Monthly Topical Series

The Health Policy and Bioethics Consortia

The Health Policy and Bioethics Consortia is a monthly series that convenes two international experts from different fields or vantage points to discuss how biomedical innovation and health care delivery are affected by various ethical norms, laws, and regulations.

The consortia are organized by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Support provided by the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.

Donald Berwick speaks at Harvard Center for Bioethics
Friday, December 8, 2017
12:30 - 2 p.m.



 
The United States spends more on health care than any other country, but high spending often does not translate into improved outcomes, particularly in comparison to health systems in other countries.  

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Waterhouse Room
Boston, MA 02115

The Ethics of Health Care Reform

Friday, September 15, 2017
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET


Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Avenue
TMEC Amphitheater
Boston, MA 02115

Crowdfunding Medical Care: Identifying ethical implications
Wednesday, April 5
12:30 pm

There is a growing push to incorporate patient voices more directly at the FDA in decision making about investigational drugs, but what are the optimal parameters of patients' contributions? 

There has been ongoing debate regarding the ownership of publicly and privately funded trial data. What are the ethical duties to trial participants? What are the possible benefits and harm of rapid widespread data sharing?

Friday May 12, 2017
12:30-2:00pm

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
25 Shattuck Street
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115
 

Friday, April 14, 2017
12:30 – 2pm

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
25 Shattuck Street
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:30 – 2pm

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall
25 Shattuck Street
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115

Friday, February 10, 2017
12:30 – 2 p.m.


Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Hall
Milstein East C (2036)
Cambridge, MA 02138