IBC 43: Program Schedule

Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Association with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

June 6-8, 2019

Georgetown University


Thursday 6 June

7:30: Registration & Coffee

8:45: Welcome

John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL
Rose F. Kennedy Professor in Christian Ethics
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

9:00-9:45:  The Ethics of Care

Margaret Little, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

9:45-10:30:  Principlism

James F. Childress, PhD
Emeritus University Professor and John Allen Hollingsworth Professor
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

Break: 10:30-11:00

Small Groups: 11:00-12

Lunch: 12:30-2:00

2:00-2:45:  Autonomy

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD
André Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Acting Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics

2:45-3:30:  Emerging Issues in Justice

Madison Powers, JD, DPhil
Francis J. McNamara Jr. Chair
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Break 3:30-4:00

Small Groups  4:00-5:00

Reception 5:00-6:00


Friday 7 June

9:00-9:45:  End of Life Decisionmaking

Allen H. Roberts, II, MD, MA
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associate Medical Director
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

9:45-10:30:  Medical Intervention: What Should We Stop and When?

Kevin Donovan, MD, MA
Director, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and
Professor of Pediatrics

Break: 10.30-11:00

Small Groups: 11:00-12

Lunch 12:30-2:00

2:00-2:45:  Ethics Committees and Consultation

Claudia Ruiz Sotomayor, MD, DBe
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Ethicist
Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

2:45-3:30:  Clinical Neuroethics 

James Giordano, PhD
Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program
Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Break 3:30-4:00

Small Groups 4:00-5:00

7:00-9:00 p.m.:  Optional – Bioethics Movie Night & Discussion

Laura J. Bishop, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor and Academic Program Manager
Kennedy Institute of Ethics


Saturday 8 June

9:00-9:45:  Disability & the Definition of Health

Sean Aas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

9:45-10:30:  Euthanasia & Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Global Overview

John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL

Break: 10:30-11:00

Small Groups: 11:00-12

Lunch: 12:30-2:00

2:00-2:45:  1: Spirituality and Healthcare

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD

2:00-2:45:  2: The CRISPR-Cas9 System and the Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Paul Scherz, PhD
Associate Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics
The Catholic University of America

2:45-3:30:  Current Issues in Organ Transplantation

Robert M. Veatch, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Break  3:30-4:00

Small Groups  4:00-5:00

Closing Remarks and Reception 5:00-6:00