Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The 2005- 2006 Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series is supported by a generous gift from California Western School of Law (CWSL) and The Institute of Health Law Studies at CWSL. It meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are on Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at UCSD in the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF), Room 175. To subscribe/unsubscribe to the ethics-l mailing list, please go to:

2006 Topic Discussion Leader
January 18 Compensation for Research Subjects: 
Ethical Pros and Cons
Laura DunnUCSD Dept. of Psychiatry/td>
February 15 The New Crisis in Human Subject Protection:
Is Accreditation the Solution?
Steve Smith
California Western School of Law
March 15 Science Education: 
What to Do About Intelligent Design?
Harry Klemfuss
VA San Diego Healthcare System
April 19 Therapeutic Forgetting: Legal and Ethical Implications of Memory-Dampening Drugs Adam Kolber
USD Law School
May 17 Stem Cell Research:
Ethical Issues, ESCRO Committees, and Beyond
Mike Kalichman
UCSD Research Ethics Program 
June 21 Conscience in the Clinic: 
When patient requests and physician ethics conflict
Matthew A. Allison
UCSD Family and Preventive Medicine
July 19 New Approaches to the Legal Aftermath of 
Medical Error: From Punishment to Prevention
Ed Dauer
Sturm College of Law,
University of Denver
August Summer break - no meeting  
September 20 Ethical Reasoning in Medicine -- Or the Contrary? Beatrice Golomb
UCSD Department of Medicine
October 18 Pathological Science Ivan Schuller
UCSD Department of Physics
November 15 Ethical Issues in Donor Insemination: 
What Should We Tell the Children?
Ellen Waldman
Thomas Jefferson School of Law  
December Winter break - no meeting  


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

The UC San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of one credit per hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation 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.