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The JCB Voice

April 2019 / Vol. 24 / No. 8

Featured Articles


Newly Created JCB Scholars Program in AI Ethics & Health Accepting Applications
The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, in partnership with AMS Healthcare, is seeking applications for the JCB Scholars Program in AI Ethics and Health. The purpose of the program is to invest in the capacity of trainees to complete high quality projects on the topic of AI ethics in health care, both to enhance their career development and to generate novel insights into AI ethics and health broadly speaking. Applications are due by April 19, 2019.
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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

In the News


There's a Chronic Pain Crisis in Canada, and Governments Must Address It
Behind the opioid epidemic lies a crisis of pain, but it lives largely in the shadows. (Daniel Buchman, The Globe and Mail)
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Life, Death, & Decisions
In part one we talk about making the tough decisions, keeping out bias, prioritization of values, living with the decision, the issue with policies, and more. In part two we apply this information to hot topics in the media today, assisted dying, artificial intelligence, and gene editing. (Maria McDonald and Melissa McCradden, Heroic Minds Podcast)
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Nova Scotia's Presumed-Consent Bill for Organ Donation Poised to Become Law
Nova Scotia legislation that presumes consent for organ donations is poised to become law, with a key official saying the new system will address concerns raised by civil libertarians and others. (Kerry Bowman, The Globe and Mail)
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Health Advocates Fundraise to Build a Home for Patients Seeking Medically Assisted Deaths
Two years since medically assisted dying became law in Canada, advocates said significant barriers remain.
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Announcements


Kevin Reel was appointed as Senior Ethicist, Health Ethics Alliance at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Mahjabeen Khan received two awards recently for teaching MPH and MHPE, Medical Ethics and Medical Education, from Dow University of Health Sciences.

Publications


JCB members' publications for the month of April 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.

Employment Opportunities


Doctoral Position in Practical Philosophy - with a Focus on Bioethics, Antibiotic Resistance and the Environment
University of Gothenburg
We will fund one well-qualified and highly motivated candidate to conduct research on bioethical issues in collaboration with supervisors and other researchers within EDAR.
Application deadline: April 30, 2019
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Fellowship Opportunities


Clinical Ethics Fellowship
Children's Minnesota
The successful candidate would be expected to become knowledgeable in pediatric bioethical issues such as the role of ethics committees, ethics consultations, futility and moral distress, end-of-life decisions, research ethics, etc.
Application deadline: Until Filled
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Educational Opportunities


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:


20th International Nursing Ethics Conference and 5th International Ethics in Care Conference
Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and posters to address the main theme – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Ethics, Healthy Ageing and Care.
Submission deadine: April 30, 2019
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Applications:


Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics (CSB) Program
The JCB is now accepting applications to the CSB program. The CSB prepares students who will specialize in bioethics with an emphasis on innovative interdisciplinary research and scholarship in bioethics, and trains scholars whose primary goal is to contribute original research in bioethics. Prospective students must be admitted to one of the 12 collaborating graduate units before applying to the CSB program.
Submission deadine: June 14, 2019
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JCB Seminars


April 3
"Why "Health Equity in all Policies" is Ethically Problematic"
Maxwell J. Smith, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, School of Health Studies and Department of Philosophy, Western University, Consulting Ethicist, Health Ethics Alliance, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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April 10
12th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care - "When Patient Advocacy Takes its Toll: One Physician’s Journey"
Shelly Dev, MD, FRCPC, Director, Resident Education, Co-Director, Fellowship Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lead, Wellness and Mentorship, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Lead, Wellness and Mentorship, Peters-Boyd Academy at Women's College Hospital, North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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April 25
19th Annual Alloway Lecture - "Disorders of Consciousness and Disability Rights: Why the Sciences and Humanities must Converse"
Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, FRCP, The E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics, Chief, Division of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of Medical Ethics & Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, Co-Director, Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI), Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University, Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law, Yale Law School
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Events


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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Bioethics Grand Rounds
Toronto, ON
April 18, 2019
"HIV Exposed but Unaffected Children: Mapping the Scientific and Ethical Landscape"
Presenters: Michael Szego, PhD, MHSc, Director Centre for Clinical Ethics, Unity Health Toronto; Lena Serghides, PhD, Scientist, TGHRI, University Health Network
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Room 1527, Hill Wing. All welcome!


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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Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making
Toronto, ON
June 5, 2019
Experts from industry, academia and legal professions will come together to discuss the social and ethical implications of neurotechnology relating to health, crime, and civil and disability rights.
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Community Ethics Network Spring Workshop: Reconciling Risks - Responding Ethically to Potential Harms
Toronto, ON
June 27, 2019
The 2019 Spring Workshop will explore the inherent ethical challenges in assessing, managing and reconciling the many risks regularly encountered in the provision and use of community-based health and support services – clients choosing to live at risk, staff perceiving risks in their workplace, the need to recognize 'the dignity of risk', concerns over reputational risk, and the tensions arising when attempting to respect autonomy and prevent harms.
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8th Congress of the French Medical Humanities College
Paris, France
June 27-28, 2019
Reforms in health studies accompany discourses and practices that claim deeper social and institutional changes, some of which are already underway or even completed, while others are only anticipated or "promised". In the field of care centers, laboratories, faculties, social networks, arts and creation, what problems, what roles, what challenges, to the interdisciplinary exploration of medical humanities?
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