Ethics Grand Rounds

The purpose of the Ethics Grand Rounds series is to:

  • Promote awareness and recognition of moral and ethical values and conflict in bedside practice, public health, and in health policy
  • Provide a high-level forum for lecture and discussion for both emerging issues in bioethics and perennial ethics issues in biomedical science and medical practice; and
  • Provide a bioethics educational focus for the UT Southwestern academic and medical community.

Topics reflect the multidisciplinary approach of the Ethics Program as it encompasses religion, philosophy, health policy, ethics, and justice. Guest speakers often focus upon the real-world application of these important issues, particularly for the health care provider or biological researcher.

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to (1) recognize perennial and emerging bioethical problems in clinical practice, research, public health, and health policy arenas; (2) describe competing/contrasting viewpoints concerning these bioethical problems; and (3) demonstrate increased skills in analyzing and practically handling bioethical problems in the clinical, research, public health, and health policy arenas.


UT Southwestern Ethics Grand Rounds lectures are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month during the academic year (September through May).

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates each individual lecture of this live series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as well as 1 hour in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

The Ethics Program also sponsors the Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics.

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