For further information about the Romanell Center events, contact David Hershenov,  or Ali Hasanzadeh,

  • Workshops
    The Bioethics Workshop Series is hosted by the Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine. The workshops connect to the Center's robust tradition of organizing academic events that expand collaborative research while reflecting a focus on bioethics in today's complex health care concerns.
  • Past Workshops and Events
    The Romanell Center Saturday Workshops and past events are featured on this page. The workshops connect to the Center's robust tradition of hosting seminars, speakers, conferences, debates, and other events. For further information about the Romanell Center workshops and events, contact David Hershenov,  or Ali Hasanzadeh,

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