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Please note that these events are sponsored by organizations other than the Bioethics Center.  For more information or to check the status of a lecture in the event of bad weather, please contact the sponsoring organization.


Monday, December 10

School of Forestry Skype Lecture
Time: 12 PM
Location: 205 Prospect, room 41C
Speaker: Nicholas Smith, research fellow, University College London
Topic: Global Warming in the Media: The Signal to Noise Problem

Tuesday, December 11

Business & Environment Webinar
Time: 12 PM
Location: online
Speaker: Jimmy Daukas, Acting VP of Programs, American Farmland Trust
Topic: Engaging US Producers in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Wednesday, December 12

Lehrman Center Lecture
Time: 12 PM
Location: 230 Prospect room 101
Speaker: Claude d’Estree, Director of International Human Rights Degree Program and Director of Human Trafficking Clinic, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Topic: Methodological Problems in the Study of Forced Labour, Human Trafficking, and Modern Slavery: A Discussion

Thursday, December 13

Program for Humanities in Medicine’s Arnold Baskin Lecture
Time: 5 PM
Location: 300 Cedar St, Anlyan Auditorium
Speaker: Pam Belluck, New York Times Journalist and Author
Topic: Island Practice: Medicine on Nantucket

Thursday, December 20

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Fitkin Amphitheater, 789 Howard Ave.
Speaker: Mark D. Siegel, Professor of Internal Medicine
Topic: The Internist’s Brain: Reflections on Intuition, Logic, and the Purpose of Medicine



Campus Conferences and Off-Campus Events





17th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Conference

(Washington, DC)



APPE 22nd Annual Meeting

(San Antonio, TX)


5th International Symposium on Ethics

(Strasbourg, France)


Sixth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

(Greencastle, IN)


Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013



The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

(Cambridge, MA)


Teaching Research Ethics

(Bloomington, IN)



17th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Conference
December 19
Washington, DC

Register Now! HSC's 17th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Conference on Dec. 19 This year's Wall Street Comes to Washington conference will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The conference, sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will feature a roundtable discussion with Wall Street health care industry analysts and Washington health policy experts. Panelists include: Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., HSC President (Moderator), Robert Berenson, M.D., The Urban Institute, Scott Fidel, Deutsche Bank Securities, Lisa Goldstein, Moody's Investors Service, Carl McDonald, C.F.A., Citi Investment Research, and Sheryl R. Skolnick, Ph.D., CRT Capital Group, LLC.  Panelists will discuss the broad trends shaping the health care system, including the implementation of health care reform and the November elections; the creation of insurance exchanges; the impact of the individual mandate and increased regulation of the insurance market; the future of Medicare Advantage; prospects for provider payment reform; underlying health care spending trends; insurance premium trends; hospital pricing; hospital-physician relations; health information technology; and integrating care delivery. Click here for more information.

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Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Twenty-Second Annual Meeting
Feb 28 – March 3
San Antonio, TX

The Twenty-second Annual Meeting will convene at the St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel, 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, on February 28 - March 3, 2013. The Twenty-second Annual Meeting, open to Association members and nonmembers, welcomes persons from various disciplines and professions for discussion of common concerns in practical and professional ethics. The meeting provides an opportunity to meet practitioners, professionals and scholars who share your interests. The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics was founded in 1991 to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching of high quality in practical and professional ethics by educators and practitioners who appreciate the practical-theoretical aspects of their subjects. The Association facilitates communication and joint ventures among centers, schools, colleges, business and nonprofit organizations and individuals concerned with the interdisciplinary study and teaching of practical and professional ethics. The Association is also the sponsor of the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl held at the Annual Meeting and the 10 Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowls held under its auspices. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Otis Webb Brawley, MD will give the keynote address at the 2013 Annual Meeting. He is the chief medical officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society and has recently published the book, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks about Being Sick in America.  Click here for more info.

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5th International Symposium on Ethics in Strasbourg
10-13 April 2013
Strasbourg (France)

Don’t miss our international symposium in 3 languages (En/Fr/D) on ethical challenges of disability.  Explore the website dedicated to the event (Click here) and submit an abstract or a poster for the event.  For more information: http://www.ethique-jie.unistra.fr

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Sixth Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium
April 11-13, 2013
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics fosters interdisciplinary reflection on moral issues, including questions of justice and public policy, character, duty, and responsibility. In this our sixth year, we will again host the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, designed to encourage undergraduate scholarship and artistic work. This symposium is an outstanding opportunity for student scholars, creative writers, filmmakers and photographers to discuss their ethics-related work with leading scholars and professionals in their fields and to participate in a significant discussion of ethical concerns. Although students may submit essays and creative projects on any issue, each year a theme is selected. This year's theme is Environmental Ethics. The Institute welcomes works centered on ethics from all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and the arts. Examples of the types of works accepted in the past include: argumentative and analytic essays, creative writing, poetry, film, documentaries and photography.

Consisting of DePauw University faculty members, the selection committee for the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium will identify up to thirty works, whose authors will then be invited to the Institute for the three-day symposium, April 11 - 13, 2013. During the Symposium, these students will meet in seminars led by one of the distinguished visiting scholars or professionals, who will read the students’ works and facilitate discussion about them. The students’ travel (airfare or mileage at $.42 per mile up to $400), lodging, and meals while at DePauw will be covered by the Institute. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Verbal texts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, not pdf. (N.B. Place your name and affiliation in a  eparate document, so that the works may be read anonymously.) The precise format of the visual entries may vary, but please note that all works must be submitted electronically, so that they may be transmitted easily to the faculty readers and other students. We would appreciate your submitting the written work in Chicago style. Student essayists (both scholarly and creative non-fiction) and student fiction writers should submit work which does not exceed 3,500 words. Student poets should submit 5-10 poems, not more than 10 pages total; student playwrights and screenwriters should submit a single dramatic work, up to 10 pages in length; film makers and documentarians should submit a single film, up to 10 minutes long; photographers should submit approximately 10 photographs or a video accompanied by a short description. Students whose works are accepted for the Symposium will be notified by March 1, 2013.

For further information, please see the Prindle Institute's website at http://www.depauw.edu/academics/centers/prindle/ues/2013/ or contact Nicki Hewell, Graduate Fellow at elizabethhewell@depauw.edu or 765-658-5021.

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Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during September to secure the lowest registration rate. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration.  The final abstract deadline is September 30. Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference.

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The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to announce plans for this year's annual conference: "The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century."  This one and a half day event will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013, at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you are interested in participating in the conference as a presenter, please send an abstract of the paper you would plan to present to petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu as soon as possible, but not later than Monday, December 10, 2012.  Conference papers need not be law review style or length.  For additional information, please see the full announcement/call for proposals. Please contact Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center, with any questions: hlynch@law.harvard.edu, 617.384.5475.

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Teaching Research Ethics
Twentieth Annual Workshop, May 14-17, 2013
Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions

The Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions will host the annual Teaching Research Ethics Workshop at the Indiana Memorial Union on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington, May 14-17, 2013. Session topics will include:

  • An Overview of Ethical Theory
  • Overview of Research Ethics
  • Trainee and Authorship Issues
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Using Human Subjects in Clinical and Non-Clinical Research
  • Responsible Data Management

Many sessions will feature techniques for teaching and assessing the responsible conduct of research. In addition to plenary sessions, each participant selects an intensive track to meet with the same group twice and two different breakout sessions, which each meet once. Registration is $700 and includes most meals. Participants are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations. A block of room is available at the Indiana Memorial Union, the site of the workshop.  The workshop schedule, registration, and complete information are available at http://poynter.indiana.edu.

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