Since 1986, the MacLean Center’s internationally renowned medical ethics fellowship program has graduated more than 320 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct ethics programs around the globe.

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Faculty Seminar Series

Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual seminar series that examines the ethical aspects of one key health related issue each year. The topic in 2013-2014 is Ethical Issues in Health Care Reform.

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MacLean Fellows Conference

Each November, The MacLean Center hosts the Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on topics related to clinical medical ethics. The conference spans two days and draws speakers and audiences from all over the world.

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Associate Director Daniel Sulmasy debates against Legalizing Assisted Suicide

November 13, 2014—In 1994, Oregon voters passed the Death with Dignity Act, which legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Si

Responding to Ebola: Health Care Professionals’ Obligations to Provide Care

November 7, 2014—Lainie Friedman Ross and Joel Frader write about Ebola and health care professionals' obligations to provide care in the Hasting

Can doctors help us die well?

November 4, 2014—Associate Director Daniel Sulmasy is interviewed in "The Christian Century."

Latest Seminar Series Video

The Lack of Consensus About Futility

Alan Meisel, JD, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics and Professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh, delivers talk on November 5, 2014.