ANN ARBOR, Mich. –
Robert Sade, M.D., professor of surgery and Director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present the 18th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics and Values in Medicine, sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry.
Sade’s talk is entitled “Myths and Misconceptions in Biomedical Ethics.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 4 p.m. in Ford Auditorium on the second floor of University Hospital, located at 1500 E. Medical Center Drive in Ann Arbor.
Sade will also present at the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: “Lying for Patients: A Conflict of Compassion and Honesty,” Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rachel Upjohn Building on the East Medical Campus in Ann Arbor. He is the first surgeon to deliver the lecture in the event’s 18-year history.
Sade’s current positions include Professor of Surgery and Director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care, Director of the Clinical Research Ethics Program of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Head of the Bioethics Section of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, all at MUSC.
He has written several hundred articles, book chapters, and books on cardiothoracic surgery, medical education, biomedical ethics, and health policy. Sade currently serves as Associate Editor (Ethics) of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and on the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. He has organized nearly 20 conferences and has edited over 15 special issues of peer-review journals on medical/surgical and bioethical topics.
Sade served on the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs from 2000 to 2007, ending his tenure as Chair of the Council in 2006-2007. Current positions in national organizations include Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and Chair of the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum.
The Waggoner lectureship is named in honor of the late Raymond Waggoner, M.D., Sc.D., who died in 2000 at the age of 98. He was chair of the U-M Department of Psychiatry for 33 years, from 1937 to 1970, and a dedicated leader of the American Psychiatric Association APA (president, 1969-70; Distinguished Service Award, 1988). Previous lectures may be viewed on the Department of Psychiatry’s website: http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/waggoner-lectureship/archive/
Waggoner was a noted U-M psychiatrist, medical administrator and government advisor. He was one of the first to see mental illness as both an emotional and physical problem. Since 1995, the U-M has held this annual lecture in honor of Waggoner’s strong interest and commitment to ethics and values.
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