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 2017 Daniel W. Foster, M.D.
Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics

“Reflections on Race and Racism in Bioethics: Is There A Way Forward?”

Our guest speaker for the 2017 Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics is Patricia A. King, J.D., Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Her lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 10, noon-1 p.m., on the South Campus in the McDermott Lecture Halls (lower level), D1.602.

This live activity is sponsored by the UT Southwestern Program for Ethics in Science and Medicine and the Office of Continuing Medical Education and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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Past Lecturers

2016: Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P.

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