The Center for Bioethics is pleased to offer standing educational events.

  • Bioethics Grand Rounds is held the  virtually March-May and September-November from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)  (unless otherwise specified) and focuses on an important innovative Bioethics related topic.

Please contact the Center for Bioethics at 216.444.8720 with questions regarding these events.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Bioethics Grand Rounds is a virtual educational event. All are welcome to attend. Please email Susannah Rose at roses2@ccf.org to be added to the email list for upcoming sessions. 

The Ethics and Art of Chart Noting 
Thursday, May 25, 2023
2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)

Virtual Link

Laura Guidry-Grimes, PhD, HEC-C
Associate Staff Bioethicist
Center for Bioethics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU SOM

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, ANCC Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME Credits, ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Credits, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credits, Certificate of Participation

Upcoming Virtual Sessions:

September 28 | 2-3 p.m. 

October 26 | 2-3 p.m.

November 30 | 2-3 p.m.

Bioethics Research Day

Bioethics Research Day

Upcoming Annual Bioethics Research Day Event

Coming soon... Please keep checking for the updates.

Previous Bioethics Research Day Events

November 6, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Susan Dresser, JD, MS
"What Subjects Can Teach Us about Research Ethics'

November 2, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle M. Mello
"Communication and Resolution Programs: Patients’ Experiences with Medical Error Disclosure'

November 4, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Mildred Solomon Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Center
"Should randomization always require consent? An Ethical Challenge of Learning Health Systems"

October 10, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter B. Ubel
"The Morality of Cost Considerations at the Bedside"

May 24, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arthur Derse
"What can bioethics research do for clinicians?"

May 17, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Norm Daniels
"Can We Get More Justice in Health and Health Care through Health Reform?" 

May 19, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol Gilligan
"Why is the Ethic of Care Still Embattled?"

May 27, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Marion Danis, MD 
"The Role of Bioethics Research in Improving Patient Care and Clinical Practice"

May 21, 2009
Keynote Speaker: John Lantos, MD
"Bioethics Research in the Next Decade"

Empathy and Value Every Person Lecture Series

Empathy and Value Every Person Lecture Series

Beloved retired staff member Anthony Thomas, Jr., MD, died November 2017. Dr. Thomas was a world-renowned infertility expert and an influential and respected member of our Bioethics team.

In memory of Dr. Thomas’s way of valuing every person with whom he came into contact, the Office of Patient Experience has established this new lecture series. Through his everyday actions, Dr. Thomas demonstrated a deep commitment to encouraging others to reflect on their roles in healthcare and to support each person he met. He was a consummate clinician, mentor, professional and kind human being.

For more information on the Empathy and Value Every Person Lecture Series and event highlights

Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference

Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference

Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference brings together experienced clinical ethicists from diverse healthcare systems for a purposeful and productive few days of promoting the cross-pollination and idea generation of innovative practices in clinical ethics consultation. Professional clinical ethicists who lead clinical ethics programs or serve on ethics consultation services will benefit most from this un-conference.

The event includes:

  • In-person peer-to-peer solution-sharing through structured and facilitated crowdsourcing
  • Targeted lightning talks on cutting-edge practices in clinical ethics consultation
  • Session formats that enhance constructive conversation, collaborative relationship-building, and concrete idea development

Learn more about Innovations in Clinical Ethics: A Working Un-Conference