Guest speaker Steven Miles to present lectures on ethics, public health topics

The Program in Interprofessional Ethics (also known as the Campus-Wide Ethics Program) has invited Steven Miles, MD, to present various talks around campus. Miles will present on topics such as gun morbidity and mortality, accountability for doctors who torture, the Hippocratic Oath, and more.

Miles is Professor of Medicine and Bioethics, and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He has published three books, more than 20 chapters, and about 200 hundred articles on the subject of medical ethics. While he has focused the last ten years of his work on global accountability for physicians who assist torture, he previously served as a medical director for the American Refugee Committee for 25 years. During this time, he served as the chief medical officer on the Thai-Cambodian border and worked on projects in Sudan, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, and the Thai-Burmese border. His work has changed health care insurance, end of life care, refugee camp medicine, and prison medical ethics.

Public Lectures

    • April 1, 12-1 pm, MSB 2.103—Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Physician Accountability for War Crimes
    • April 1, 4-5 pm, RAS E-101—Ethics in Public Health Lecture: Gun Morbidity and Mortality from a Public Health Perspective
    • April 2, 12-1 pm, MSB B.605—Hot Topics in Ethics Blue Book Series: Medical Devices and Conflict of Interest
    • April 3, 12-1 pm, Methodist Research Institute Auditorium—Methodist Bioethics Grand Rounds: The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine