The Center for Bioethics is pleased to offer standing educational events each month.
- Bioethics Grand Rounds is held the second Monday of each month at noon (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.
Upcoming Grand Rounds
Bioethics Grand Rounds is a monthly event.
All are welcome to attend. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Values Validation: Reflections on Research Ethics in Academia, Government, and Industry Environments
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Speaker: Toby Schonfeld, PhD
Director, Prime Review Board, LLC
Location: Bunts Auditorium - TT Building
2095 E 90th St
Cleveland, OH 44106
Bioethics Research Day
Upcoming Annual Bioethics Research Day EventComing 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"
The Anthony J. Thomas, Jr., MD Memorial 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.
2019 Event Information
- Save the Date: September 16th at 5:30 pm
Call for Submissions
We invite submissions to give one of three short talks reflecting on this theme in the delivery of healthcare. This can be from the perspective of receiving empathy or providing empathy.
The presentation can take a number of formats:
- Personal reflection
- Story about a powerful experience
Submissions will be encouraged from mentees, colleagues, students/trainees, patients, friends, as well as from any employee within Cleveland Clinic.
Submission Due Date: June 10, 2019
2018 Inaugural Event Highlights
We had an amazing inaugural event on October 8, 2018. Four people shared very personal narratives. Johanna Goldfarb, MD provided a personal anecdote about Dr. Thomas that set the stage beautifully for the audience to hear the messages of the day. Our three award recipients each gave their reflection and wisdom regarding empathy and valuing of people. It was a celebration of us at our best as humans who help each other.
Red Clay, Red Coats and Respect: a Caregiver’s Story
- Gayle Deadwyler, Healthcare Partner Council Volunteer
Drifting in the Sea of an Emergency Room
- Eric Keller, RN, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
I Became the Family Member in my Own ICU Unit
- Sandra Galvin, Nurse Manager of Heart Failure ICU/CICU at Cleveland Clinic's main campus
Anthony J. Thomas Jr., MD Memorial Lecture Series Donors
Thank you to our donors for make this series possible:
- John J. and Josephine Thomas Charitable Foundation
- The Anthony J. Thomas, Jr. Family
- Amy Greene and Thomas Reuter
- 5 Separate Anonymous Donations
- Barbara Chubak, MD
- Brian S. Shields
- Bud Isaacson
- Carino Family
- Carmen Paradis
- David G. Anthony, MD and Family
- Doreen and John Thomas
- Dr. James B. Young M.D.
- Lisa (Thomas) Cohen
- Ford Family
- Kathryn Thomas, CSJ
- Kathryn Weise
- Kuback Family
- Janie and Allen Bashour
- Johanna Goldfarb
- Joyce Joecken
- Lenny Calabrese
- Paula and Sam Thomas
- Patti Bulter
- Patty Mayer
- Margot M Eves
- Maureen Heuler and Patricia Adams, CSJ
- Member of Congregation of St. Joseph
- Susannah Rose
- Thomas Saad