John Collins Harvey Lecture & Pellegrino Symposium

Dr. John Collins Harvey and Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino in March 2013

The John Collins Harvey Lecture

The John Collins Harvey Lecture is an endowed lecture supported by the friends and colleagues of John Collins Harvey, MD, PhD, a close colleague and friend of Dr. Pellegrino. Read more about Dr. Harvey

  • 2024: A Conversation with Kara Curry, MA, RN, HEC-C; Barbara Bennett Jacobs MPH, PhD, RN, HEC-C; Margaret Harvey Granitto PhD, ANP-BC; and Carol Taylor PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN. “Nursing Ethics and Bioethics: Perspectives and Prospects for the Future” — Moderated by Sarah B Vittone DBe, MSN, MS, RN, HEC-CMarch 1, 2024 at 3:00 pm. MORE INFORMATION
  • 2023: A Conversation with Joseph Fins, MD, The E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics & Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College. “Covert Consciousness and Clinical Ethics:  Neuroscience and Normative Obligations.” — Moderated by James Giordano, PhD, MPhilFebruary 3, 2023 at 3:00 pmRecording (new window)
  • 2022: Farr Curlin, MD, Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, Duke University — February 25, 2022 4:00 pm via Zoom Recording
  • 2021: Anthony S. Fauci, MD — February 19, 2021 3:00 pm via Zoom. Recording and Transcript
  • 2020: Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, John A Creighton University Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Creighton University
  • 2019: O. Carter Snead, JD, University of Notre Dame
  • 2018: Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, Assistant for Senior Jesuits, USA Northeast and Maryland Provinces of the Society of Jesus
  • 2017: Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, President/CEO Catholic Health Association of the United States
  • 2016: Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, Chief, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Member, President’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
  • 2015: David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Director, MU Center for Health Ethics, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2014: Roberto Dell’Oro, Ph.D., Director of the Bioethics Institute and a Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
  • 2013: Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, Ph.D., Kilbridge-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics, University of Chicago Department of Medicine and Divinity School
  • 2012: Nuala P. Kenny, SC, OC, MD, FRCP(C), Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University Department of Bioethics
  • 2011: Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D., J. Donald Monan Professor, Boston College
  • 2010: Daniel Callahan, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and President Emeritus, The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY.
  • 2009: Robert M. Veatch, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
  • 2008: Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D., Hertog Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Harding Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
  • 2007: Christine Cassel, M.D., M.A.C.P., President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005: Henk ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, UNESCO
  • 2004: Cardinal Francis Eugene George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
  • 2003: Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Archbishop of Mlines-Brussells, Belgium

The Pellegrino Symposium

The Pellegrino Seminar is an annual conference, inaugurated in 2014, dedicated to the exploration of topics closely related to the life and work of Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino.

2024 Friday, May 3, 2024 3 – 4 pm EDT via Zoom Nicole Piemonte, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine, “More than ‘Soft Skills’: Compassion and Vulnerability in Medical Practice and Education”More information and registration

2023 Friday, May 12, 2023 1 – 3 pm EDT via Zoom “Medical Mistrust” and “The Threat to Not-for-Profit Hospitals”

2022: Medical Education and the Moral Enterprise of Medicine”Friday, May 13, 2022, 2-4 pm EDT via Zoom featuring Leon Jones, MD, Dean for Medical Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine and David J. Skorton, MD, President & CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges.

Selected Past Pellegrino Symposium Topics and Videos

2021: “This Moment in Bioethics”

2020: Pellegrino Centennial

2019: “Patient-Centered Medicine

2018: “Philosophy of Medicine

2017: “Clinical Ethics in the Tradition of Pellegrino

2016: “Pellegrino and the Healer’s Role