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CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service sponsors the monthly Bioethics Grand Rounds, focusing on ethical issues arising in health care and medicine. This educational session is open to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff and CME credit is available.

CME Credit  
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this 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.

1.0 CEU for Social Work
Michigan Medicine Department of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider #MICEC0056. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education clock hours. If you are joining via live stream, please make sure to type your full name and "social work" in the chat to record attendance and receive credit.

Click HERE to access recordings of previous Bioethics Grand Rounds.

The Bishop Lecture in Bioethics

The University of Michigan Medical School was the beneficiary of funds for the establishment of the Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop Lectureship in Bioethics.  Both were graduates of the University of Michigan Medical School (Class of ’44).  Ronald Bishop joined the U-M Medical School faculty in 1951 and pursued a career in research, teaching, and patient care in the Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology Division, until his retirement in 1987.  He served as Director of the Unit for Human Values in Medicine (1981-1984) at the Medical School, and as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center.  Both Ronald and Nancy were strongly committed to social justice and were active members of the Ann Arbor community.

Further details on the 2024 Bishop Lecture in Bioethics coming soon! 

Current Lecture

05/23/2024         2024 Bishop Lecture featuring Patrick Smith, PhD

Past Lectures

05/09/2023         2023 Bishop Lecture featuring Lisa Harris, MD, PhD

04/13/2022         2022 Bishop Lecture featuring Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD

05/12/2021         2021 Bishop Lecture featuring Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

03/11/2020         2020 Bishop Lecture featuring Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

05/22/2019         2019 Bishop Lecture featuring Ruha Benjamin, PhD

05/01/2018         2018 Bishop Lecture featuring Barbara Koenig, PhD

04/25/2017         2017 Bishop Lecture featuring Norman Daniels, PhD

04/27/2016         2016 Bishop Lecture featuring William Dale, MD, PhD

03/17/2015         2015 Bishop Lecture featuring Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D. (Hon.)

05/15/2014         2014 Bishop Lecture featuring Myra Christopher

04/17/2013         2013 Bishop Lecture featuring Ruth Macklin, PhD

05/10/2012         2012 Bishop Lecture featuring Jerome Groopman, MD and Pamela Hartzband, MD

05/19/2011         2011 Inaugural Bishop Lecture featuring John Lantos, MD

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) Research Colloquium features presentations focusing on bioethics and social sciences in medicine across multiple disciplines.

Current Colloquium

05/23/2024         2024 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics (Patrick Smith, PhD)

Past Colloquia

05/09/2023         2023 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics (Lisa Harris, MD, PhD)

04/13/2022         2022 Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics (Michelle Mello, JD, PhD)

03/11/2020         2020 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture in Bioethics (Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil)

05/22/2019         2019 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Ruha Benjamin, PhD)

05/01/2018         2018 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Barbara Koenig, PhD)

04/25/2017         2017 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Norman Daniels, PhD)

04/27/2016         2016 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (William Dale, MD, PhD)

03/17/2015         2015 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D Hon.)

05/15/2014         2014 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Myra Christopher)

04/17/2013         2013 CBSSM Research Colloquium and Bishop Lecture (Ruth Macklin, PhD)

05/18/2012         2012 CBSSM Research Colloquium

05/20/2011         2011 CBSSM Research Colloquium

In addition to sponsoring bioethics lectures and grand rounds, CBSSM also hosts a seminar series in which internal and external speakers present their research on medical decision making or bioethics topics to the broader University of Michigan community.

Working group meetings provide an opportunity for investigators to receive feedback on research proposals, drafts of papers, grant applications, or any other aspects of projects at any stage of development. This meeting is designed as an informal working group not a formal presentation. For more details look under the How We Can Help section.

CBSSM is committed to maintaining our research community throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. Working Group Meetings will take place virtually using  Zoom, which enables us to have our lively and constructive feedback discussions.

To see the schedule for upcoming meetings please check the Events calendar. The next working group meeting is listed below.

If you are interested in scheduling or have questions please contact Amy @ [email protected]du 

Summer working group meetings will only be scheduled as requested. Our regularly scheduled series resumes in the Fall.