Previous Lectureships

Thomas Pitts Lectureship 2021 graphic 

02/19/2021

27th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship in Medical Ethics

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Ethical Implications (PDF)

25th Annual Thomas Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics

04/04/2019

25th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship in Medical Ethics

Opioid Controversies: The Crisis - Causes and Solutions

Richard C. Ausness, JD, LLM
Paul J Christo, M.D., MBA
Rebecca L. Haffajee, JD, Ph.D., MPH
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., MSc
Richard S. Larson, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malcolm, M.D.
Jacob Sullum
Arthur Robin Williams, M.D., MA

2018 Pitts Lecture

05/24/2018
Frankenstein at 200 Years: Contemporary, Ethical, Scientific, and Social Relevance

Kathleen Beres Rogers, Ph.D.
Susan Lederer, Ph.D.

2017 Pitts Lecture

04/06/2017
Perspectives of Alzheimer's Disease: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Jonathan Haines, Ph.D.
Mary W. Sheldon, M.D.
Jacobo Mintzer, M.D.
Annette Leibing, Ph.D.
Robert H. Blank, Ph.D.
Dena Davis, JD, Ph.D.
Elaine Amella, Ph.D.
Jason Karlawish, M.D.
Elinor Fuches, Ph.D.

2016 Pitts Lecture

04/8/2016
Controversies in Clinical Research

Mark Cherry, Ph.D.
Susan Ellenberg, MA, Ph.D.
John Lantos, M.D.
Margaret R. Moon, M.D., MPH
Robert Nussbaum, M.D.
Rosamond Rhodes, Ph.D.
Lowell E. Schnipper, M.D.
Udo Schuklenk, Ph.D.
Robert Schwartz, JD
Lois Shepherd, JD
Susan M. Wolf, JD
Mark Yarborough, Ph.D.

2014 Pitts Lecture

10/23/2014
Dangerous to Stay, Dangerous to Leave: Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Violence

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., RN
Peggy E. Goodman, M.D.
Pamela Jacobs, JD
Jane M. Liebschutz, M.D., MPH
Alyssa A. Rheingold, Ph.D.
Peter Romary, JD
The Honorable Ellen S. Steinberg, JD
Cassandra L. Woosley, JD

2013 Pitts Lecture

10/18/2013
Ethical and Legal Issues in Pediatrics

Melissa Wasserstein, M.D.
Norman Fost, M.D., MPH
Stan L. Block, M.D.
Douglas Diekema, M.D., MPH
Michael T. Brady, M.D.
J. Steven Svoboda, JD
Minoo Kavarana, M.D.
Eric Graham, M.D.

2012 Pitts Lecture

10/26/2012
Brain Science in the 21ST Century:
Clinical Controversies and Ethical Implications

Jonathan Edwards, M.D.
Joe DeLamielleure
Robert Adams, M.D.
Wally Smith, M.D.
Ronald Acierno, Ph.D.
Mark Hamner, M.D.
Peter Tuerk, Ph.D.
Nicholas Avgeropoulos, M.D.
Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D.

2011 Pitts Lecture

10/28/2011
The Health Care Reform Law (PPACA): Controversies in Ethics and Policy

Allan Brett, M.D.
John Geyman, M.D.
Ronald Hamowy, Ph.D.
Paul T. Menzel, Ph.D.
Robert Moffitt, Ph.D.
Len Nichols, Ph.D.
James Taylor, Ph.D.
Griffin Trotter, M.D., Ph.D.

2010 Pitts Lecture

10/29/2010
From Laboratory to Bedside: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Translational Research

Mark Bernstein M.D.
Benj. Djulbegovic M.D. Ph.D.
Scott D. Halpern M.D. Ph.D.
Gail E. Henderson Ph.D.
Charles W. Lidz Ph.D.
Franklin G. Miller Ph.D.
Nathan Nobis Ph.D.
Dario Ringach Ph.D.

2009 Pitts Lecture

10/30/2009
The Graying of America: Challenges & Controversies

Daniel Callahan, Ph.D.
P. Dilworth-Anderson Ph.D.
Muriel Gillick M.D.
David A. Gruenewald M.D.
Yale Kamisar JD
William F. May Ph.D.
Thomas P. Miller JD
Timothy E. Quill M.D.

2008 Pitts Lecture

9/5/2008
Conundrums & Controversies in Mental Health & Illness

Raymond F. Anton M.D.
Joseph D. Bloom M.D.
Mark J. Cherry Ph.D.
M. Carmela Epright Ph.D.
Rikki Lynn Halavonich M.D.
Robert Kinscherff Ph.D., JD
Robert L.M. Phillips M.D.
Jeffrey A. Schaler Ph.D.
Howard V. Zonana M.D.

2007 Pitts Lecture

9/8/2007
Dangerous Liaisons? Industry Relations with Health Professionals

Paul Anthony M.D., MPH
Howard Brody M.D., Ph.D.
Sigrid Fry-Revere JD, Ph.D.
Harry B. Greenberg M.D.
Peter Lurie M.D., MPH
Bruce W. Lytle M.D.
Paul H. Rubin Ph.D.
Lance K. Stell Ph.D.
Matthew Wynia M.D. MPH

2006 Pitts Lecture

9/8/2006
Religions & Cultures of East & West Perspectives on Bioethics

Shahid Athar M.D.
S. Cromwell Crawford Ph.D.
Russell Kirkland Ph.D.
William LaFleur Ph.D.
Andrew Lustig Ph.D.
Laurie Zoloth Ph.D.

2005 Pitts Lecture

9/9/2005
Reflection on Emerging Technologies at the Centennial of Organ Transplantation

Troyen A. Brennan M.D.
H.T. Engelhardt Ph.D., M.D.
Gary Francoine JD
Albert Jonsen Ph.D.
Edwin Locke Ph.D.
Carlo Montemagno Ph.D.
Robert M. Sade M.D.
Monique Spillman M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Truog M.D.

2004 Pitts Lecture

9/10/2004
Defining the Beginning and the End of Human Life: Implications for Ethics, Policy & Law

James L. Bernat M.D.
David DeGrazia Ph.D.
George Khushf Ph.D.
Donald Marquis Ph.D.
William F. May Ph.D.
Jeff McMahan Ph.D.
Lynn M. Morgan Ph.D.
Bonnie Steinbock Ph.D.

2003 Pitts Lecture

9/19/2003
When People Attack People: Ethics Law & Policy of Violence

Lillian R. BeVier JD
Dean Kilpatrick Ph.D.
Stephen Morse JD, Ph.D.
Lance Stell Ph.D.
Deborah Prothrow-Stith M.D.
Frans de Waal Ph.D.
David Wasserman JD
Franklin E. Zimring JD

2002 Pitts Lecture

9/13/2002
Alternative Medical Systems: Here to Stay But on What Terms?

Kathleen Boozang JD, LLD
Ruiping Fan Ph.D.
Randall Holcombe Ph.D.
Henry L. Miller MS, M.D.
E. Haavi Morreim Ph.D.
Gary Nestler DA, DOM
Kenneth Pelletier Ph.D.
Stephen Schabel M.D.
Lawrence Schneiderman M.D.
Jeremy Sugarman M.D.

2001 Pitts Lecture

9/14/2001
HIV/AIDS as an Epidemic: Ethical Issues at the 20th Anniversary

Donald Ainslie Ph.D.
Ronald Bayer Ph.D.
Charles S. Bryan M.D.
Lawrence O. Gostin JD
David Kelley Ph.D.
Jan F. Narveson Ph.D.
Samuel H. Nelson Ph.D.
Stephen B. Thomas Ph.D.

2000 Pitts Lecture

9/15/2000
Power Over Information, Power to Decide: Paternalism & Autonomy in Health Care

Ronald Bailey
H.T. Engelhardt Ph.D., M.D.
Lawrence Gostin JD
Sherman A. James Ph.D.
Karen Labacqz Ph.D.
David J. Rothman Ph.D.
Alfred I. Tauber M.D.
Beverly Woodward Ph.D.

1998 Pitts Lecture

1/9/1998
Revisiting the First Four Years Where are we Today?

Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
William Winslade JD, Ph.D.
E. Haavi Morrein Ph.D.
Rosemary Tong Ph.D.

1996 Pitts Lecture

11/8/1996
Women's Health Issues

Eileen Hoffman M.D.
Mary B. Mahowald Ph.D.
Carol S. Weisman Ph.D.

1995 Pitts Lecture

11/17/1995
Ethical Issues of Managed Care

Louis L. Brunetti M.D., JD
E. Haavi Morrein Ph.D.
Daniel Sulmasty M.D., Ph.D.

1994 Pitts Lecture

11/18/1994
Dying in America: Choices at the End of Life

Daniel Callahan Ph.D.
William Winslade JD, Ph.D.
Timothy Quill M.D.
Mark Siegler M.D.