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The Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care, established at the University at Buffalo in 1994, is now the Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine. Our new name honors the 2003 testimentary gift bestowed by Edna Romanell, while reflecting a focus on bioethics in today's complex health care concerns. As a multi-disciplinary center with a long tradition of coordinating academic activities, the Center is poised to expand collaborative research and experience-based learning at UB to better serve the communities of Western New York, Southern Ontario, and beyond.

Fall 2018 Events

Thursday, Sept. 20
7:00-10:00 pm
Working Dinner. End of Life Issues Reading group. Neil Feit choice: Jens Johansson’s “The Preemption problem” Philosophical Studies.

Sept. 25, "Defining Disability"
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
UB Medical Campus
77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY
Presentation by Barry Smith

Friday/Saturday, Oct.5/6
Ostapenko Center Symposium
"Doctor-patient Relationship: Does Christianity Make a Difference?"
Contact: Jim Delaney, Director, Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Health Care, Niagara University. See program here.

Friday, Oct. 19
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141
Patrick Lee (Franciscan University) “New vs. Old Natural Law Theories”

Friday, Oct. 19
7:00-10:00 pm. Location TBA.
Working Dinner, Patrick Lee (Franciscan University) “New vs. Old Natural Law Theories.”

Friday, Oct. 26
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141

Eric Merrell, topic: van Inwagen, death, and suspended animation

Friday, Nov. 2
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141
Steve Kershnar (Suny Fredonia)  “The Doctrine of Double Effect Fails Miserably: Jim Delaney’s, John Keller’s, and Phil Reed’s Ethical theory gets two in the Back of the Head.”

Friday, Nov. 9
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141

Harvey Berman (UB Med School) Topic TBA

Saturday Nov. 11,  Conference
Romanell Center Satellite Session
3:30-5:30 p.m.
American Catholic Philosophical Association
San Diego, CA. See program here.

Thursday, Nov. 15
7:00-10:00 pm, Location TBA.
Working Dinner: Pat Daly (Boston College) “Concise Guide to Clinical Reasoning” Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice 

Friday, Nov. 16
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141
Pat Daly (Boston College) “An Integral Approach to Health Science and Health Care” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Friday, Nov. 30
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141

Shane Hemmer (UB) - "The Conceptual Incoherence of Biological Approaches to Personal Identity."

Friday, Dec. 7
3:30-5:30 pm, Park Hall 141

Governor’s Lecture: (Speaker tba)

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