The Thomas Pitts Lectureship, now in its 21st year, has explored a wide range of bioethical issues, each year inclining toward one of its many interfaces: clinical-bioethical, legal-bioethical, social-bioethical, and policy-bioethical. This year’s conference, entitled “Ethical and Legal Issues in Domestic Violence," leans toward the clinical-bioethical as it explores issues related to current issues in pediatrics.
This year’s faculty is particularly outstanding. The eight speakers are nationally and internationally respected thinkers and writers on the specific topics they address. As the Institute has done with the previous Pitts Lectureships, the proceedings of this conference will be published as a symposium in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics.