John Dossetor Health Ethics Public Lecture Series

A new lecture series, John Dossetor Health Ethics Public Lecture Series, named in honor of Dr. John Dossetor. 

John Dossetor

Born in Bangalore, India, Dr. Dossetor received a B.M. and B.Ch. from St John's College, Oxford in 1950. In 1955, he immigrated to Canada to accept a position at McGill University. In 1958, he co-ordinated the first kidney transplant from a living donor In Canada and the Commonwealth. From 1960 to 1969, he worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital. In 1960, he joined the University of Alberta as a professor of medicine, director of the Division of Nephrology and Immunology and co–director of the Medical Research Council, Transplantation Research Unit of the University of Alberta Hospital. From 1985 to 1996, Dr. Dossetor was the Director of the Bioethics Centre in the Faculty of Medicine (later named the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre). He is a co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. In 1994, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal

Lecture Series

The lecture series will be hosted by the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and Alberta Health Services. The lectures will focus on emerging issues in healthcare. Everyone welcome!!!

Schedule for September 2019 - June 2020

        Title/Poster       Presenter(s)       Feedback        Video         Slideshow        Handout
Jan 22
Balancing Patients' Rights of Access with Doctors' Rights of Conscience

      Brendan Leier & Cheryl Mack
       N/A        N/A       Slideshow
Mar 25
        COVID-19 and Pandemic Ethics
      Robyn Harrison, Brendan Leier & Michael van Manen
      Feedback        Video                N/A
Mar 30        

Pandemic Ethics and Allocating Scarce Resources

      Eric Wasylenko       Feedback        Video        Slideshow        N/A
Apr 9        

PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19. The Reciprocity of the Social Contract.

      Cheryl Mack       Feedback        Video        Slideshow        Handout
Apr 16         HOW CAN I SURVIVE THIS? Supporting health care professionals in a pandemic       Daniel Garros       Feedback        Video        Slideshow        N/A
Apr 23        

Part of the “Surplus Population?” Disability Ethics in the Midst of a Pandemic

      Heidi Janz & Nancy Hansen       Feedback         Video        Slideshow        N/A
Apr 27         Government Powers in COVID-19: Balancing Public Health and Civil Liberties in a Public Health Emergency       Tracey Bailey       Feedback         Video        Slideshow        
May 4         SOCIAL DISTANCING in the LINE-UP at the FOOD BANK:
Considerations for Socially Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      Mat Rose       Feedback          Video        N/A        N/A
May 21          Social Justice and Mental Health Ethics in COVID-19       Doris Keiser, Catherine Mardon & Austin Mardon       Feedback                         
June 1         Moral Distress in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty
      Charles Larson