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.

Dec. 16, 2020: Telehealth during COVID
Real Challenges for a Virtual Visit”
Speakers: Stacey Rose, M.D., FACP, assistant professor, Curriculum, Office, Baylor College of Medicine and Savitri Fedson, M.D., MA, assistant professor, Center for
Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
Time: 5 to 6 p.m. CT
Access Zoom:
Dial (713)798-9666 and enter event ID 987 9689 2139.4

Feb. 10, 2021 (Details forthcoming): Disclosure of Medical Errors
Speaker: Becky Winterer

February 2021 (Date and details TBD): Research during the pandemic – Ethics of COVID Vaccine
Presenters: Susan Miller, Mary Clancy, Christina Talley

March 10, 2021 (Details forthcoming): Interfaith Panel: Brain Death
Speakers: Hope Lipnick Brent Peery, David Garvis, Hansa Medley, Ali Candir

March 2021 (Date and details TBD): Patient Ambivalence
Speakers: Bry Moore, Ryan Nelson

April/May 2021 (Date and details TBD): Diversity in healthcare professional representation
Speakers: Trevor Burt, Arianne Dowdell, Bob Kidd, Eugene Alford

May 12, 2021 (Details forthcoming): Anticipated Texas-Specific Medical/Legal Update
Speaker: Tim Ottinger

Aug. 11, 2021 (Details forthcoming): TADA (history, controversy, legal arguments)

August 2021 (Date and details TBD): CRISPR Technology

September/October 2021 (Date and details TBD): Human Trafficking
Speaker: Kimberly Williams

Sept. 8/Oct. 13, 2021 (Details forthcoming): Caring for Patients Experiencing Homelessness

Nov. 10 / Dec. 8, 2021 (Details forthcoming): Moral Distress/Burnout

November/December 2021 (Date and details TBD): Declaration of death by Neurological Criteria; organ donation
Speaker: Trevor Bibler, Ph.D.