*Please note that the seminar on January 14, 2015 featuring Tomas Philipson has been cancelled. Please register for the Seminar Series lectures at macleancenter.eventbrite.com.
In 1981, under the auspices of the MacLean Center, Mark Siegler and Richard Epstein organized a yearlong interdisciplinary seminar series on Bad Outcomes after Medical Intervention. The success of that initial seminar program demonstrated that there was great interest at the University of Chicago in creating a sustainable interdisciplinary forum to discuss health-related subjects with colleagues from across campus. Since 1981, the MacLean Center has sponsored an annual seminar series that has examined the ethical aspects of one key health related issue each year. Previous topics have included: Organ Transplantation, Pediatric Ethics, End-of-Life Care, Global Health, Health Care Disparities, Medical Professionalism, Confidentiality, and Pharmaceutical Innovation and Regulation. The topic in 2014-2015 is Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care.
Each November, since 1989, The MacLean Center had hosted the Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference on topics related to clinical medical ethics. This conference spans two days and draws speakers and audiences from all over the world.
The MacLean Center directors and faculty frequently host and speak at numerous events throughout the year.