Bioethics Conferences, Lectures, and Events
The Program hosts several events each year for the public and for staff; from week long retreats to hour long lectures. Check back here regularly to see what is being offered.
The Albert R. Jonsen Bioethics Symposium
The Journey of Bioethics: Past, Present, and Future
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Click here to make a donation to the Bioethics Endowed Fund in honor of Dr. Jonsen.
Community & Professional Events
Noon Conferences & Grand Rounds
These events are for For California Pacific Staff. For more information, please call (415) 600-1647.
- Upcoming Grand Rounds TBA.
- Upcoming Noon Conferences TBA.
- Upcoming Schwartz Rounds TBA.
Belmont to the Bedside: Translating the Principles of Ethics to the Practice of Medicine
Annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics
Saturday June 8, 2013
The Belmont Report (1979) is often referred to as the Bedrock of Bioethics. This Workshop offers the unique opportunity to revisit the principles stated in the Belmont Report though the eyes of one of its authors, the Program in Medicine and Human Values’ senior scholar, Dr. Albert Jonsen. We will focus on the relevance of the goals espoused in that document to clinical medicine in the 21st Century. Have the authors’ intentions been correctly interpreted and successfully implemented? How are the ethical principles applicable to the practical work of Ethics Committees making bedside recommendations?
The workshop faculty will discuss the significance and application of key principles which came out of the Belmont Report as they apply to clinical ethics situations, using case scenarios to teach the principles pertaining to ethics consultation cases.
The afternoon session will explore three clinical issues which are commonly encountered in the process of clinical ethics consultation: decision making for the unrepresented, obligations to the challenging patient and, assessing a patient’s capacity to express their values and preferences for medical treatments. Program and Registration
Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education
19-21 June 2013, Paris France
Each year, Cambridge University Press partners with Sciences Po, Chesapeake IRB, Reid Hall (Columbia University) and our Program to host the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education. This annual meeting brings bioethics educators from all over the world to engage in information sharing, bioethics education innovation, and scholarship. Visit cambridgebioethics.com for more information.