Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The UCSD and Donald Shapiro 2006-2007 Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series is supported by a generous gift from The Institute of Health Law at the California Western School of Law (CWSL), which co-sponsors with UCSD aMaster's Degree in Health Law. It meets once monthly for faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

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

2007 Topic Discussion Leader
January 17 Research MR Exams in Liver Transplant Patients: Ethical and Clinical Issues Claude B. Sirlin
UCSD Dept. of Radiology
February 21 Substance Abuse Research in Ethnic Minorities David Gilder
The Scripps Research Institute
March 21 Randomized trials in social science:
How do they differ frommedical trials, and what are the implications?
Craig McIntosh
UCSD Dept. of Economics
April 18 Human Embryonic Stem Cells:
Who Owns Them?
Jeanne Loring
The Burnham Institute
May 16 To Tube Or Not To Tube Carole Roth
Naval Medical Center,
San Diego
June 20 New Rules for Clinical Trials:
Good or Bad News?
Michael Caligiuri
UCSD Clinical Research Protections Program
& Michael Kalichman
UCSD Research Ethics Program
July 18 Man-made health disasters: The example of Iraq and our ethical responsibilities Wael Al-Delaimy
UCSD Family and Preventive Medicine
August Summer break - no meeting
September 19 The Flesh Made Word:
Banking the Body in the Age of Information
Cathy Gere
UCSD Dept. of History
(History of Medicine)
October 10 California's Efforts to Improve Quality of Care in Hospitals: New Reporting Requirements
Please note change in regularly scheduled day
Mark Johnson
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc.
November 14 Inclusion and Difference:Gender, Race, and the Politics and Ethics of Medical Research
Please note change in regularly scheduled day & location:
Leichtag Biomedical Research Room 205
Steven Epstein
UCSD Dept. of Sociology
December 19 Physician Conflicts:
Duties to The Patient vs. Duties to Society
Neil Farber
Internal Medicine Perlman


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.