Since 1989 the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care has partnered with practitioners of all health professions regionally and nationally to be a leading voice for compassionate health care.  The Center is committed to providing an ethical perspective of compassion, respect and justice to ensure that such care is delivered wisely and well.

Upcoming Events at the Center for Ethics

Our 2023 Kinsman Bioethics Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Patrick Smith, PhD, MDiv from the Duke University Divinity School/Duke University School of Medicine

May 19, 2023 at 8:00 am - The Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium (OBHC) presents: "Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework" with Dr. Elaine Hsieh, PhD, JD, University of Minnesota. The lecture will be virtual. 

June 2, 2023 at 8:00 am - The Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium (OBHC) presents: "Dismantling, Decolonizing and Deconstructing to Achieve Equity, Diversity and Inclusion" with Dr. C. Estela Vasquez Guzman, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University. The lecture will be virtual. 


April 20 & 21, 2023 - The 2023 Annual Kinsman Bioethics Conference "The Time is Always Ripe to Do Right: How Bioethics Can Serve the Common Good" Presented by the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care and Legacy Health to be held in person in Lebanon, Oregon

You can view the conference agenda here.

May 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm - The Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics presents: "Artificial Intelligence: Is It Coming to Your Doctor's Office?" with Dr. David Clarke as the moderator and invited comments from Dr. Steven Bedrick, OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology. This seminar will be virtual. 

To view the recording of our last Madeline Brill Nelson lecture, "The Science and the Art of Resilience: lessons learned from patients, families, and communities" by Dr. Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, please click HERE.

To view the recording of our last OBHC lecture, "Vulnerability in Caring for Others and Ourselves" by Dr. Maureen Kelley, PhD, please click HERE.

For questions regarding any of the upcoming events, please email Please also note that all times referenced below are in pacific time (PT).

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