilization at the End-of-life: Jain sallekhana and Buddhist thukdam
May 4

Room 106

Lauren Notini, Fellow, Clinical & Organizational Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Incidental Findings in Bioethics: A Challenge for Practicing Healthcare Ethicists
May 11

Room 106

Angel Petropanagos, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Let's Talk about Sex, Baby: The Ethics of Decision Making about Pediatric Fertility Preservation
May 18

Room 106

Jennifer Johannesen, MS in Bioethics, Union Graduate College/ Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Parent, Author of No Ordinary Boy
9th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care - Family-Centred Care in the Context of Medical Complexity and Disability: A Parent's Perspective

May 26 (Thurs.)
8:00-10:00pm
Church of the Holy Trinity,
19 Trinity Square

Ric Esther Bienstock, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Winner of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film;
Moderator: Linda Wright, Ethics Section Editor, Progress in Transplantation Journal
17th Annual Alloway Lecture - Documentary: Tales from the Organ Trade and a Post-Viewing Conversation with Producer/Director Ric Esther Bienstock
This lecture was not webcast.

May 28 (Sat.)
10:30am-12:00pm
Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street

Dr. Kenneth Goodman, Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, University of Miami; Dr. Claudia Emerson, Director, Program on Ethics & Policy for Innovation, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, McMaster University; Dr. Effy Vayena, Senior Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich
Moderator: Dr. David Henry, Professor, Health Systems Data, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
16th Annual Jus Lecture - Data, Big Data and Really, Really Big Data: Balancing Values and Advancing Policy
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