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Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy Grand Rounds


Grand rounds are held at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center for healthcare professionals, but are open to anyone interested in attending. The center uses grand rounds to address and keep physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and related professionals abreast of ever-changing topics within the field. Continuing medical education credit is offered to a variety of healthcare professionals. This enables our healthcare professionals to maintain their knowledge of cutting-edge research, techniques and innovations through lectures, workshops and seminars featuring local, national, and internationally renowned speakers.

Oct. 21 , 2020: “What counts as a disease, and why does it matter?”
Presenter: Quill R. Kukla, Ph.D., MA, Professor of Philosophy and Disability Studies,
Georgetown University, Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Humboldt Research Scholar, Leibniz Universitât Hannover
Time/details: 5-6 p.m. Virtual via Zoom: Access Zoom: https://bcm.zoom.us/j/99610064920
To register dial: (713) 798-9666 and enter event ID: 996 1006 4920

Nov, 11 , 2020: “Racism, Crisis Standards of Care, and COVID-19”
Presenter: Nneka Sederstrom, Ph.D., PMH, MA, FCCP, FCCM,, Director, Clinical Ethics Department
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Time/details: 5-6 p.m.; Zoom details forthcoming

Nov. 18 , 2020: "To all my fellow human beings: Providing care for undocumented patients”
Presenters: Timothy Callaghan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University; Mark Easterly, JD, Vice President, Legal Services, Houston Methodist Hospital; Benjamin Saldana, DO, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Care, Assistant Clinical Professor – Emergency Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital
Time/details: https://bcm.zoom.us/j/93558917171. Meeting ID: 935 5891 7171; Or join by phone: (713) 798-9666