Topic and Speaker List

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy Past Events

Bi-Annual DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy 


September 27, 2021
Triage and the Allocation of Scarce Resources 
Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.
Bernard Lo, M.D.
Moderated by: Markay Riippa, D. Bioethics, MA, BSN, RN, CNML, HEC-C


February 22, 2021
The Role of Religion in Health Care
Ana S. Iltis, PhD

October 5, 2020
The Ethics of Futile Treatment
Gabriel Bosslet, MD
Stuart Youngner, MD

March 16, 2020
(Canceled Due to COVID-19)

October 14, 2019
The Power of Data and the Dilemma of Privacy
I. Glenn Cohen, J.D.
Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D.

March 25, 2019
Conscientious Objection in Health Care
Lauris Kaldjian, MD, Nancy Berlinger, PhD

September 17, 2018 
Ethics of Health Care Access
Larry Temkin, PhD, T.R. Reid

March 26, 2018 
Ethics of Genome Editing
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, (Alta Charo, JD – unable to attend)

October 16, 2017 
The Ethics of Health Choices – Rationing
Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, Susan Goold, MD, MHSA, MA

March 27, 2017 
The Medicalization of Society
Robert Arnold, MD, Timothy Quill, MD

September 26, 2016 
The Medicalization of Society
Jerome Wakefield, PhD, Michael First, MD

March 14, 2016 
Is American Going to Pot?
Kevin Hill, MD, MHS, Yasmin Hurd, MD

October 26, 2015 
Ethics of Resource Allocation across the Lifespan
Mildred Solomon, EdD, Frederick Zimmerman, PhD

April 13, 2015 
Health Care Knowledge via the Media: Is More Information Better? – An Ethical Approach
Matthew Herper, Christine Laine, MD, MPH

September 8, 2014 
Ethics and Economics: New Drug Development
Ernst R. Berndt, PhD, Leonard M. Fleck, PhD

March 24, 2014 
Promises and Perils of Genetic Testing
David, E. Housman, PhD, Eric T. Juengst, Phd

September 16, 2013 
The Patient-Physician Relationship and the Impact of Systems on Healthcare Delivery
Eric M. Meslin, PhD, Paul D. Scanlon, MD

March 25, 2013 
The Patient-Physician Relationship in the Context of the New Technological Reality
Joel Howell, MD, PhD, Howard Brody, Md, PhD

September 24, 2012 
American Healthcare: Ethical Dimensions of Financing Healthcare Reform
Larry R. Churchill, PhD, Robert E. Moffitt, PhD

March 26, 2012 
American Healthcare: Necessary Components of an Ethical Reformation
Theodore R. Marmor, PhD, E. Haavi Morreim, Jd, PhD

September 19, 2011 
Designer Life: Promises and Perils
Paul Keim, PhD, Laurie Zoloth, PhD

March 7, 2011 
Negotiating Death: Does Culture Matter?
Timothy E. Quill, MD, Barbara A. Koenig, PhD

September 27, 2010 
Vaccinations: Individual Responsibility or Societal Obligation?
Matthew Wynia, MD, Thomas May, PhD

March 8, 2010 
Rationing vs. Rationalizing Healthcare
Norman Daniels, PhD, Peter Ubel, MD

September 28, 2009 
Nature and Nurture: Their Contributions to Behavior
Turhan Canli, PhD, Philip M. Rosoff, MD

March 16, 2009 
The Mental Health Challenge: Treating Patients and Protecting Society
Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Robert F. Schopp, PhD, JD

September 8, 2008 
Patient Rights vs Doctor Conscience
Farr A. Curlin, MD, R. Alta Charo, JD

March 24, 2008 
Public Policy vs. Personal Choice: The HPV Vaccine Debate
Diane Medbed Harper, MD, Neal A. Halsey, MD

September 10, 2007 
Universal Health Care
Frank Dobson, MP, Thomas R. Russell, MD

March 5, 2007 
Gene Ownership & Patents
Rebecca S. Eisenberg, PhD, Jorge A. Goldstein, PhD, JD

October 5, 2006 
The Beginning of Life
Maureen Condic, PhD, Rabbi David Krishef, Gilbert Meilaender, PhD, Abdulaziz Sachedina, PhD

March 2, 2006 
End of Life Care
Daniel Callahan, PhD

October 17, 2005 
The Human Genome and Genetic Intervention
William Hurlbut, MD

March 8, 2005 
Disparities in Healthcare in the USA
Carolyn Clancy, MD

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