Current Controversies in Bioethics

ABN conference

Join us at Banner Baywood Hospital as we learn about the ethical issues and current controversies in bioethics. We'll spend the day exploring the bioethical controversies in the news. What or who determines if "Do Not Resuscitate" orders should be honored for a patient with dementia? What are the ethical stances to medical assistance in dying? What can we foresee as issues when artificial intelligence takes a prominent place in medicine? Should your genomic data be collected and used in a public space? We hope you'll join us to hear from experts in their fields and share with them. Registration fee of $50 includes lunch. Students and residents pay a discount fee of $25. Click on this link to register!


9:00–9:15 am Registration/Coffee
9:15–9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network
9:30–10:30 am DNRs and Dementia
Brian Browne, Dementia Care Education
10:30—10:45 am Break
10:45–11:45 am Medical Assistance in Dying
Thomas Fitch, MD, Mayo Clinic
Zuhdi Jasser, MD FACP, Jasser Center for Comprehensive Care
11:45 am–12:30 pm Lunch
12:30–1:30 pm Artificial Intelligence and Medicine
Gary Marchant, JD, Professor of Law, ASU
Duncan McElfresh, PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Maryland
1:30–2:30 pm Genetic data and privacy
Kimberly Kobojek, Clinical Associate Professor, ASU
Stephanie Buchholtz, Sr. Director, Office of Research Compliance & Quality Mngmt, TGen
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–3:45 pm What is the future of bioethics?
Julie Aultman, PhD, Professor, NE Ohio Medical University
Jennifer Brian, PhD, Barrett Honors Faculty Fellow, ASU
3:45–4:00 pm Closing remarks, survey