Each year for the past 28 years, the MacLean Center has hosted a conference that draws speakers, primarily former fellows of the MacLean Center, who discuss today’s issues in clinical medical ethics. The conference audience usually numbers 250 to 300 and includes more than 100 former faculty and fellows. The conference remembers Dorothy Jean MacLean, who helped create the MacLean Center and was deeply committed to its work. D.J. MacLean believed that education was the best way to improve the world and throughout her life supported many leading educational institutions.
The 29th consecutive MacLean Fellows Conference will be held on November 10-11, 2017. More than 35 former fellows will be giving presentations. The preliminary 2017 Conference Program is available here:
In recent years, we have presented the MacLean Center Prize of $50,000 to "individuals who have made transformative contributions to the field of clinical ethics through scholarship, practice, leadership, and policy development.” In the past, the Prize was given to Dr. John Wennberg, Dr. Peter Singer, Dr. Susan Tolle, and Dr. Laura Roberts.