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Ethics Center Lectures

Ethics Lecture Series

CEUs are available for RNs, LCSWs, MFTs, PTs.
Approved by BRN Provider #12511 for 1.0 Contact Hours.
This free course meets the qualifications for 1.0 CEU's for LCSW's and MFT's required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Department of Clinical Social Work. PCE Provider #592.
Approved for 1.0 Continuing Competence Credit for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, as required by the Physical Therapy Board of CA.

Upcoming Lectures

Annual Weinberger-Vermut Ethics Genetic Lecture
S. Jay Olshanky, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
Tuesay, November 18, 2014; 12pm-1pm
Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium Room B-130

 


Previous Lectures

The UCLA Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and UCLA Health System Ethics Center
Co-sponsor Pulmonary Grand Rounds and Ethics Noon Lecture
Why is there a Disconnect about Prognosis between Physicians and Surrogates in Intensive Care Units?
Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Friday, June 27, 2014

Litvak Public Lecture
A Panel Discussion for the Public and Healthcare Professionals
Death: Why the Brain Matters
Alex Capron, LL.B  Professor, Law and Medicine
James Hynds, Ph.D. Senior Clinical Ethicist, UCLA Health System
Paul Vespa, M.D. Director, Neuro ICU, RRUCLA Medical Center
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jahi Mcmath and Medical Futility: California Law on Therapeutic Obstinacy and Non-Beneficial Treatment
(co-sponsored by UCLA School of Law)
Thaddeus M. Pope, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Health Law Institute
Associate Professor of Law
Hamline University School of Law

Responding to Patients Who Want "Everything"
Timothy E. Quill, MD
Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Thursday, January 16, 2014 12pm-1pm
Louis Jolyon West Auditorium C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI)

"We Are Not Good At What We Are Doing": How Healthcare Providers make End-of-Life Discussions Even More Difficult
Anita Ho, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Director, Ethics Services, Providence Healthcare, Vancouver
Thursday, November 7,2013 1-2:30pm
Location: Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Room 3-3102

Annual Weinberger-Vermut Genetics Lecture
Thomas H. Murray, PhD
Senior Research Scholar
President Emeritus, The Hastings Center
Thursday, October 17, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm

Integrating palliative & critical care: Opportunities for quality improvement
Randy Curtis, MD, MPH, FCCP
Section Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Friday, June 28, 2013
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Tamkin Auditorium
12:00-1:00pm
Live Videoconference Available in the SM- UCLA Auditorium

Imaging the Unimaginable: Ethics and Neuroimaging in Disorders of Consciousness
Panelists:
Martin M. Monti, PhD.
Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN
Kevin M. Dirksen, M.Div., M.Sc.
Moderator: Katherine Brown-Saltzman
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Tamkin Auditorium
12:00-1:00pm

Corporations and Public Health: Profits before people?
Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP
UCLA School of Medicine (Class of 1990)
Author of the Public Health and Social Justice Reader
Founder of the Public Health and Social Justice Website
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Louis Jolyon West Auditorium
C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI)
12:00-1:00pm

Desktop Medicine: How Risk is Remaking Health, Disease, and the Practice of Medicine
Jason Karlawish, MD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ronald Reagan Tamkin Auditorium
SPECIAL TIME: 4:00-5:00pm
Livestreaming available from Santa Monica UCLA Conference Room 1

Annual Weinberger-Vermut Genetics Ethics Lecture
Gene Patents: Controversy and Turbulence
Robert Cook-Deegan, MD
Research Professor
Genome Ethics, Law & Policy
Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Louis Jolyon West Auditorium
C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI)

Advance Care Planning: What's Failed? What's Worked?
Bernard Hammes, PhD
Director
Respecting Choices(r) and Medical Humanities
Gundersen Health System
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ronald Reagan Tamkin Auditorium
12:00-1:00pm
Livestreaming available from Santa Monica UCLA Conference Room 1

Penn State- Could it Happen Here? Creating a culture that listens
Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing,
Kennedy Institute Scholar
Georgetown University
and
Katherine Brown-Saltzman, MA, RN
Co-Director, Ethics Center
UCLA Health
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Louis Jolyon West Auditorium
C8-183, Semel Institute (NPI)
12:00-1:00pm

Ethics and Money in Medicine: A lighthouse versus a Siren Song
Miran Epstein, MD, PhD
Reader in Medical Ethics
Queen Mary University of London
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
12:00-1:00pm
NPI Auditorium

Incurable Mental Illness and Futility: The Ethics of Limiting Medical Treatment
Colleen M Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE
Chief and Executive Director, Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care
Associate professor, Department of Critical Care
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12:00-1:00pm
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center
Live Streaming available to Santa Monica UCLA Auditorium

Health Care in an Era of Finite Resources: The Great Ethical Challenge
David B. Rueben, MD
Director
Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
Archstone Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center
12:00-1:00pm

Annual Weinberger-Vermut Genetics Ethics Lecture
Biogenetics and the Concept of Humanity
Bartha Knoppers, PhD, Ad.E., O.C.
Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine
Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine
Senior Researcher, C.R.D.P.
Universite de Montreal 
Thursday, November 10, 2011
12:00-1:00pm
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center

Approach to the Incapable Medical Patient Needing Urgent Care:
Case Presentation and Discussion
Neil Wenger, MD
Isla Garraway MD, PhD
Jane Boubelik JD
John Brooks MD, PhD
James Spar MD
James Hynds LL.B., PhD
Thursday, October 20, 2011
12:00-1:00pm
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center

Why Good People Make Bad Ethical Decisions
Alex Rajczi, PhD
Deborah and Kenneth Novack
Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership
George R. Roberts Fellow
Department of Philosophy
Claremont McKenna College
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center
12:00-1:00pm

The Coming Revolution: Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis
Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Professor of Genetics
Stanford School of Medicine
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tamkin Auditorium, RR UCLA Medical Center
12:00-1:00pm

"The Hippocratic Oath and Medical Ethics"
Steven Miles, MD
Professor, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
NPI Auditorium C8-183
12:00-1:00pm

"The Woman Who Refuses an Emergency C-Section: Using Cultural Competence to Resolve an Ethical Conflict."
Henry Abramovitch, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Education
Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Friday, August 13, 2010
NPI Auditorium C8-183
12:00-1:00pm

" The Real Patient and the iPatient- Bedside Medicine in a Technological Age"
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
NPI Auditorium C8-183
12:00-1:00pm

"Disclosing Medical Errors: Standard Practice, Uncertainties and Ethics"
Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
Director, Georgetown University Center for Clinical Bioethics
Professor of Medicine and Nursing
March 18, 2010
NPI Auditorium C8-183
12:00-1:00pm

"A Challenging Ethics Case in the NICU"
John J. Paris, S.J.
Walsh Professor of Bioethics
Theology Department
Boston College
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
12:00-1:00pm

Atul Gawande, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Staff Writer for the New Yorker
Presenting on his Book "The Checklist Manifesto"

Friday, January 15, 2010
NPH Auditorium C8-183 NPH
12:00-1:00pm

Rafael Campo, MD
Professor of General Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Faculty, Lesley University Creative Writing MFA Program
"Cultural Competence: Poetry and the Importance of Voice in the Illness Experience"

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
12:00-1:00pm

Annual Weinberger-Vermut Genetics Ethics Lecture:
"Negotiating the Incidentalome: When Genomic Tools Tells us More than we Expected"

Eric T. Juengst, Ph.D
Professor of Bioethics
Director, Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law
Case Western Reserve University
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Place: Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

"Lost in Translation: Negotiating Conflicts over Care"
Robert Arnold, MD
Leo H. Criep Chair in Patient Care
Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine
Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Assistant Director for Education
University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law
Date:
October 20, 2009
Place: Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

"They're Still My Patients: Exploring Ethical & Psychological Issues in Donation after a Circulatory Determination of Death"
James DuBois, PhD, DSc
Hubert Mader Chair of Health Care Ethics
Department Chair and Bander Center Director
Date:Thursday, September 17, 2009
Place: Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

"Improving Hospital-Based Palliative Care: Results of a Clinical Trial"
Speaker:
Kenneth Rosenfeld, MD
Director, Palliative Care Section
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Date: Monday June 15th, 2009
Place: Tamkin Auditorium
         Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Click HERE to view flyer

"Does Character Really Count in Health Care?
Speaker: Michael Josephson, J.D.
Josephson Institute of Ethics
Los Angeles, California
Ethicist, Speaker, Author, Consultant, Radio Commentator
Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time:  12:00pm-1:00pm
Place:  NPH Auditorium C8-183 NPH

The Right to Privacy and Disease Reporting in America
Speaker:
Amy Fairchild, PhD
Columbia University
Department Chair, Sociomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
Date:  January 13, 2009
*NOTE DIFFERENT TIME: 12:30-1:30pm*
Place: NPH Auditorium C8-183 NPH
Co-Sponsored with Medical History and Humanities Department
Click here to view flyer

Palliative Care for Patients with ALS:  Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best
Speaker:  Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, DSc
Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology  
Columbia University
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neurological Institute 
Date:  October 16, 2008 
Time:  12:00-1:00pm
Place:  NPH Auditorium C8-183 NPH
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Goals and Dilemmas: Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in End-stage Disease
Speaker:
  Kenneth Brummel-Smith, M.D.
Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor and Chair 
Department of Geriatrics 
Florida State University College of Medicine  
Date:  September 17, 2008
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  Ronald Regan Auditorium Room B-130

 

Baby Blood: Creating a Population Biobank from Residual Newborn Screening Samples
Weinberger-Vermut Family Lecture
Genetics Ethics Lecture Subject
Speaker:
  Jeffrey Botkin, MD, PhD
Date:  December 18, 2007
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  33-105 CHS

Living Into Leadership: A Journey in Ethics
Speaker:
  Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy
Date:  November 27, 2007
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  33-105 CHS

For Love or Money! The Debate over Organ Sales
Speaker: Gabriel M. Danovitch, M.D. University of California Los Angeles
Date:  June 20, 2007
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place: 53-105 CHS 

Withholding Life-Sustaining Treatment: An Ethical Challenge in Critical Care?
Speaker: James A. Hynds, LLB, PhD, Clinical Ethicist
University of California Los Angeles
Date: May 9, 2007
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Place: 33-105 CHS

Family Presence during Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures
Speaker: Beth Henneman, RN, PhD Assistant Professor of Nursing 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Date:  March 22, 2007 
Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm 
Place: To Be Announced

When Families and Healthcare Professionals Disagree
Speaker: Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
 Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University
Date:  January 18, 2007 
Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm 
Place:  NPH Auditorium
*Continuing Education Credits will not be available for this lecture only, we apologize for this inconvenience

Patients or Subjects or Both? What Biobanks Will Mean for You
Speaker: Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD
Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy 
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Genetics and Health Policy
Professor of Law, Professor of Pediatrics
Date: October 17, 2006
Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm
Place:  53-105 CHS

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Honoring Patient Wishes: The National POLST Paradigm Initiative
Speaker: Patrick M. Dunn, MD, FACP
Chair, National POLST Paradigm Initiative, Center for Ethics in Health Care
Oregon Health and Science University
Date:  September 20, 2006
Time:  12:00 - 1:00pm
Place:  53-105 CHS

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Family Conferences: How to do Them Right
Presented by: Iris Cohen Fineberg, PhD, MSW
Visiting Assistant Researcher, UCLA
and Steven Asch, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, VAGLAHS
Date: July 12, 2006
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Place: 53-105 CHS

To Tell or Not to Tell: Families of Terminally Ill Children
Talking About Illness and Death

Speaker: Myra Bluebond-Langner, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Rutgers University
Date: May 19, 2006
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Place: 53-105 CHS

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The Schiavo and Wendland Cases: What We Can Learn From Them
Speaker: Jon Eisenberg, Esq
Civil Appeals Attorney Of counsel with Horvitz & Levy LLP
Adjunct Professor, UC Hastings Law School
Date: April 19, 2006
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Place: 53-105 CHS

Last Resort Ethics
Speaker: Christine Mitchell, RN, MS, FAAN
Director, Office of Ethics, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Director of Clinical Ethics, Harvard Medical School
Ethics Consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Monday, March 6, 2006
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Place: 73-105 CHS

Defining Diseases: Benefits and Opportunity Costs
Speaker: Robert Kaplan, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Services
UCLA School of Public Health
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Place: 53-105 CHS

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Successfully Meeting the Challenge of Medically Treating Jehovah's Witnesses
Speaker:  David Goldfarb, Minister
Chairman, Los Angeles Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses
Date:  June 3, 2008
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  53-105 CHS

Controversial Medical Research and the Restoration of Public Trust
Speaker:  Gerald Kutcher, PhD, Professor
 State University of New York at Binghamton
Date:  April 28, 2008
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  NPI Auditorium  Room C8-183

What is Moral Distress and Why Should We Care About It?
Speaker:  Ann Hamric, RN, PhD, FAAN
Date:  March 18, 2007
Time:  12:00 - 1:00
Place:  33-105 CHS