The Heberden Society and the WCMC Division of Medical Ethics jointly present:
Robert Baker, PhD
William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy, Union College
Professor of Bioethics & Founding Director, Bioethics Program
Union Graduate College -Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Medical Ethics: A New York State of Mind
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (light refreshments at 4:45pm)
Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medical College
413 East 69th Street, New York
Room 302 C-D
Please note the change from our usual venue.
Samuel Bard and subsequent New Yorkers and New York medical schools and societies pioneered American medical ethics, offering the first ethics lectures, writing the first ethics oaths and codes, becoming the first to censure physicians for breaching patient confidentiality, and the first to challenge medical societies for practicing medical apartheid.
Robert Baker, PhD, is William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy at Union College, Director of Union's Rapaport Ethics Across the Curriculum initiative, and Professor of Bioethics and Founding Director of the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A Hastings Center Fellow and a four-time National Endowment for the Humanities awardee, Dr. Baker is founding chair of the Affinity Group on the History of Medical Ethics of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited numerous books, scholarly articles, and reports, including The American Medical Ethics Revolution (Johns Hopkins University Press 1999), and The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics (Cambridge University Press 2009). His most recent book is Before Bioethics: A History of American Medical Ethics from the Colonial Period to the Bioethics Revolution (Oxford 2013). His current project, "A Theory of Moral Revolutions," studies moral transformations in medicine, such as the nineteenth-century transformation of dissection from desecration into a civic virtue, and the twentieth-century bioethical transformation of a physician-centered ethics into an ethics of patient-subjects rights.
The Heberden Society, which seeks to promote an interest in the history of medicine, was founded at the medical center in 1975. With funding from the Office of the Dean, the society sponsors a series of lectures during each academic year.
The Division of Medical Ethics Seminar Series is a CME activity.
A CME activity:
Target Audience: Weill-Cornell physicians in medical ethics, other interested physicians and health care providers, and students.
Course Objectives:This CME activity is intended to lead to improved patient care and safety based upon an assessment of gaps in physician knowledge, competence and performance. By the conclusion of this series, physicians should learn new content relevant to their practice that informs and thereby improves the clinical care they provide.
CME Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of Weill Cornell Medical College to adhere to ACCME Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support and content validation in order to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored programs. All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships pertaining to their contribution to the activity, and any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of approved commercial products or devices, or of any products or devices not yet approved in the United States. WCMC CME activities are intended to be evidence-based and free of commercial bias. If you feel this is not the case, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 212-746-2631 to anonymously express any concerns.
Dr. Baker has nothing to disclose and does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational use of products or services.
Course Director, Dr. Joseph Fins, and the Planning Committee: Cathleen Acres has nothing to disclose.
WCMC does not accept industry support for any regularly scheduled series. Any exceptions to this are approved by the CME Committee, and will be disclosed prior to this presentation.
WCMC is accessible for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Participants with special needs are requested to contact the Office of CME at 212.746.2631.
Evaluations for Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) are conducted periodically throughout the year. If you have questions or concerns regarding the content or presentation of these sessions (including any apparent conflict of interest), please contact the Division of Medical Ethics / 212-746-4246.