Northwestern University

Fri 9:00 AM

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Conference: Producing Knowledge, Evolving Practice

When: Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program present

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Conference: Producing Knowledge, Evolving Practice

Celebrating the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program’s tenth anniversary, this conference will showcase the scholarly work of some of our alums and colleagues.

Full Schedule

9:00–9:15 a.m. – Conference Welcome

9:15–10:15 a.m. – Research Panel 1:
- Gregory Brisson: An Ethical Approach to Tracking Former Patients in the Electronic Health Record for Medical Education
- Eugene Pergament: Crossroads in Reproductive Technology
- Natasha Rich: Differences in Attitudes on Disclosure of Inexperience Between Early and Late Clinical Trainees
- Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich: Patients with Multiple Somatic Symptoms and Physicians: At the Mercy of the Medical System

10:30–11:45 a.m. – Research Panel 2:
- Susie Morris: The Psychological Autopsy
- Kathy J. Neely: Medical Disgust: Is it Moral Disgust?
- Eric J. Keller: Humanism in Interventional Radiology
- John E. Franklin: New Ethical Challenges in Liver Transplant Selection
- Aryeh Goldberg: Philosophy's Impact on Clinical Decision-Making: An Example from Assessments of Mental Capacity

12:00–1:00pm – The Bresnahan Keynote Lecture:
The keynote lecture “Taking Turns”: Graphic Medicine and the Oral History of a Chicago AIDS Unit by MA alum MK Czerwiec will discuss the use of comics to tell patients’ and clinicians’ stories, focusing on MK’s own graphic memoir, published this year. (Please note a different venue from other conference events: Baldwin Auditorium, Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago)

1:30–2:30 p.m. – Research Panel 3:
- Sabrina Derrington: The Ethical Obligation for Hospitals to Address Disparities in Health Outcomes
- Robert Dorfman: Ethics and Social Media Use in Plastic Surgery
- Tricia Pendergrast: Maintaining Statistical Soundness While Prioritizing Patient Safety
- Jennifer Y. Seo: Bringing the State to the Dinner Table: Ethical and Legal Issues of State Interventions in Childhood Obesity

All are welcome.
Registration is free.
Lunch will be provided.

Please register to attend:



Register Add Event to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in