Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Boyarsky Lecture - More Just, More Humane: Reimagining the Social Role of Medicine

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    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 5:45pm
    Arno Kumagai, MD, University of Toronto

    The education and mentorship of future health practitioners play a critical role in their care of the ill and suffering. What does moral education look like? How can we develop a more unified approach to teaching and learning for societal significance? Dr. Kumagai will consider these questions and explore the concept of critical consciousness in teaching for equity and justice. He will show how stories, reflections, and dialogue can foster transformative learning and lead to transformation of the practice of medicine. 

  • 2019 McGovern Lecture - Defining Death: Persistent Problems and Possible Solutions

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    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:45pm
    Robert Truog, MD, Harvard Medical School

    Robert Truog, MD is Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He also practices pediatric intensive care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Truog has published more than 300 articles in bioethics and related disciplines.  He is co-author of Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation (Oxford, 2012).  He lectures widely both nationally and internationally; and is an active member of numerous committees and advisory boards. He is the author of current national guidelines for providing end-of-life care in the intensive care unit.