Since 1986, the MacLean Center’s internationally renowned medical ethics fellowship program has graduated more than 400 fellows, many of whom hold endowed professorships and direct ethics programs around the globe.

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Lecture Series

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.

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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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Dr. Padela to speak at Rome workshop on informed consent

January 22, 2018—Dr. Padela will speak at a workshop on "A Multicultural and Interreligious Perspective on Informed Consent," held Feb 21-23.

Dr. Monica Peek featured in video blog: “The Truth About Shared Decision-Making”

October 26, 2017—Dr. Peek, an Associate Director of the Center, discusses the importance of shared decision-making for patients with diabetes.

Latest Seminar Series Video

"Empowerment: An Ethical Dilemma" - Mamta Swaroop, MD

Mamta Swaroop, Associate Professor of Surgery at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, gives a talk in the MacLean Center’s series on Ethical Issues in Violence, Trauma, & Trauma Surgery.