Bioethics Center Events

About the Hofstra Bioethics Center

The Bioethics Center at Hofstra University, a collaboration of Hofstra’s law and medical schools,  focuses on responding to the challenges of complex ethical and social challenges that our society faces, both on an individual and community level, and the impact of those challenges within law and medicine.

Our goal is to foster awareness within the university and the larger community by offering Events that implement practical ethics in law, healthcare and life sciences by strengthening the humanistic delivery of health care and legal advocacy.

Please visit us on the web at hofstra.edu/bioethics for more information about the Bioethics Center and its resources.

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Can Social Networking Improve Health Communication?
Can Social Networking Improve Health Communication?
Program Description
Speaker Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet and the American Life Project explores implications and impact that the tech revolution has on social justice and digital disparities as they relate to health and healthcare communication.
Veterans on Trial: The Coming Court Battles Over PTSD
Veterans on Trial: The Coming Court Battles Over PTSD
Program Description
As hundreds of thousands of veterans are predicted to return from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they face return to civilian life
with unforeseen challenges for which they are often not prepared for, or are unable to cope with. This set of challenges often leads to issues that include
substance abuse, divorce, job loss, homelessness, suicide, and divorce.
Schaller’s lecture will explore how PTSD is being used as a defense and how this will impact the courts over time.
Gold Foundation Ethics & Humanism Night
Gold Foundation Ethics & Humanism Night
Program Description
With a wealth of newly acquired knowledge about brain function and brain mapping, comes a host of ethical and humanistic questions surrounding the clinical and predictive use of such tools within and outside of healthcare.
Aligning Public Health and Medical Education to Improve the Health of Society
Aligning Public Health and Medical Education to Improve the Health of Society
Program Description
This lecture looked at the historical separation of medicine and public health in academic institutions, and how that separation has lessened the effectiveness of health professionals in improving the health of individual patients and populations. It discussed the promise and challenges of integrating of population-based perspectives into medical training, and highlight promising models for more integrative training approaches.
The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud-Based Apps and Social media (ICASM) in Healthcare
The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud-Based Apps and Social media (ICASM) in Healthcare
Program Description
The conference asked and responded to a set of challenging questions about the fusion of the virtual Internet Cloud Based Apps and Social Media (ICASM) world and the physical world.
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