Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

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The UCSD Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

This series is co-sponsored by the UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics. 

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at UCSD in the Biomedical Research Facility 2, room 2A03 . 

To subscribe/unsubscribe to the Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series mailing list, please send an email to ethics@ucsd.edu.

For more information, contact Mary Devereaux at mdevereaux@ucsd.edu.

 

2018

Date Topic Location Discussion
Leader
August 15 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
September 19 No meeting  N/A N/A

October 17

Illness, Challenges to the Self, and the Power of Empathic Curiosity UCSD, Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, room 145

Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Berkeley Group for the Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies 

Halpern_Slides 2018

November 19

Brain Death Uncertainty: Growing Challenges to Its Legal Status

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4:00-6:00PM UCSD, Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, room 145

Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD, Director of the Health Law Institute, Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

December 19 Winter Break:       No meeting  N/A N/A

  

2019

Date Topic Location Discussion
Leader
January 16

Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good: From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond

UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 Cathy Gere, 

Associate Professor of the History of Science and Medicine & Director, Science Studies Program UCSD History Department

February 20

Should Physicians Ever Challenge Patients’ Values?

UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 Dan Brudney, University of Chicago, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Sponsored by Institute for Practical Ethics
March 20 Spring Break:        No meeting  N/A N/A
April 17 TBA UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 TBA
May 15 TBA UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 TBA
June 19 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
July 17 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
August 21 Summer Break:    No meeting  N/A N/A
September 18 TBA UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 TBA
October 16 TBA UCSD, Biomedical Research Facility II- Room 2A03 TBA
November 20 Thanksgiving Break: No meeting  N/A N/A
December 18 Winter Break:       No meeting  N/A N/A