Past Events

  • 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.

  • The Healing Arts: Storytelling, Music, and the Practices of Medicine

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    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
    Ray Barfield, pediatric oncologist, philosopher, novelist, poet, guitarist and Jeremy Begbie, theologian, pianist, composer, conductor

     

    How do storytelling and music shape our experience as fragile creatures subject to loss, suffering, and death?  What do storytelling, music, and the arts in general contribute to how we conceive of the practices of medicine? Come hear Ray Barfield (pediatric oncologist, philosopher,...

  • To Test or Not To Test: Ethical Decision-Making & Genetic Diseases

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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Jeff Carroll, PhD is a Huntington's Disease family member, a mutation carrier, and a researcher at Western Washington University. He received his positive genetic test result for HD in 2003 and is the father to twins born from a successful round of PDG (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) started in 2005.

     

    Co-sponsored: Duke Science & Society and Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

    Huntington's Disease is a dominant, fatal, neurodegenerative disease. These features suggest that studies of Huntington's Disease should focus on prevention, not symptom...

  • The Power of Intention in Art and Medicine

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    Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Jennifer McCormick, artist, medical illustrator

    In Jennifer McCormick's work as a medical illustrator, she partners with attorneys to create visualizations that explain complex injuries and medical procedures to jury members. In her fine art, she builds on the histories and x-rays of patients to explore "an opportunity for healing, hope, and...

  • 2015 Boyarsky Lecture in Law, Medicine & Ethics

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
    • Endowed Lectureships
    Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

     

    Award-winning author of The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America, Allan Brandt will show how a single product came to play such a dominant role in agriculture, business, medicine and politics. He will evaluate new questions of...

  • State, Environment and Disease: Dengue Fever and the Struggle for Control of Urban Spaces in Delhi and Singapore

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    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Randall M. Packard, PhD is a specialist on the social history of health and disease in Africa and in the history of international health. His newest book, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples, will be published in the summer of 2016. His current project is a book on the history of dengue fever.

     

    Professor Packard’s talk addresses the failure of recent efforts to control Dengue fever by exploring the attempts by government authorities in two very different cities, Singapore and Delhi, to control the urban spaces that provide a home for the Aedes mosquitoes and a breeding ground...

  • If I Have an Interest, Why Is It a Conflict?

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Ross McKinney, Jr., MD focuses his bioethics research on conflict of interest, the ethics of sports medicine, and the process of informed consent. He currently serves on the Board of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.

     

    Financial conflicts of interest in research have drawn the attention of the press, the public, and the federal government in recent years. Legislation like the Physician Sunshine Act and the Open Payments database makes a public spectacle out of the financial relationships between...

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