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Resistance: The Sixth Annual Northwestern Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference

When: Friday, May 19, 2023
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM CT

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

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic


The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program are hosting a one-day conference dedicated to engaging the Northwestern and Chicagoland communities in the rich, multidisciplinary research and scholarship of our field.


An exciting lineup of presentations and discussions--centered around this year's theme: RESISTANCE--will showcase diverse work by a mix of Northwestern Medicine clinicians and researchers, colleagues from other Chicagoland institutions, and alumni of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics graduate program.


In our keynote presentation, Louise P. King, MD, JD (Harvard Medical School) and Katie Watson, JD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) will consider clinicians’ options and obligations in response to criminal laws prohibiting the provision of abortion care. When legislatures pit the freedom and livelihood of clinicians against the health and self-determination of pregnant people, what could or should resistance look like?


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