The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics will host its 24th annual conference on ethical issues this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at the University of Chicago Law School. This year’s conference will also feature the presentation of the second annual $50,000 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics to Peter Singer, MD, MPH, senior scientist and professor of medicine at the Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto. Singer is being honored for his work in expanding the study and practice of clinical ethics and his efforts on global health initiatives.
The MacLean Center was founded by Mark Siegler, MD, in 1984 to foster a network of clinical scholars worldwide who apply clinical ethics to improve the quality of patient care and patient outcomes. It has become the largest programs in clinical ethics in the world. Siegler, who recruited Singer to the Unviersity of Chicago as a fellow in 1987, spoke about his protege’s work:
“I travelled to Toronto to recruit Peter Singer for our fellowship because I thought he had enormous potential. By the time he returned to Toronto three years later, he had 25 published papers and his career was launched.”
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