Conversations in Bioethics

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is proud to invite you to the inaugural Conversations in Bioethics, an annual campus-wide discussion of a crucial bioethics issue.

This year's topic is medical error. Did you know that preventable medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US today? One sixth of all deaths in the US can be traced to medical error, the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing each day. Shouldn't we be talking about this? We think so.

Join distinguished national experts John James, PhD, former chief toxicologist at NASA and founder of Patient Safety America, Brian Goldman, MD, emergency physician-author and host of the CBC's White Coat, Black Art, and Beth Daley Ullem, MBA, nationally-recognized advocate for patient safety and quality and SFS alum, for a lively discussion and Q&A moderated by Maggie Little, PhD, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

The evening begins with a curated gallery of student work on medical error and apology on the first floor of Healy Hall. Browse the gallery and enjoy passed drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a book-signing with our panelists before moving upstairs to Gaston Hall for the formal discussion.

5:00–6:00pm » gallery of student work on view « Healy Foyer
6:00–7:30pm » moderated discussion, Q&A « Gaston Hall

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Gaston Hall, Healy Foyer
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Special Events, Academic Events


Bioethics Research Library, Kennedy Institute of Ethics



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