SSOM Medical Student Ethics Grand Rounds

Sponsored by the Neiswanger Institute For Bioethics
As you become responsible for some patient care or move closer to that responsibility, participation in discussions regarding the ethical dilemmas arising from patient care is important. At ethics grand rounds, you will see how faculty and guests approach the resolution of difficult ethical issues in patient care, and you will be able to enter a discussion of the case. The objective is that this experience will assist in your practice and help you acquire an ease in addressing ethical and public policy issues.

  • Students need to attend FOUR Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics sponsored grand rounds by the end of their fourth year. We highly recommend attending and fulfilling this requirement by the end of your second year. Attending ethics grand rounds in your third and fourth year will become difficult. Approximately twelve Bioethics sponsored grand rounds are scheduled each year.

  • Attendance is recorded by SIGN-IN SHEET for each Ethics Grand Round event.

To obtain Ethics Grand Rounds (EGR) Credit for an LUC student sponsored event:

  1. Please send an inquiry to Ms. Robbin Hiller rhiller@luc.edu at least two weeks before the event. (Requests must be received no later than 4:00 pm two Fridays before the event.)
  2. The inquiry must contain all of the following information so that a determination of appropriateness can be made and the event can be listed in the Bioethics calendar at least a full week in advance of the event:
    - Speaker and talk title (please include a 1-2 sentence description of content)
    - Date, time, and location
  3. The sponsors will be responsible to pick up the sign-in sheet in SSOM 292 before the event and return it after the event. No credit can be given if the sign-in sheet is not returned.

Students seeking ETHICS GRAND ROUND credit to meet their bioethics & professionalism requirement should attend sessions from:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 8:30-9:30am, CTRE Auditorium
Loyola Stands Community Advocacy and Violence Prevention Summit
"Addressing Gun Violence in Our Communities"
Eddie Bocanegra, MSW, Senior Director of READI Chicago
*EGR & CME Credit

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:30-10:30am, CTRE Auditorium
Loyola Stands Community Advocacy and Violence Prevention Summit
"Juvenile Justice Initiatives toward Health and Well-Being"
Jakki Alexander, Assist Superintendent of Programs
Illinois Youth Center at Warrenville Department of Juvenlie Justice
*EGR & CME Credit

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3:00-4:00PM, SSOM 360
AMA and Citizen Physicians Presentation
“How to Get Involved: Government Engagement and Advocacy”
Richard C. Anderson, M.D.
Chair, ISMS Board of Trustees
(food will be provided, RSVP here)
*EGR Credit

Thursday, February 20, 2020, Noon-1:00pm, SSOM 390
SNMA Presentation
"When the Patient is Racist"
Lena hatchett, PhD
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, LUC
*EGR Credit

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Noon-1:00PM, SSOM 460
AMA and Citizen Physicians Presentation
"The Role of the Illinois State Medical Society and Policy Update"
Paul E. Pedersen, M.D.
President, ISMS Board of Trustees 
(food will be provided, RSVP here)
*EGR Credit

Friday, March 13, 2020, Noon-1:00pm, SSOM 390
Department of Medical Education & Bioethics Grand Rounds
In celebration of 20 years of Loyola Bioethics
"Educating for Professionalism in the Just Culture Model"
Patrick Herron, D.Bioethics
Associate Professor & Director, Bioethics Education
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
*EGR Credit

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Noon-1:00pm, SSOM 190
Humanities Forum & Department of Medicine/Ethics Grand Rounds
"Reflections on the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis"
Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers
Panelists: Paul O'Keefe, MD; MK Kzerwiec
*EGR & CME Credit

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:45-11:45am, CTRE Auditorium
Ethics Grand Rounds & PCM3 Lecture
In celebration of 20 years of Loyola Bioethics
“Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder”
Nathan Kittle, MD, MA
The Wright Center for Community Health
Auburn, WA
*EGR Credit

Tuesday, August 11, 2010, 8:00-9:00am, SSOM 160
Department of Pediatrics and Bioethics Grand Rounds
In celebration of 20 years of Loyola Bioethics
"Grown Up Ethics: The Landmark Cases that Matured Pediatric Bioethics"
Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, FAAP
Medical Director, LPCH Clinical Ethics, Dept of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Management
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
*EGR Credit

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Noon-1:00pm, SSOM 190
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
In celebration of 20 years of Loyola Bioethics
"Is Diversity Important for Medicine"
Marcella Alsan, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
*EGR Credit & CME Credit