Health ethics conferences: A new season under the banner of well-being

Health ethics conferences: A new season under the banner of well-being

The singular experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface important questions surrounding our well-being. What place do we really give to well-being in our daily lives and in our society?

To tackle some of these issues, the Montreal Health Ethics Conferences return in 2021, under the theme of Well-being, health and human development. Offered by the IRCM's Pragmatic Ethics Research Unit directed by Eric Racine, conferences are free of charge and will host leading national and international experts who will address ethical aspects and reflect on an inclusive vision of well-being and health. The series will be launched by speaker Rose-Marie Charest, who will discuss the links to be explored between ethics and psychological health.

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February 24, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Éthique et santé psychologique, des liens à approfondir
Rose-Marie Charest
Psychologist and lecturer


March 4, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Virtue Ethics as Foundational for Understanding Well-Being and Health 
Carol Ryff, PhD,
Hilldale Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director of Institute on Aging

March 25, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
The Sound of Silence: Bioethics and its engagement with race in Canada
Claudia Barned, PhD
Bioethicist, University Health Network
Kevin Rodrigues, PhD
Clinical Ethicist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

April 22, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Perspectives et défis des Premières Nations en matière d'éthique dans les soins de santé
Ghislain Picard
Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador


May 6, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Bien-être, santé mentale, autonomie
Alain Ehrenberg, PhD
Research Director, Centre national de la recherche scientifique-CNRS (France)


May 27, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Binocularity: A Conceptual Tool for Comprehending and Respecting Persons
Erik Parens, PhD
Senior Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

June 16, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Politiques publiques et inégalités sociales de santé
Marie-France Raynault, MD, PhD
Director, Centre de recherche Léa-Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal, Emeritus Professor, École de santé publique, Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Université de Montréal

September 30, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
L’innovation au service de la santé et du bien-être
Joanne Castonguay
Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être, Gouvernement du Québec

October 14, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
L'éthique comme apprentissage : vers une capacitation des acteurs et des organisations du soin
Gregory Aiguier, PhD
Teacher-Researcher, Centre d’éthique médicale, Faculté de Médecine et de Maïeutique (France)

October 21, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Le partenariat patient, un levier majeur de transformation des soins
Vincent Dumez
Co-director, Centre d’excellence sur le partenariat avec les patients et le public (CEPPP), Faculté de médecine, Centre de recherche du CHUM, Université de Montréal

November 4, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
COVID-19 and Deaf Bioethics: Language, Communication, and Accessibility
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, PhD
Bioethicist, Professor of Philosophy, Gallaudet University, Editor, Journal of Philosophy of Disability

December 2, 2021, from 12 to 1pm 
Closing panel
Information to come.

About the Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series
The Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series is an annual series of bilingual conferences and webinars that aim to bring clinicians, scholars, patients, politicians and public personalities, students and community members to discuss and reflect on health ethics issues. The series’ objective, supported by many academic institutions located in Montreal, is to promote interdisciplinary reflection as well as foster new ways of thought that reach out to a broader audience. Formerly known as the Montreal Neuroethics network, this series has welcomed over fifty researchers from all over the world.

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