A new lecture series, John Dossetor Health Ethics Public Lecture Series, named in honor of Dr. 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, he 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.
The lecture series will be hosted by the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and the Clinical Ethics Committee for the University of Alberta & Stollery Children's Hospitals, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and Edmonton Kaye Clinic. The lectures will focus on emerging issues in healthcare. Everyone welcome!!!
Schedule for September 2019 - June 2020