Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual lecture series that has examined the ethical aspects of one key health-related topic. In 2017-2018, our topic is Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery. Weekly lectures will begin in October 2017.
Each November, The MacLean Center hosts the Dorothy J. MacLean Conference, which focuses on topics related to clinical medical ethics. This year's conference will feature a keynote lecture from Dr. Paul Farmer, winner of the 2017 MacLean Prize.
The MacLean Center prize is the largest prize in bioethics and clinical ethics. It was presented to Dr. Norman Fost during the 28th annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on ethics in medicine.
The MacLean Center’s renowned clinical medical ethics fellowship program has graduated over 400 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct clinical ethics programs in the US, Canada and Europe.
Since 1981, The MacLean Center has offered clinical ethics consultations to assist patients, families, physicians, nurses, and students. The Center also developed the concept of “research ethics consultation” in 1987 and has continued to offer this service to translational researchers and to the IRB.
Since 1986, the MacLean Center’s internationally renowned medical ethics fellowship program has graduated more than 410 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct ethics programs around the globe.Apply now
Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual lecture series examining ethical aspects of one health-related topic each year. The topic in 2017-18 is Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery.Learn more
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.Learn more
June 19, 2017—Selwyn Rogers, MD, MPH, Director of UChicago's new adult trauma center, advocates for public health approach to urban violence.
May 8, 2017—Prof. Koch co-edited the March issue of the J. of Law, Med., and Ethics: "Under Attack: Reconceptualizing Informed Consent."
Kristi Kirschner, MD, presents in the 35th Annual Lecture Series on Reproductive Ethics on May 10, 2017.