Past Events

  • Diabetes and Big Data: Why Medical History Matters for Machine Learning

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Joanna Radin, PhD - History of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

     

    In this talk, Professor Radin will consider the hidden medical and colonial history of the Pima Indian Diabetes Data Set (PIDD) to offer a new perspective on important debates over open access, compensation, participation and the nature of knowledge made from "big data."

    See video recording.

     

  • Spirituality in Healthcare: Just Because It May Be "Made Up" Does Not Mean That It Is Not Real

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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    John Swinton, PhD, Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen

     

    This presentation explores the extraordinarily diverse concept of “spirituality,” specifically as it relates to healthcare practices. It will suggest that there is no such thing as spirituality. It certainly exists insofar as people use the language of spirituality. But it is not “real” in the way that we might consider a table, a chair or a tree to be real. Rather it is a ‘made up’ concept invented by healthcare researchers and practitioners and intended to help us to think about certain things about human beings and human living that, arguably, have been forgotten by current healthcare systems.

    See video recording.

  • Free Film Screening: Being Mortal

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
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    *Registration is required. Currently full; waiting list available.

    Be a part of a national dialogue that asks the question “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” The documentary film Being Mortal delves into the hopes...

  • 2016 Nancy Weaver Emerson Lectureship

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 5:45pm
    Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. This lecture will be held in the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Duke University. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

    Free parking for the Emerson Lecture is available after 5:00pm in a garage adjacent to the Trent Semans Center, the Bryan Research Building Garage...

  • Conference on Emerging Models of Healthcare

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:30pm to Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
    Recent shifts in health care financing, governance, and information management have profoundly shaped the ways health practitioners and patients interact with one another, often leaving both deeply unsatisfied. This conference examined diverse models of clinical care that respond to these shifts, to identify constructive ways forward that meet the needs of both patients and practitioners.

     

    Hosted by Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at the Duke School of Medicine

    For information, visit the conference website. Recordings of conference talks will be posted soon.

  • Medicine and Morally Messy Relationships

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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Kimberley Brownlee, DPhil, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
     

    Medical professionals play a significant role in forging, severing, and reshaping people’s intimate associations when they provide services such as abortion, IVF, sex reassignment surgery, surrogacy, and separating conjoined twins. Given the moral complexity of some types of intimate...

  • 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics

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    Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

     

    Medicine, Society, and Value

    See workshop website for more information.

    A distinguished team of researchers from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in Oxford visits Duke to explore related themes at the intersection of the ethical evaluation of medical interventions, the role of medicine in society, and the value of individuals in society. This two day workshop is the second leg of a ‘home and away’ workshop exchange.

    The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. Registration is not required. Noontime talks include lunch. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center. For more information: Trent.Center@mc.duke.edu or 919 668-9000

  • Disability or Difference?

    Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Julian Savulescu, PhD, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

     

    Lunch provided at NOON ▪ Talk begins at 12:10 pm

    Detailed information about the lecture

    This lecture is part of the upcoming 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics, February 25-26. The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center.

     

  • Cost Equivalence: Pluralist Allocation of Resources in a Public Health System

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Dominic Wilkinson, DPhil, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

     

    Lunch provided at NOON ▪ Talk begins at 12:10 pm

    Detailed information about the lecture

    This lecture is part of the upcoming 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics, February 25-26. The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center.

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