Clinical Ethics Seminar Series

The primary aim of this seminar series is to share learnings from challenging clinical ethics consults/cases that can be used to inform future practice.  A secondary aim is to discuss aspects of clinical ethics consultation or service development and provision that may be helpful to those setting up their own services or aiming to grow them.

The seminar series will be of interest to clinical ethicists and clinicians throughout Australia and New Zealand.

2021 Schedule

Schedule coming soon! 

Seminars will be held monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10am-11.30am (AEDT). The appointment time will be blocked for 90mins. The format for these sessions will be:

  • 45min case(s) presentation by speaker
  • 15mins questions
  • optional 30mins further discussion for group who wishes to continue

The first 60mins may be recorded  with the speaker’s permission and posted here on the Deakin Bioethics website. The 30min free discussion will not be recorded.

Speakers will be asked a set of guiding questions for their presentations in order to structure their content in a particular way for the audience. These will include: description of the case or types of cases being focused on; key characteristics that made it challenging; the process of how the case was attended to; how it was resolved; and what learning can be taken from it. For those discussing aspects of clinical ethics service provision this will not be requested.


If you are interested in presenting or have any questions, please contact:

Emma Tumilty, PhD

[email protected]

Bioethicist & Lecturer – Ethics, Law and Professionalism,

School of Medicine

Deakin University

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