October 11, 2021
Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Park Hall 141, UB North Campus


9:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-10:45 The Bernard Williams Memorial Lecture by Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall) “The Necessary Desirability of Immortality"

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 The Saint John Paul II Lecture by Phil Reed (Canisius) “Discrimination Against the Dying"


1:00-2:15 The Fr. Joseph Koterski Memorial Lecture by David Hershenov (University at Buffalo) “The Flawed Metaphysical Assumptions Behind Parfit’s Bioethics.”

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 The Index Librorum Prohibitorum Lecture by Steve Kershnar (SUNY Fredonia) with Rob Kelly “Zero Shades of Grey: A Rejection of Degrees of Responsibility’

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-6:00 The Anscombe Keynote Lecture by Tom Cavanaugh (University of San Francisco), “The Moral (Ir)relevance of Intent”

For further information, and to access workshop papers, contact: 
David Hershenov  dh25@buffalo.edu  
and/or Jonathan Vajda jvajda@buffalo.edu



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. The name change 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 borders beyond our own.

Since retiring from clinical medicine, Jack Freer has been spending more time working on pastel painting. This image depicts a scene in Florence during a 1629-31 outbreak of bubonic plague.


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