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
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 Kieser, Catherine Mardon & Austin Mardon Feedback Video
June 1 Moral Distress in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty
Charles Larson