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The JCB Voice

October 2018 / Vol. 24 / No. 2
MHSc in Bioethics Info Session - November 7, 2018
Upcoming MHSc in Bioethics Program Information Session
The next Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics program information session is happening on November 7, 2018, from 12:00-1:00pm EST. Jennifer Gibson, JCB Director, will be on hand to answer any questions about the program and how to apply. Register today to join us for this online Q&A.
The application deadline for MHSc in Bioethics program is now November 26, 2018.
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In this month's issue:

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

In the News


Medical Marijuana System Will Continue After Legalization, Says Health Canada
Health Canada will continue operating the medical marijuana system after recreational use of cannabis is legalized next month, but it will be reviewed within five years.
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Ottawa's Use of AI in Immigration System Has Profound Implications for Human Rights
How would you feel if an algorithm made a decision about your application for a Canadian work permit, or determined how much money you can bring in as an investor?
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Announcements


Julia Gill is the new Ethics and Policy Fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for 2018-19.

Publications


JCB members' publications for the month of October 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.

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

Employment Opportunities


Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Bioethics
The Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Bioethics. Biomedical Ethics is situated within McGill's Faculty of Medicine and will be linked to the future School of Population and Global Health.
Application deadline: Until Filled
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Lecturer in Bioethics (2 positions)
As Lecturer in Bioethics, your role will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the University of Sydney, the discipline of bioethics and the wider community. You will teach and assess, undertake research and carry out relevant administrative duties appropriate to the role under the management of the Director of Sydney Health Ethics.
Application deadline: October 30, 2018
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Fellowship Opportunities


Fellowship in Health Care Ethics
The Ethics Standards group of the American Medical Association (AMA) is pleased to announce an opening for a fellowship in health care ethics. The fellow will carry out original scholarly work and contribute subject matter expertise that advances medical ethics and the work of the Ethics Standards Group, including the unique opportunity to assist in the crafting of ethics policy for the nation's largest professional association for physicians.
Application deadline: Until Filled
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Call for Submissions

 

Nominations:


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.
Nomination deadine: October 31, 2018
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Papers:


Rutgers Journal of Bioethics
The Rutgers Journal of Bioethics is an undergraduate journal exploring the intersection of ethics, biology, society and public policy.
Nomination deadine: November 1, 2018
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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.
Nomination deadine: March 1, 2019
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Proposals:


2019 Pillar Sponsorship Program
The Pillar Sponsorship program invests annually in alumni and student initiatives, while promoting the affinity products that sponsors offer to individuals in the University of Toronto community.
Nomination deadine: October 24, 2018
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JCB Seminars


October 3
"Is It Time to Reconsider the Ban on Non-Therapeutic Preimplantation Sex Selection?"
Donrich Thaldar, PhD, Academic Leader: Research & Higher Degrees, School of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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» Watch video


October 10
"Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking [VSED]: Another EoL Option or Unacceptable Practice?"
Peter Allatt, MA, MHSc, Clinical Ethicist, Bridgepoint Active Health Care, Sinai Health System; Jordan Pelc, MD, MSc, Staff Hospitalist, Sinai Health System, Hospital Medicine Site Lead, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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October 15 (Monday)
4th Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics - "The Origins and Contributions of Clinical Medical Ethics to Medical Practice"
Dr. Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Executive Director, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Director, Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
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October 17
37th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer (Presented by UHN Bioethics) - "Ethical and Legal Challenges of Conducting Sexuality Research on Adolescents: Gaps and Guidance"
Lori Andrews, JD, Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Director, IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology
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October 24
"Stopping the Unsuccessful ECMO Course: An Exploration of Applied Clinical Ethics, Social, and Team Challenges"
Roxanne Kirsch, MD, MBE, FRCPC, FAAP, Critical Care Bioethics Associate, Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
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October 31
"Sex and Dementia from an Ethics Perspective: Ethical Complexities, Possible Responses"
Andria Bianchi, PhD, Bioethicist, University Health Network
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Events


Café Scientifique: The Law, Policy and Ethics of Legal Cannabis
Ottawa, ON
October 17, 2018
Speakers: Professor Anindya Sen, University of Waterloo Department of Economics, Professor Marie-Eve Sylvestre, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Phillip Shaer, Chief Legal Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Café Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland Street, Ottawa.
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Health Law, Policy & Ethics Seminar
Toronto, ON
October 18, 2018
"The Renewal of the Judicial Function in the Protection of Health: Contrasting Visions in Constitutional, Criminal and Private Law?"
Speaker: Alana Klein, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. 84 Queen's Park, Falconer Hall, Solarium. A light lunch will be provided.
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Health Ethics Seminar
Edmonton, AB
October 19, 2018
"The Ethics of Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment: When is it Permissible, Recommended or Obligatory?"
Speaker: Brendan Leier, PhD, Clinical Ethicist, Alberta Health Services, Assistant Clinical Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dvorkin Centre (2G2.07 WMC), University of Alberta Hospital.
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Centre for Clinical Ethics Annual Conference: Putting Care Into Mental Health Care
Toronto, ON
November 2, 2018
The contemporary environment of mental healthcare is replete with medical, legal, and social complexities affecting both patients and practitioners. This conference will take a close look at these complexities and the relationships between them. A webcasting option will be available. For further information please contact Lynda Sullivan (416-530-6750 or lsullivan@stjoestoronto.ca).
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Technology is not Value Neutral: Engaging 'Technological Solutionism' in Paediatrics - A Bioethics Symposium
Toronto, ON
November 7, 2018
The 1st Annual SickKids Paediatric Bioethics Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Bioethics at The Hospital for Sick Children. This symposium is open to all SickKids staff and trainees, as well as the general public. We will explore the values underlying the pursuit of technological progress and how we should ethically pursue, appraise and apply technology in paediatric healthcare.
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What Can AI Do for Population Health?
Toronto, ON
November 14, 2018
This symposium at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will specifically explore the role of AI methods, including machine learning (ML), in the context of population risk prediction and decision-making related to chronic disease.
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Health Ethics Symposium
Edmonton, AB
November 23, 2018
A day of discussions about how clinicians can assist patients in navigating illness, health deterioration, care planning, palliation, and medical assistance in dying in the modern age. Can we promise a good death for all, now and in the technological future?
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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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