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Dr. Michael A. Grodin to present joint Heberden/Medical Ethics Seminar March 13, 5pm

By on February 28, 2017 - 11:36am

Please note the change from our usual venue!
The Heberden Society and the WCM Division of Medical Ethics jointly present:

Michael A. Grodin, MD

Director, Project on Ethics and the Holocaust 
Professor of Jewish Studies, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
Core Faculty, Graduate Division of Religious Studies
Professor of Ethics, Human Rights & Psychiatry
Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Medical and Public Health Ethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Nazi Doctors, Jewish Resistance, Resilience and Survival

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:00 pm
Selma Ruben Conference Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Avenue
Room A-B (2nd floor)
Please note the change from our usual venue

Michael Alan Grodin, MD, is Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, and in the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, and is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He completed his B.S. degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.D. degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his postdoctoral and fellowship training at UCLA and Harvard, and he has been on the faculty of Boston University for the past 35 years.
Dr. Grodin is the Medical Ethicist at Boston Medical Center and for thirteen years served as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board of the Department of Health and Hospitals of the City of Boston. He is a fellow of the Hastings Center, served on the board of directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the Advisory Board of the Center for the Philosophy and History of Science. He is a member of the Ethics Review Board of Physicians for Human Rights and co-director of Global Lawyers and Physicians: Working Together for Human Rights, a transnational NGO.  He was founding director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights: Caring for Survivors of Torture, which received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project.  Professor Grodin received a special citation from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in recognition of his “profound contributions - through original and creative research - to the cause of Holocaust education and remembrance.” He was a Member of the Global Implementation Project of the Istanbul Protocol Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and an Advisor to UNESCO.  Dr. Grodin was the 2000 Julius Silberger Scholar and recipient of the 2014 Kravetz Award as an elected member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the American Psychoanalytic Association.  

Dr. Grodin has published more than 200 scholarly papers, and edited or co-edited 7 books: The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code: Human Rights in Human Experimentation, Children as Research Subjects: Science, Ethics and Law  (both in the Bioethics Series of Oxford University Press); Meta-Medical Ethics: The Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series, Kluwer Academic Press); Health and Human Rights: A Reader (selected as 2nd  of the top 10 humanitarian books of 1999); Perspectives on Health and Human Rights; and Health and Human Rights in a Changing World.  His most recent book is Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust.   He is working on a new book, Spiritual Resistance and Rabbinic Response During the Holocaust.

The Heberden Society, which seeks to promote an interest in the history of medicine, was founded at the medical center in 1975.  With funding from the Office of the Dean, the society sponsors a series of lectures during each academic year.

The Division of Medical Ethics Seminar Series is a CME activity.

Target Audience:   Weill-Cornell physicians in medical ethics, other interested physicians and health care providers, and students.

Course Objectives:  This CME activity is intended to lead to improved patient care and safety based upon an assessment of gaps in physician knowledge, competence and performance.  By the conclusion of this series, physicians should learn new content relevant to their practice that informs and thereby improves the clinical care they provide.

CME Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of Weill Cornell Medical College to adhere to ACCME Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support and content validation in order to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs.  All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships pertaining to their contribution to the activity, and any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of approved commercial products or devices, or of any products or devices not yet approved in the United States.  WCMC CME activities are intended to be evidence-based and free of commercial bias. If you feel this is not the case, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 212-746-2631 to anonymously express any concerns.

Dr. Grodin has nothing to disclose and does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational use of products or services.

Course Director/Planner, Dr. Joseph Fins, and Co-Director/ Planner/ Coordinator: Cathleen Acres has nothing to disclose.  CME Staff: Have nothing to disclose.

WCMC does not accept industry support for any regularly scheduled series.  Any exceptions to this are approved by the CME Committee, and will be disclosed prior to this presentation.

WCMC is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Participants with special needs are requested to contact the Office of CME at 212.746.2631.

Evaluations for Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) are conducted periodically throughout the year.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the content or presentation of these sessions (including any apparent conflict of interest), please contact the Division of Medical Ethics / 212-746-4246or concerns regarding the content or presentation of these sessions (including any apparent conflict of interest), please contact the Division of Medical Ethics / 212-746-4246


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