Nancy King

February 20, 2019

Bioethics Grand Rounds

Nancy M. P. King, JD

Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society
Wake Forest University

"What’s New in the New Common Rule?
Protecting Human Beings in Medical Research"

A nationally noted ethics and legal scholar will discuss the federal government’s latest efforts to protect participants in research.

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Gina Kolata

February 2, 2019

Bioethics Convocation

Gina Kolata

"Genetic Testing: Would You Want to Know?"

Best-selling and nationally acclaimed medical reporter for the New York Times, Gina Kolata, will speak on the topic of her most recent book, Mercies In Disguise.

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Grace Oei

January 22, 2019

Adventist Bioethics Consortium Webinar

Grace Oei, MD, MA
Kathy McMillan, BSN, MA
Carl Ricketts, Jr, MDiv, BCC

"Surrogate Decision Making: Standards and Pitfalls"

Surrogate decision making is a very common practice in medicine. However, this is an area that can be fraught with questions of ethical significance. This webinar will guide attendees through the standards of surrogate decision making and highlight how healthcare professionals, including nurses and chaplains, can help families through what can be a difficult process.


Mark Carr

January 16, 2019

Bioethics Grand Rounds

Mark Carr, PhD

"Athens or Jerusalem? Virtues for 21st Century Professionalism"


Grace Kao

October 21, 2018

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference
Anaheim, Calfiornia
Grace Oei, MD, MA; Gerald Winslow, PhD; & Gina More, MD
"The Unrepresented Patient: Where Institutional and Clinical Ethics Meet"

Making heath care decisions for unrepresented patients that lack both decision making capacity and a legally appropriate surrogate can be difficult.  This presentation discussed LLUH's experience in creating a policy for decision making for unrepresented patients and reviewed data gathered from the clinical ethics consultation service for two years prior and after implementation of this policy.  


Grace Kao

October 17, 2018

Bioethics Grand Rounds
Grace Kao, PhD
"Gestational Surrogacy: A Christian Feminist Account"

Although increasing in usage, surrogacy remains the most controversial method of assisted reproductive technology. Grace Kao, PhD, from Claremont School of Theology, offered a feminist Christian framework of principles for assessing the ethics of surrogacy.


May 7-8, 2018

3rd Annual Adventist Bioethics Conference
"Ethics of Faithfulness for 21st Century Adventist Healthcare"

Hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church North American Division Headquarters and Adventist Healthcare

Coordinated by Loma Linda University Center for Christian Bioethics


David ChooljianGrace Oei

April 11, 2018
Bioethics Grand Rounds
David Chooljian, MD, JD, & Grace Oei, MD
"Suing the Ethics Committee: A patient, his surrogate, and a procedure."

What is the responsibilities of ethics committee members who participate in clinical consultations? Discussion of conflicts of interest that may result in decisions contrary to the patient’s best interest.


Farr Curlin

March 2, 2018

2018 Provonsha Lecture
​Farr Curlin, MD
​"What Does Medicine Have to do With the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ?"

Dr. Farr Curlin, noted author, physician, and theologian, holds faculty appointments at Duke University’s School of Medicine and School of Divinity.

Three scholars from LLU responded to Dr. Curlin: Psychologist, Dr. Barbara Hernandez; Physician and Ethicist, Dr. Grace Oei; Theologian, Dr. Richard Rice.