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Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) 2021 Conference

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

No cost

Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) 2021 Conference

Ethical Issues in Caring for Older Adults

The 2021 annual Centre for Clinical Ethics (CCE) conference will be held again this year as a speaker series with lectures/panel discussion over four consecutive Wednesdays in November, the first occurring during National Health Ethics Week (Nov. 1-5). This series is free, but registration is required. Please visit our website for more details https://ccethics.com/conference/

Register in advance for this webinar series:


By registering you will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of five signed copies of Andre Picard’s new book Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

Week 1Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Vulnerability in the senior population from medical, bioethics and legal perspectives

Presenters:      Fiona Menzies, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Chief of Geriatric Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto

Mary Oko, CPA, CA

Chair, Copernicus Lodge Family Council

As part of her contributions to the discussion, Mary Oko will be delivering the Dr. Hazel Markwell Honourary Lecture in Narrative Bioethics


  1. We will touch on the main ethical challenges facing our geriatric population in the years ahead.
  2. We will identify care areas and medical conditions where seniors are particularly vulnerable.
  3. We will discuss what vulnerability means from a bioethics perspective:
    1. Exploring it in a Long Term Care (LTC) setting.
    2. Understanding it in the research setting.
    3. Considering it from a legal perspective.
  4. By contrasting the definition of a vulnerable individual from a Geriatric Medicine perspective, we will discuss the intersection between bioethics and Geriatric Medicine.
  5. We will present a personal story from a caregiver which highlights the vulnerability of the cared for at the beginning and end of the presentation.


November 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No cost


Centre for Clinical Ethics