IBC 44: Program Schedule

John Keown and IBC 43 participants at Cocktail Hour.

This is a preview schedule and subject to updates

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

June 4-6, 2020

Georgetown University


Thursday 4 June

8:00: Registration & Coffee – Bioethics Research Library – Healy Hall 102

8:45: Welcome – Healy Hall 104

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

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

David Miller, PhD
Assistant Director, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine,
Georgetown University Medical Center

9:00-10:00: An Introduction to Bioethics – Healy Hall 104

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

10:00-11:00:  An Introduction to Principlism – Healy Hall 104

Tom Beauchamp, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Break: 11:00-11:30

Small Groups: 11:30-12:30

Lunch: 12:30-2:00

Open House/General Information Session: 1:30-2:00 PM

Bioethics Research Library
Healy 102

2:00-2:45:  Autonomy – Healy Hall 104

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:  Virtue Ethics – Healy Hall 104

Karen Stohr, PhD
Ryan Family Term Associate Professor of Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy
Senior Research Scholar
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Break 3:30-4:00

Small Groups  4:00-5:00

Reception 5:00-6:00


Friday 5 June

9:00-10:00:  Medical Interventions:  What Should We Stop and When? – Healy Hall 104

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

10:00-11:00:  End of Life Decision-making – Healy Hall 104

Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD
Assistant to the Provincial for Senior Jesuits, USA Northeast Province of Jesuits

Break: 11:00-11:30

Small Groups: 11:30-12:30

Lunch 12:30-2:00

Open House/General Information Session: 1:30-2:00 PM

Bioethics Research Library
Healy 102

2:00-2:45:  Ethics Committees and Consultation – Healy Hall 104

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

2:45-3:30:  Neuroethics – Healy Hall 104

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

Break 3:30-4:00

Small Groups 4:00-5:00

6:00-9:00 p.m.:  Optional – Bioethics Movie Night with Discussion

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


Saturday 6 June

9:00-10:00:  Definition of Death – Healy Hall 104

Melissa Moschella, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Catholic University of America

10:00-11:00:  Disability – Healy Hall 104

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

Break: 11:00-11:30

Small Groups: 11:30-12:30

Lunch: 12:30-2:00

2:00-2:45:  1: Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking – Healy Hall 104

John Keown, DPhil, PhD, DCL

2:00-2:45:  2: Conscience, Tolerance, and the Physician’s Discretionary Space – Healy Hall 103

Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD

2:45-3:30: Transplantation Ethics – Healy Hall 104

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