Lecture Series

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics has provided the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series since 2005 as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

2016-2017 Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series Schedule

Date: September 2nd, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Topic: Worthy to Serve the Suffering: Albert Schweitzer
Presenter: Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD

Date: October 7th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Topic: Spirituality and Religion and its Impact on Patient Health: The Benefits of Inquiry
Presenter: Robyn Axel-Adams, MDiv, BCC

Date: November 4th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Topic: Driving a National Performance Improvement Agenda in Hospice & Palliative Care
Presenter: Visiting Scholar Sally Norton, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN (Cosponsored by the RESPECT Center
& The Kaye Woltman Endowed Visiting Lectureship in Health Communication
)

Date: December 2nd, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Topic: Inaugural Dr. Margaret Gaffney Lecture on Humanism and Medicine- Kindness Matters: Reflections on Humanism and Medicine
Presenter: Meg Gaffney, MD

Date: January 20th, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Topic: Project ROSE: Reach Out, Soothe, and Embrace. A Focus on Caregiver Spiritual Wellbeing
Presenter: Brian Leland, MD

Date: February 3rd, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Topic: Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction
Presenter: Jim Ryser, MA, LMHC, LCAC

Date: March 2nd, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Topic: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Indiana’s Surrogate Decision Making Act on Patient Care in Indiana Hospitals
Presenters: Amber Comer, JD, PhD

Date: April 6th, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Topic: TBA
Presenter: TBA

Date: May 4th, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
Topic: TBA
Presenter: Lawrence Garetto, PhD