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 every Wednesday (September to April) from 4:10-5:30 pm. The 2018-19 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 2018 - April 2019

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2018 >
Sept 12

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; Neha Malhotra, MPhil (c), Research Assistant, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Ethics and AI for Health: Emerging Opportunities, Critical Gaps
Sept 19

HSB, Room 776

Melissa Danielle McCradden, PhD, MHSc (c) in Bioethics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Athlete Representative, Canadian Delegation of Safeguarding in Sport
"Only Light": What Sport Can Learn from Bioethics Following the Larry Nassar Tragedy
Sep 26

HSB, Room 208

Jerome Amir Singh, BA, LLB, LLM, MHSc, PhD, Head of Ethics and Law, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Director / Principal Investigator of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Ethical and Legal Challenges of Conducting Sexuality Research on Adolescents: Gaps and Guidance
Oct 3

HSB, Room 574

Donrich Thaldar, PhD, Academic Leader: Research & Higher Degrees, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Is It Time to Reconsider the Ban on Non-Therapeutic Preimplantation Sex Selection?
Oct 10

HSB, Room 574

Peter Allatt, MA, MHSc, Clinical Ethicist, Bridgepoint Active Health Care, Sinai Health System; Jordan Pelc, MD, MSc, Staff Hospitalist, Sinai Health System, Hospital Medicine Site Lead, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking [VSED]: Another EoL Option or Unacceptable Practice?

Mon. Oct 15
5:00-6:00 pm Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville St., Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Room 2501

Dr. Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Director, Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
4th Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics -
"The Origins and Contributions of Clinical Medical Ethics to Medical Practice"
This lecture was not webcast.
Oct 17

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

Lori Andrews, JD, Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Director, IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology
37th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer (Presented by UHN Bioethics) - Innovation, Technology and Emerging Ethical Challenges: Biospecimens, Data from Apps, and Virtual Clinical Trials
This lecture was not webcast.
Oct 24

HSB, Room 776

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
This seminar was cancelled.
Oct 31

HSB, Room 776

Andria Bianchi, PhD, Bioethicist, University Health Network
Sex and Dementia from an Ethics Perspective: Ethical Complexities, Possible Responses
Link coming soon.
Nov 7

HSB, Room 574

Marcia Sokolowski, C Psych, PhD (Phil), Co-Director of Ethics, Baycrest Health Sciences , Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Nada Abdel-Malek, MPH, MD, CCFP, COE, Care of the Elderly, Special Interest Focused Practice, Staff Physician, Baycrest Hospital, Apotex, Staff Physician, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Lecturer, University of Toronto
Where There Is a WILL There Is a Way: Navigating the Medical and Ethical Terrain
Nov 14

HSB, Room 574

Jamie Robertson, PhD (c), Department of Philosophy, York University, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
Autonomy and the Moral License of Safe Injection Sites
Nov 21

HSB, Room 574

Patrick Garon-Sayegh, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Law and Medicine in the Realm of Rhetoric
Nov 28

Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street, Room 2185

Daniel Buchman, PhD, RSW, Bioethicist, University Health Network, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Karen D. Davis, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience, Krembil Brain Institute; Abhimanyu Sud, MD, Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Staff Physician, Trillium Health Partners, Bridgepoint Collaboratory, Sinai Health System; Lynette S. Kofi, MHSc, Pasternak Injury Professional Law Corporation; Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Toronto Book Launch for Pain Neuroethics and Bioethics
Dec 5

HSB, Room 574

Giles Scofield, JD, MA (Religion), Former Clinical Ethicist and Co-Director of the Fellowship program, Centre for Clinical Ethics
You Don’t Say(-So): Looking for and Worrying About Expert Ethics Testimony in All the Wrong Places
  < 2019 >
Jan 9

HSB, Room 574

Andrew Molas, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, York University
Reflections on Mental Health Stigma, Narrative, and the Lived Experience of Schizophrenia
Jan 16

HSB, Room 574

Dr. Paula Chidwick, Director Research & Corporate Ethics, William Osler Health System; Dr. Jill Oliver, Community Ethicist, William Osler Health System; Dr. Angel Petropanagos, Quality Improvement Ethicist, William Osler Health System
Tools For Change: What Can Ethics Learn From Quality Improvement?
This seminar was not recorded.
Jan 23

HSB, Room 574

Karen Devon, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Endocrine Surgery, Women's College Hospital and University Health Network
Re-Conceptualizing Ethics Through M&M Rounds
Jan 30

HSB, Room 208

Rosalind Abdool, PhD, Ethicist, Trillium Health Partners, Adjunct Instructor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Dianne Godkin, PhD, Senior Ethicist, Trillium Health Partners; Caroline Variath, RN, MN, PhD(s), CSICU Nurse, Trillium Health Partners, Professor, School of Health Sciences, Humber College; Eric Rotgaus, BEd, BCom, BA, RRT, CP, MHSc in Translational Research Candidate 2020
Getting to Know Your Patient's Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)
Feb 6

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
Cancelled due to severe weather.
Feb 13

HSB, Room 574

Don Willison, MSc, ScD, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Principles and Operating Model for Data Governance: The Case of Diabetes Action Canada
Feb 20
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 27

HSB, Room 776

Saumil Dholakia, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), Post Graduate Diploma (Bioethics), MHSc in Bioethics (c), University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Christian Medical College Vellore
Being Mortal: Emerging Themes of Emotional Impact on Health Care Providers Discussing/Participating in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
Mar 6

HSB, Room 574


Marnina Norys, PhD, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
Techniques of Relatedness in Practice: Lessons from Community Mental Health
Mar 13

HSB, Room 574

Rebecca Babcock, MBHL, Program Coordinator, Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada
One Concussion at a Time: Improving Concussion Management Protocol Compliance to Reduce Harm
Mar 20

HSB, Room 574

Ana Komparic, PhD Candidate, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Cécile Bensimon, PhD, Director, Ethics and Professional Affairs, Canadian Medical Association, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Ross Upshur, MA, MD, MSc, Dalla Lana Chair in Clinical Public Health, Head, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, Associate 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
The Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics at 150: Historical and Ethical Reflections
Mar 27

Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 3278

Andrew Pinto, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, MSc, Director, Upstream Lab, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Clinician-Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Division of Clinical Public Health and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
7th Annual Ross Upshur Lecture on Public Health Ethics
"Social Injustice Is Killing People on a Grand Scale": Reorienting Action on Social Determinants Toward Social Justice
Apr 3

HSB, Room 574

Maxwell J. Smith, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies and Department of Philosophy, Western University, Consulting Ethicist, Health Ethics Alliance, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Why "Health Equity in all Policies" is Ethically Problematic
Apr 10

Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, Room 248

Shelly Dev, MD, FRCPC, Director, Resident Education, Co-Director, Fellowship Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lead, Wellness and Mentorship, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Lead, Wellness and Mentorship, Peters-Boyd Academy at Women's College Hospital, North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
12th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care
When Patient Advocacy Takes its Toll: One Physician’s Journey
Apr 25

Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 2173

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, FRCP, The E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of Medical Ethics & Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, Co-Director, Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI), Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University, Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law, Yale Law School
19th Annual Alloway Lecture
Disorders of Consciousness and Disability Rights: Why the Sciences and Humanities must Converse
May 29

Location TBD

Daniel S. Goldberg, JD, PhD, Core Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, CU School of Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, CO School of Public Health, Scholar in Equity, Health, & Law, Farley Health Policy Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
17th Annual Jus Lecture
Topic: chronic pain stigma, ethics, and the history of objectivity

 

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