Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium


Is American health care just? If so, for whom? What can art tell us about the lived experience of mental illness? Is there anything moral about health communication? Join us at the Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium as we explore these questions and many more. See series flyer here.

The Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium (OBHC) is an academic lecture series for the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The goal of the OBHC is to foster substantive inquiry, conversation and education in biomedical ethics and medical humanism by bringing together scholars and students from diverse disciplines including medicine, philosophy, literature,sociology, religion, communication science, health policy and more. The OBHC aims to create an environment where critical examination of the human experience is the norm, and seeks to provide innovative perspectives on medicine and health -- perspectives that will both challenge and edify all who attend.

Note: All presentations are virtual.

Upcoming Presentation Spotlight 2022 - 2023

Friday, November 18 from 8-9AM PT
"Doctor/Patient Communication and Down Syndrome: Parental Guidance Recommended"
By Hughes Evans, MD, PhD
Emory University

Friday, December 9 from 8-9AM PT
"When Words Are Not Enough: Graphic Memoir and Mental Health"
By Mary E. Wood, PhD
University of Oregon - view a recording of this presentation HERE 

Friday, January 20 from 8-9AM PT
"Vulnerability in Caring for Others and Ourselves"
By Maureen Kelley, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University - view a recording of this presentation HERE and access the Powerpoint slides HERE

Friday, May 19th from 8-9AM PT
"Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework"
Elaine Hsieh, PhD, JD
University of Minnesota

Friday, June 2 from 8-9AM PT
"Dismantling, Decolonizing and Deconstructing to Achieve Equity, Diversity and Inclusion"
C. Estela Vasquez Guzman, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University

Past OBHC Series Presentations

Please contact Dave Hoyt at hoytd@ohsu.edu with any questions.