* Upcoming Events *

VSED Panel Discussion – Schwartz Rounds – University of Rochester Medical Center

April 17, 2024 from noon to 1pm, room K-207 (2-6408) at URMC

Dr. Carroll will be taking part in a panel discussion about Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) and how health care teams should respond to patients who intend to end their lives in this way. See Dr. Carroll’s post for some background.

This will be available via zoom (https://urmc.zoom.us/j/96535972744 ). Please contact us if you would like more information about attending this in-person.

Hobbes & Aristotle on Happiness

April 18, 2024 starting at 7pm, room 129 at Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher University.

This is the Agathon Institute’s second lecture in their Happiness Series. This is free and open to the public.

Facing Challenges Together – 2nd Annual Ethics in Healthcare Conference – University of Rochester Medical Center

April 26, 2024 from 7:30am to 4:30pm

This promises to be an interesting conference! It is an opportunity to see what members of our medical community are thinking about bioethics.

As additional bonuses… 1) Dr. Ontiveros-Llamas and Dr. Carroll will be presenting a poster discussing the ever-controversial topic of the “slow code” in the context of embodied bioethics as recently defined and developed by O. Carter Snead, and 2) Dr. Carroll will be running a communication workshop, based on the ACT Program.

Registration is free and continuing education credit is available for a small fee.

1st Annual Life Issues Series: Igniting the Next Generation – St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

June 13, 2024 at 5:30pm

We are excited to help spread the word about this offering from our friends at St. Bernard’s! Please join us in supporting St. B’s in spreading the Good News about important life issues, dedicating the Fr. James Hewes Pro-Life Library, and enjoying fellowship with our community!

Responding to Physician Assisted Suicide – Annual New York State Joint Catholic Medical and Legal Guild Meeting

Save the Date – More details coming soon!

June 22, 2024 in Auriesville, NY

Speakers will include Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Dr. Matthew Lynch, and our own Dr. Tom Carroll.

Summer Soiree

Date: TBD

Thank you, again and in advance, to Dr. Seeger for graciously hosting the 2024 Summer Soiree at his lovely home! This is a wonderful, and all-to-rare, opportunity to gather as a community for fellowship, conversation, hors d’oeuvres, and exceptional wine!

We will have a date set soon, so check back!

Agathon Institute

This group provides wonderful lectures through the year, along with other educational offerings, including for high school students. Check them out!