Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics

The annual Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics brings distinguished medical ethics scholars to the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus to present and discuss the challenging moral issues in biomedicine. Established in 2007 in honor of UT Southwestern’s Daniel W. Foster, M.D., the Lectureship also offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and trainees to discuss medical ethics in an intimate setting.

The 2016 Daniel W. Foster, M.D.
Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics

“Disorders of Consciousness and Neuroethics: Why Rights Must Come to Mind”

Presented by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., MACP, The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Co-Director CASBI, Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury, Weill Cornell & Rockefeller University; Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law, Yale Law School.

Lectures are sponsored by the Program for Ethics in Science & Medicine and the Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit in Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility is available. 

Past Lecturers

2015: Susan M. Wolff, J.D., Ph.D.

“The Challenge of Precision Medicine: Ethical, Legal & Clinical Issues in Genomic Medicine”
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2014: Tom L. Beauchamp, Ph.D.

"Moral Problems in the Research-Practice Distinction and in Oversight Systems to Protect Patients."
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2013: Nancy Berlinger, Ph.D., M.Div.

"Avoiding Harm and Improving Care Near the End of Life: What Good Can Ethics Do?"
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2012: Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

"Politics and the Ethics of Health Care Reform"
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2011: Christine K. Cassel, M.D.

"Professionalism, Bioethics, and a New Definition of Palliative Care"

2010: Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D.

"Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society"

2009: R. Alta Charo, J.D.

"The Celestial Fire of Conscience: Is There a ‘Right’ to Refuse Medical Services?"

2008: Ruth R. Faden, Ph.D., M.P.H.

"Ethics of Health Care Reform"

2007: Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D.

"The Doctor's Ethics: What Has Changed, What Cannot Change"