Noon-1:05pm

Comprehensive Cancer Center, 10th Floor Conference Room, 10C

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Effective risk communication is essential in clinical care, biomedical research and public health.  Yet there are numerous barriers to communicating risks in ways that patients and research subjects can readily understand and use in making health care choices.  This presentation will explore the importance of effective risk communication, identify common challenges that professionals confront in communicating risks and propose strategies to improve risk communication.

 

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Life is the Thing that Thrives:
FaithHealth from Memphis to East Winston

Monday, 20 April, 5:00-6:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

Gary Gunderson, M.Div., D.Min., D.Div.
Vice President of Faith & Health Ministries, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine and School of Divinity, Wake Forest University

lDr. Gunderson oversees spiritual care services for patients, families and staff at WFBMC. He also nurtures the relationship with more than 4,200 Baptist congregations throughout North Carolina and other large networks of our patients’ faith groups. He became involved in public health by working with former President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta. For a decade, he directed the Interfaith Health Program at The Carter Center. For the next seven years, he served as senior vice president of the Faith and Health Division of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., where he helped develop a new model of congregational health, FaithHealth, that achieved measurable improvements in the health of patients in Memphis congregations, including significantly increased longevity, lower mortality and a nearly 40 percent longer time before readmission. The FaithHealth model of care is now underway here in the Triad adapting to the distinctive opportunities and historic challenges.

Reception to follow

We invite you to participate in a Symposium addressing…..

Ebola: At Home And Abroad
February 12th & 13th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Kulynych Auditorium, Byrum Welcome Center
Wake Forest University

To learn more about Ebola please click here.

Thursday, 12 February 2015
Introduction:
Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy,
Wake Forest University

Panelists
Jon Abramson, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Christine Bishop, MD, Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Christine Coughlin, JD, School of Law, Wake Forest University
Nathan Plageman, PhD, Department of History, Wake Forest University

Q&A/Discussion
Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Friday, 13 February 2015
Introduction:
Pat Lord, PhD, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
Ana Iltis, PhD, Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society; Department of Philosophy,
Wake Forest University

Panelists
Adam Bjork, PhD, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Nancy King, JD, Co Director, Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Ajay Patel, PhD, School of Business; Director, Center for Enterprise Research & Education,
Wake Forest University

Q&A/Discussion
Reception to follow in the Conservatory of the Byrum Welcome Center

Sponsored by:

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JOIN US FOR A BIOETHICS LECTURE: Reflections on Procreative Ethics

 

Thursday, 13 November, 4:00-5:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

DAVID DE GRAZIA, PhD
Professor of Philosophy, George Washington University and
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Bioethics, National Institute of Health

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David DeGrazia is an American moral philosopher specializing in bioethics and animal ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1989, and the author or editor of several books on ethics, including Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996),Human Identity and Bioethics (2005), and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (2012). DeGrazia is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

Reception to follow

 

 

JOIN US FOR A BIOETHICS LECTURE: The Challenge of Medical Humanities in
Medical Education

Thursday, 23 October, 4:00-5:00 pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404
Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University
ART DERSE, MD, JD, FACEP
Julia & David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, Professor of Bioethics & Emergency Medicine, Director of the Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin

Arthur Derse is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Derse is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration, ‘ member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the board of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Reception to follow

For further information about the Bioethics Seminar Series, please contact Stephanie Reitz: reitzsct@wfu.edu or 758-4256.

JOIN US FOR A BIOETHICS LECTURE:  Ethical Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Thursday, 9 October, 4:00-5:00 pm, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University

ALAN FLEISCHMAN, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Many health care facilities and medical practices are doing more and more research designed to increase understanding of current “standard of care” treatments: how well they work, how much they cost, whether their benefits can be increased and their side effects reduced. Although it seems we should already know the answers to those questions, many medical treatments have been introduced into practice without a lot of formal research, for both historical and practical reasons. Comparative effectiveness research compares different standard treatments to answer some or all of these questions. Yet it has sometimes been controversial, raising questions like “Is this really research, or is it treatment, or both?”, and creating confusion about what is known and not known already, what should be disclosed in the consent form and process, and sometimes whether informed consent is needed at all. Everyone who might in the future be a patient, a research subject, a health care provider, a researcher, or an IRB member should be interested in learning more about ethical issues in comparative effectiveness research.

Reception to follow

For further information about the Bioethics Seminar Series, please contact Stephanie Reitz: <reitzsct@wfu.edu> or 758-4256. Website: http://bioethics.wfu.edu/

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Spirituality and Religion in Critical Illness

Thursday, 11 September, 4:00-5:00 pm

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404,  Reynolda Campus,

Wake Forest University

Thomas McCormick, D Min, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Dept of Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington

Thomas McCormick is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine.  In 1974, he developed the School of Medicine’s first program in medical ethics. He has taught a variety of elective courses in bioethics there, and was responsible for bringing ethics into the core curriculum. In addition to his extensive teaching and publication, Dr. McCormick is currently an ethics consultant to Harborview Medical Center and an adjunct professor in bioethics at the School of Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale Branch, Glendale, Arizona.

Reception to follow.