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The JCB Voice

March 2019 / Vol. 24 / No. 7

Featured Articles


U of T's Leading Bioethics Centre to Design Ethical Artificial Intelligence for Health
Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada's health system.
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In this month's issue:

Featured Articles
In the News
JCB Seminars
Announcements
Publications
Employment Opportunities
Fellowship Opportunities
Events
Educational Opportunities
Call for Submissions
Café Bioethics
UofT Bioethics Society

In the News


Should Canada Introduce Advance Requests for MAiD?
In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that the law prohibiting medically assisted suicide violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Jennifer Gibson and Trudo Lemmens, HealthyDebate)
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How Toronto's Sickkids Hopes to Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Cardiac Arrests
Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help save infants at risk of imminent cardiac arrest. (Jennifer Gibson, CBC Radio's The Current)
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Twins Born in China Had Their Genes Edited Through New Technology
(Kerry Bowman, CTV's Your Morning)
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Ebola Vaccine Will Be Provided to Women Who Are Pregnant, Marking Reversal in Policy
Women who are pregnant and lactating, as well as children under the age of 1, will be offered access to an experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, officials said Wednesday, marking the reversal of a controversial policy that had drawn fire from public health experts.
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Colombia Takes Medically Assisted Death into the Morally Murky World of Terminally Ill Children
Colombia decriminalized medically assisted death in 2015, the first country in Latin America to take the step, but it went much further last May with a regulation that made the procedure available to children.
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Announcements


Melissa McCradden has accepted a 2-year Fellowship in the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare, a joint position between SickKids and the Vector Institute. This Fellowship is a SickKids and Vector supported training opportunity to develop expertise tailored to the practical issues organizations leading in AI will meet at the interface of clinical care, organizational policy, and research.

Nipa Chauhan is being awarded a 2019 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole.

Employment Opportunities


Research Associate
Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Associate in our Bioethics Department.
Application deadline: March 21, 2019
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Fellowship Opportunities


Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics 2019-2020
Centre for Clinical Ethics
The Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) invites applications for a one-year, full-time Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics starting in September 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
Application deadline: March 29, 2019
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Fellowship in Bioethics
Harvard Medical School
The Fellowship in Bioethics is a one-year, part-time program designed for those with a serious interest in bioethics who wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings, and contemporary practice of bioethics.
Application deadline: March 18, 2019
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Educational Opportunities


Advanced European Bioethics Course "Suffering, Death and Palliative Care"
March 19-22, 2019
The objective of this course is to educate the participants on two main aspects: ethical questions of palliative care and medically assisted death, and philosophical, theological and medical reflections on the concepts of death and suffering. Location: Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
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Summer Institute in Bioethics
June 10-July 27, 2019
The 14th annual Summer Institute in Bioethics, offered by Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, will take place from June 10-July 27, 2019. This 7-week program is for graduate students, professional students, and select undergrads. At this point in our application cycle, we are seeking applications from graduate students and professionals.
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Call for Submissions

 

Abstracts:


MAiD2019 Conference
The Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP) is thrilled to announce our next conference, MAiD2019, will be proudly hosted in Vancouver, BC on May 31-June 1. At the 2019 Research Day we will have oral presentations of research abstracts.
Submission deadine: March 15, 2019
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Participation:


Research Study by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN
We would like to invite you to participate in a study to learn about intimacy and sexuality for persons living with dementia and their families. We want to hear from persons living with dementia, family carers, health professionals, long-term care administrators, ethicists, and lawyers specializing in elder law.
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Café Bioethics


Café Bioethics is a safe space where individuals, who do not necessarily have a background in bioethics, medicine, or law, may participate in deliberative democracy and develop their own opinions regarding various topics. Monthly events are a place where anyone is welcome to attend and either share ideas and participate within the discussion, or sit back and listen to further educate themselves about the topic of interest.
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UofT Bioethics Society


The U of T Bioethics Society is a forum to increase awareness and interest in the field of bioethics by advancing the current discussion and creating new methods for discourse amongst all members and through various means. The primary goal of this organization is to build a bioethics community across the university for a variety of students (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, medical, law, etc.) and faculty from diverse disciplines. If you would like to become a member, send us an email (uoftbioethicssociety@gmail.com) or complete our membership form at the link below.
» Membership Form

JCB Seminars


March 6
"Techniques of Relatedness in Practice: Lessons from Community Mental Health"
Marnina Norys, PhD, Clinical and Organizational Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics
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» Watch Seminar


March 13
"One Concussion at a Time: Improving Concussion Management Protocol Compliance to Reduce Harm"
Rebecca Babcock, MBHL, Program Coordinator, Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada
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March 20
"The Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics at 150: Historical and Ethical Reflections"
Ana Komparic, PhD Candidate, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Cécile Bensimon, PhD, Director, Ethics and Professional Affairs, Canadian Medical Association, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Ross Upshur, MA, MD, MSc, Dalla Lana Chair in Clinical Public Health, Head, Division of Clinical Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation, Associate Director, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health Systems, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
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March 27
7th Annual Ross Upshur Lecture on Public Health Ethics"“Social Injustice Is Killing People on a Grand Scale”: Reorienting Action on Social Determinants Toward Social Justice"
Andrew Pinto, MD, CCFP, FRCPC, MSc, Director, Upstream Lab, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Clinician-Scientist, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Division of Clinical Public Health and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
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Publications


JCB members' publications for the month of March 2019.
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If you have a publication you would like to add to next month's list, please email newseditor.jcb@utoronto.ca.

Events


Ethics Grand Rounds
Toronto, ON
March 12, 2019
"An Approach to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): An Interprofessional Ethics Perspective"
Presenters: Rosalind Abdool PhD, Ethicist Trillium Health Partners, and Drew Rouble, MD MSc, PGY1 Family Medicine
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Mississauga Hospital – CA4 Large Boardroom A; Credit Valley Hospital – PRCC 1&2; and Queensway Health Centre – Long Branch Room. All are welcome to attend.


U of T Bioethics Society: Writing in Bioethics Workshop
Toronto, ON
March 12, 2019
This event is an opportunity for students (primarily undergraduates) to gain more insight into how to more effectively and successfully write papers for work in the field of bioethics. The discussion will be led by Dr. Dave Langlois.
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Health Ethics Seminar
Edmonton, AB
March 15, 2019
"Ableism: The Undiagnosed Malady Afflicting Health Care and Health Ethics"
Presenter: Heidi Janz, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. MST, Dvorkin Centre (2G2.07 WMC), University of Alberta Hospital.
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6th National Nursing Ethics Conference
Los Angeles, CA
March 20-22, 2019
This conference will encourage awareness and reflection that will develop creative and skillful responses to the stark vulnerability that we witness in healthcare daily.
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Bioethics Grand Rounds
Toronto, ON
March 21, 2019
"The Ethics of Research Productivity: What Is Expected (And Is It Ever Too Much)?"
Moderator: Denis Daneman, OC, MBBCh, FRCPC, Chair Emeritus Department of Paediatrics, U of T, Paediatrician-in-Chief Emeritus, SickKids
Panelists: Rayzel Shulman, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Clinician Scientist Track Investigator, CHES; Norman Rosenblum, MD, FRCPC, Clinician Scientist; Nephrology, Developmental Biology; James Ellis, PhD, Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology
Commentators: Randi Zlotnik Shaul, JD, LLM, PhD, Director Bioethics Department, Senior Associate Scientist, CHES; and Denis Daneman
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Room 1527, Hill Wing. All welcome!


Café Bioethics: Commercial Surrogacy
Toronto, ON
March 27, 2019
This month we'll be discussing commercial surrogacy and the difficulties associated with the proposed decriminalization of it. Leading the discussion is Clara Mackinnon-Cabral.
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Sicker, Fatter, Poorer
Toronto, ON
March 28, 2019
Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Alumni Association (PHAA) presents the 2019 In The Loop networking event and presentation featuring Dr. Leonardo Trasande, an internationally renowned leader in children’s environmental health.
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National Health Ethics Week
Canada-wide
April 1-7, 2019
The annual National Health Ethics Week is a time Canadian health institutions, schools and universities, research and clinical ethics committees, healthcare professionals, community organizations, businesses, and members of the general public set aside to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics that affect Canadians.
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Machine M.D. Conference
Ottawa, ON
May 31-June 1, 2019
How will tomorrow's developments in artificial intelligence and big data intersect with healthcare, and how should our laws, policies, and ethics evolve to be ready?
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MAiD 2019 Conference
Vancouver, BC
May 31-June 1, 2019
CAMAP is a national not-for-profit medical association whose mission is to support MAiD assessors and providers in their work, educate both the public and the health care community about MAiD, and provide leadership on determining medical standards and guidelines.
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