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Recommended Lectures (Paul M. Schyve, MD Center for Bioethics)

The Paul M. Schyve, MD Center for Bioethics co-sponsors relevant educational lectures and workshops throughout the year with other departments. Some events for the 2017-18 academic year are listed below. Others are added as information becomes available. Lectures that are co-sponsored by the Paul M. Schyve Center are marked with an asterisk (*).

Wed, May 1, 2019. | 12:00 - 1:00 pm   K-307 (3-6408)  A View from the Ramp: Reflections of Medicine in Nazi Germany and the Birth of Bioethics                                                                                                                                                                                                                Presented by: Dr. Bernard Sussman, MD Professor of Clinical Medicine, (Palliative Care), Medical Humanities and Bioethics

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00-8:00pm | Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center

Bioethics Bootcamp: Preparing students for ethical situations in healthcare
Aid in Dying

Presented by:

Timothy E. Quill, MD
Professor of Medicine - Palliative Care
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 7:30pm
Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610

The Vagina Monologues (a play by Eve Ensler)
General admission:
$10 cash at the door
$11.50 card
Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:00-1:00 | Class of '62 Auditorium (1-9425)

Medical Grand Rounds - 2018 Sussman Lecture
Palliative Care and Pain: There and Back Again

Presented by:
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine
Executive Director, Palliative Medicine, Research and Education

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 8:00-9:00am | Saunders Research Building (SRB) Room 1.412
(Open to palliative care providers in the community; visitor parking available in Saunders parking lot)
Palliative Care: Making It Work in a Typical American Health System
Presented by:
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 7:00-8:00pm | Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center

Bioethics Bootcamp: Preparing students for ethical situations in healthcare
Right to Healthcare

Presented by:

William J. Fitzpatrick, PhD
Gideon Webster Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy
University of Rochester Department of Philosophy

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 7:30am-3:30pm | Class of '62 Auditorium and Flaum Atrium

Transgender Health and Wellness 2018 *
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould

Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD

2016-19 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
Medical Director, The Gender Wellness Center
Susquehanna Family Practice

Rev. Moonhawk River Stone

Rev. Moonhawk River Stone, MS, LMHC
Principal, River Stone Consulting


Tuesday-Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018

Guest Lecturer:
Paul Menzel, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Faculty Fellow
Expert in Biomedical Ethics and Philosophy & Health Policy
Department of Philosophy
Pacific Lutheran University

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm | Class of '62 Auditorium
Medicine Grand Rounds
Basic Minimums in Accessible Health Care *

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 7:00-8:30 | Humanities Center CR D
Public Lecture
Dementia, Advance Directives and the Subjective Value of Life *

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm | Class of '62 Auditorium
Schyve Center Rounds
Ethics, Public Policy and Pharmaceutical Prices *

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 8:00am-5:00pm | Various locations

Annual Diversity Conference
Overcoming the Invisible

Keynote speaker:
Ana Navarro
Republican Strategist and political analyst
CNN and CNN En Español
Political contributor, ABC's The View

This year's Diversity Conference aims to explore hidden identities, evolve beyond the social constructions that drive perception, and find pathways to create meaningful change.

For more information, click here.
Thursday through Sunday, April 19-22, 2018
W.J.T. Mitchell: 2018 Distinguished Visiting Humanist

W.J.T. Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. His scholarship pivots on the interplay of vision and language in art, literature, and media. He investigates broad theories of representation and often tackles specific issues in cultural politics and political culture. Mitchell has lectured at universities and art museums throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and the Far East. He is the author of numerous books.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 2:00-4:00pm | Humanities Center Conference Room D
Leaders: Stewart Weaver, PhD and Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, PhD
Reading Group I: Space, Place, Landscape

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 5:30-7:30pm | 1400 Wegmans Hall
Crazy Talk: Madness and Montage in Film
Screening and Panel with Rachel Haidu, Jeffrey Tucker, Patrick Sullivan, Clara Auclair and W.J.T. Mitchell

Free and open to the public

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am | Humanities Center Conference Room D
Panel discussion on the topic of the state of the Humanities and Critical Inquiry with Morris Eaves, Joan Rubin, Robert Doran, Paul Duro, and W.J.T. Mitchell
Leader: Morris Eaves, PhD

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 12:00-2:00pm | Humanities Center Conference Room D
Leader: Laurence Guttmacher, MD
Reading Group II with Medical Humanities and Bioethics: Madness

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 4:00pm- | Hoyt Auditorium
American Psychosis: Trump and the Nightmare of History
Lecture by W.J.T. Mitchell

Free and open to the public

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 2:00pm- | Memorial Art Gallery
Meet the Artist: Javier Téllez in conversation with W.J.T. Mitchell
Artist Javier Téllez will discuss his recent commission for the MAG, and the connections between cinema and mental health with the eminent scholar and theorist W.J.T. Mitchell.

FREE for UR faculty, students and staff with valid ID.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 7:00-8:00pm | Rush Rhees Library, Humanities  Center

Bioethics Bootcamp: Preparing students for ethical situations in healthcare
Uterine Transplantation

Presented by:
Wendy S. Vitek, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Monday, April 30, 2018 | 12:00 and 4:00 | Location to be announced

Faith and Medicine in the Developing World

Presented by:
Alison Wright, Photographer

12:00 presentation to medical school will focus on medical aspects of travel and cultural health in developing countries

4:00 presentation will focus on how cultures in developing countries draw their strength through religion and traditional beliefs and customs and even mark their festivals. Ms. Wright will address such diverse traditions as the Tibetans with the Dalai Lama, the different sects of Buddhism in Tibet, Mongolia, Cambodia and Thailand, the long houses of Papua New Guinea, the priests and Greek Orthodox Timkat festival in Ethiopia, and the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

Diversity Seminar Series
The Diversity Seminar Series is an ACCME accredited series of workshops and lectures developed annually for the benefit of faculty, residents, fellows, students, nurses, social workers and other staff. The series is designed to help participants understand cultural perspectives that may impact patient care, education and research. This will enable them to improve their own teaching, patient care and research relative to diverse populations. In addition, the series aims to help people develop strategies for personal development, mentoring and academic career planning.