Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics. All meetings are Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are at UCSD in Medical Teaching Facility (MTF) 175

2004 Topic Discussion
January 21

Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Women's Health Initiative Study

Cynthia Stuenkel,
Mary Devereaux
February 18 The Failure to Disclose Adverse Effects: The Case of the SSRIs Loren Mosher
March 17 Embryonic Stem Cell Chimera Research: What is it? What are its benefits? What concerns does it raise? Mark Mercola
April 21 Informed Consent for Research: How "Informed" Is It? Dilip Jeste
May 19 The Use of Patient Data Without Consent Matthew Allison
June 16 The Parent Trap: Uncovering Bias in Judicial Treatment of Frozen Embryo Disputes
Leichtag Building Room 2A05
Ellen Waldman
July 21 Traversing An Ethical Minefield:
The Continuing Stem Cell Debate
Evan Snyder
August 18 Summer break - no meeting  
September 15 International AIDS Research Christopher Mathews
October 20 Complementary Medicine in the Treatment of Cancer: Ethical Issues Gordon Saxe
November 17 Ethical and Legal Issues in End of Life Care: A Case of an Elderly Breast Cancer Patient Bryan A. Liang
December 15 Using the Medicine of History Harry Powell


The UC San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. 

The UC San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for one credit per hour of Category 1credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.  


  1. To increase awareness of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice, and teaching. 
  2. To increase discussion and understanding of the ethical dimensions of research, clinical practice and teaching.