Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The UCSD and Donald Shapiro 2007-2008 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 a Master'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 the Medical Teaching Facility (MTF), Room 175. To subscribe/unsubscribe to the ethics-l mailing list, please go to

2008 Topic Discussion Leader
January 16 A Technological Fix to an Ethical Problem?
New Developments in Stem Cell Research
Larry Goldstein, Ph.D. UCSD Stem Cell Program
& Mary Devereaux Ph.D.,
Mike Kalichman Ph.D Research Ethics Program
February 20 Ethical Issues in Oncology

Steven C. Plaxe, M.D./continuing-education/past-program

Reproductive Medicine/continuing-education/past-program

Gynecologic Oncology/continuing-education/past-program

March 19 Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Terry Schwartz, M.D.
Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
April 16

Military Medical Ethics: An Overview

 CAPT William R. Kiser
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
May 21 A beachead on an untamed shore-- a former ethicist battles living kidney donor selection  Robert Steiner, M.D. 
June 25 Reproductive Genetic Technologies:
What Religious People Think

Please note change in regularly scheduled day 
 John Evans, Ph.D.
UCSD Sociology
July 16 Securing Consent When Clinical Trials are Painful or Prolonged  Jeff Chang, M.D.
UCSD Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
August Summer break - no meeting  
September 17 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Ethical Issues for Medical Providers  Allen McCutchan, M.D.
October 15 Science and Religion: Untangling the Arguments Lawrence Hinman, Ph.D.
November 19 Ethical Drugs  Steve Smith, Dean, California Western School of Law
December 17

Medical Ethics Education /continuing-education/past-program

 Lynette Cederquist, M.D.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:/continuing-education/past-program

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./continuing-education/past-program

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./continuing-education/past-program

GOALS and OBJECTIVES:/continuing-education/past-program

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./continuing-education/past-program