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The JCB Voice

December 2018 / Vol. 24 / No. 4
In this month's issue:

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

In the News


Ontario Family's Legal Fight to Keep Daughter on Life Support Could Change How Death is Defined Across Canada
Though at least five examining physicians have declared Taquisha Deseree McKitty brain dead, her family's refusal to discontinue life support kicked off a labyrinthine legal dilemma, which they're taking to the Ontario Court of Appeal this week.
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'Can You Get the Patient to Consent?' Ethics Role Misunderstood
A decisionally capable patient is diagnosed with a curable form of cancer, but refuses the recommended surgery. In frustration, the clinical team calls in ethics — to convince the patient to consent.
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The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders.
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Have We Lost the Art of Dying?
In an era when there's often a new procedure or clinical trial to offer, perhaps we do too much and talk too little.
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To Achieve Ethical AI, We Need Better Training and Boundaries
Imagine for a moment your plane suddenly doesn't land where it should, makes a U-turn, and starts re-routing from one airport to another one, trying to land in three different cities.
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Publications


JCB members' publications for the month of December 2018.
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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.

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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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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Collaborative Research:


Collaborative Research in Palliative and End-Of-Life Care
GIPPEC in collaboration with the University of Toronto Division of Palliative Medicine (DPM), and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) at the University of Toronto are offering opportunities in support of collaborative and interdisciplinary research that addresses the medical, psychological, social, legal, ethical, cultural and religious challenges related to advanced and terminal disease.
Submission deadine: January 31, 2019
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Nominations:


Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB) Chair
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in a unique leadership challenge in the area of cancer research ethics? The Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB) Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), is calling for nominations for the Chair of OCREB. The position is part-time (up to two days per week) and would take effect September 1, 2019.
Nomination deadine: December 10, 2018
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Papers:


Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice - Philosophy Thematic Issue (2019): Special Issue on Shared Decision Making
The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice is an international health sciences journal that focuses on the evaluation and development of clinical practice in medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.
Submission deadine: March 1, 2019
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JCB Seminars


December 5
"You Don’t Say(-So): Looking for and Worrying About Expert Ethics Testimony in All the Wrong Places"
Giles Scofield, JD, MA (Religion), Former Clinical Ethicist and Co-Director of the Fellowship program, Centre for Clinical Ethics
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Note: There is only one seminar in December. The Bioethics Seminar Series will begin again on January 9, 2019. To see the full schedule please visit our website.

Announcements


Ayodele Jegede has been awarded The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Social Sciences for 2019. The prize is awarded to individual scientists from developing countries in recognition of an outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge in the field of social sciences and/or to the application of science and technology to sustainable development.

Fellowship Opportunities


Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
June 15-28, 2019
Germany and Poland
FASPE Medical is a cost-free, two-week fellowship program in professional ethics and ethical leadership that begins by examining the actions and choices of German physicians in enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Medical Fellows both grasp their role as influencers in their field and in their communities as well as identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing physicians and the healthcare system.
Application deadline: December 28, 2018
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Bioethics Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan
Active projects in bioethics at CBSSM currently include the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic medicine, human subjects research ethics, empirical research with relevance to clinical ethics, global bioethics, gender equity, reproductive justice, deliberative democratic methods in bioethics, resource allocation, ethical issues associated with learning health systems, and the sociology of medical ethics/bioethics, among others.
Application deadline: January 10, 2019
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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

Events


14th World Congress of Bioethics and 7th National Bioethics Conference
Bangalore, India
December 5-7, 2018
The Congress theme is 'Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics'. The inequity in access to healthcare continues as much in the global North as the global South. In this context, the global bioethics community needs to engage with and strengthen the scholarship in the field of enquiries such as 'justice' and 'solidarity' in the coming times.
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Lecture Series on Ethics and Governance of AI for Health
Toronto, ON
December 13, 2018
"Policy Solutions for Big Data and AI Innovation in Health"
Catherine Stinson of the Mowat Centre will be presenting, followed by responses from a reactor panel. The event will take place 4:00-5:30pm at Women's College Hospital.
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Medical Grand Rounds hosted by UHN Bioethics
Toronto, ON
December 19, 2018
"Living & Dying on the Streets: A Matter of Social Justice"
Speakers: Dr. Naheed Dosani and Dr. Sandy Buchman
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Toronto Western Hospital, Main Auditorium, 2 West Wing, Room 401. There is also an OTN link (#87869403) or call 1-855-654-0888.


Bioethics Grand Rounds
Toronto, ON
December 20, 2018
"Important Bioethics News Stories from 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward"
Moderator: Becky Greenberg, Bioethicist, Bioethics Department
Presenters: James Anderson - Bioethicist, Bioethics Department; Emma Cory - Staff Physician, Paediatric Medicine; Anna Goldenberg - Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology; Becky Greenberg - Bioethicist, Bioethics Department; Cathy Maser - Nurse Practitioner, Adolescent Medicine; Kevin Weingarten - Staff Physician, Paediatric Medicine; Randi Zlotnik Shaul - Director, Bioethics Department
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Room 1527, Hill Wing, The Hospital for Sick Children. All welcome!
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