All course sessions will be held in the Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Amphitheater located at 260 Longwood Ave. unless otherwise noted.  http://campustour.hms.harvard.edu

The Friday morning session will be held in the Joseph Martin Conference Center Amphitheater located at 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur.

Wednesday, June 2017

8-8:30 am | TMEC Atrium
Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am | TMEC Amphitheater
Welcome

8:45-9:45 am | TMEC Amphitheater
Clinical Bioethics: Cases, Concepts and Committees 
Christine Mitchell RN

9:45-10:45 am | TMEC Amphitheater
Moral Reasoning: Philosophy & Clinical Bioethics 
Andrew Schroeder PhD

10:45-11:00 am
Refreshment Break

11-12:00 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Medical Futility 
Robert Truog MD

12:00-1:45 pm  | Lunch
Small Group Case Discussion over Lunch (See nametag for assigned rooms)
“Mr. T’s Story”

1:45-2:45 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Atoms, Autonomy and Molecular Ethics 
Lachlan Forrow MD

2:45-3:00 pm | TMEC ATRIUM
Coffee and transition break

3:00-4:15 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Concurrent Sessions

  • Advance Care Planning | TMEC 448
    David Sontag JD MBE

  • Exploring the interface of ethics and communication in prenatal care  | TMEC 446
    Stephen Brown MD

  • HMS Center for Bioethics: Educational Opportunities | TMEC 426
    Brooke Tempesta, Master in Bioethics Program Manager

  • QALYs and DALYs: A Primer | TMEC 423

  • Reason and Emotion in Ethics: Mind the Gap | TMEC 209
    Guy Maytal MD

  • Structuring Ethics Committees and Consult Services | TMEC 250
    Christine Mitchell RN

4:15-5:15 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Clinical Ethics Consultation: Standards and Strategies
Martha Jurchak RN PhD

5:15-6:00 pm | TMEC ATRIUM
Networking Reception

6:00-7:30 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Medically Assisted Dying: Tensions and Legal Approaches
Rebecca Brendel JD MD, Brendan Abel Esq., Lachlan Forrow MD
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

8:45 am | TMEC Atrium
Continental Breakfast

9:25 am | TMEC Amphitheater
Announcements

9:30 am-12:15 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Approaches to Ethical Analysis

  • Principlism
    Patrick Smith PhD
  • Casuistry
    Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS
  • Virtue Ethics
    Sebastian Porsdam Mann PhD

Questions and Comments

  • Feminist Ethics
    Charlene Galarneau PhD
  • Utilitarianism
    Spencer Hey PhD
  • Narrative Ethics
    Charlotte Harrison JD PhD

Questions and Comments

12:15 pm  | Transition Break

12:30-1:30 pm  | Lunch
Small Group Case Discussion over Lunch (See nametag for assigned rooms)
“A Mother’s Death”

1:45-2:30 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Teaching Bioethics: Practical Approaches to Common Challenges
Ed Hundert MD

2:30-3:15 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Rationing and Distributive Justice
Andrew Schroeder PhD

3:15-3:30 pm  |
Refreshment and Transition Break

3:30-4:45 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Concurrent Sessions

  • Organizational Ethics in a Changing Health Policy Environment: What's a Hospital To Do? | TMEC L-008
    Lauren Taylor, MPH, MDiv
  • Consultation Considerations in Patients with Neurological Disorders | TMEC L-007
    Kaarkuzhali Krishnamurthy, MD, MBE

  • Defining Death and Organ Transplantation | TMEC 227
    Robert Truog MD

  • Autonomy Is Not Enough: The Case for New Approaches to Care Near the End of Life | TMEC 250
    Mildred Solomon EdD

  • Professionalism, Ethics and Behavioral Health | TMEC 209
    Stephen O’Neill LicSW, JD

  • Talking to Families about Ethics Consultation –A Video | TMEC 333
    Martha Jurchak and Wendy McHugh RN MA

4:45-5:45 | TMEC Amphitheater
When Things Go Wrong: Talking with Patients after Medical Mistakes
Robert Truog MD

5:30 | TMEC ATRIUM
Adjourn to Networking Reception
 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Note Change in Location

7:45 am | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Lobby
Breakfast

8:25 | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Amphitheater
Welcome and Announcements

8:30-9:30 am | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Amphitheater
Ethical Care for Transgender and Intersex Patients 
Elizabeth Reis, PhD

9:30-10:30 am | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Amphitheater
Neuroethics and Disorders of Consciousness
Thomas Cochrane MD

10:30-10:45 am | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Lobby
Refreshment break

10:45-11:45 am | Joseph Martin Conference Center (NRB) Amphitheater
What Ethics Committees Should Know About the Law
Holly Lynch JD MBE

11:45-12:45 pm | Joseph Martin Conference Center Amphitheater
Ethical Issues in Women’s Health and Assisted Reproduction 
Louise King JD MD

12:45 LunchTransition (pick up box lunch)

Tables and discussion in TMEC Atrium

1:45-3:00 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Learning Skills of Conflict Management for Challenging Ethics Consultations
Autumn Fiester PhD

3:00-3:15 pm | TMEC ATRIUM
Refreshment break

3:15-4:30 pm | TMEC Amphitheater
Learning Skills of Conflict Management for Challenging Ethics Consultations (continued)
Autumn Fiester PhD

4:30 | TMEC Amphitheater
Evaluation and Closing Remarks

4:35 | The 2017 Harvard Clinical Ethics Course is Adjourned