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Wednesday Aug 19th, 2020—4:00pm
Duty to Treat
Patricia Bayless, MD, FACEP, MIHM
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Patricia Bayless, MD, FACEP, MIHM, discusses the "Duty to Treat" which health professionals promise under the social contract.  The social contract is generally defined as an implicit agreement in which society has granted certain privileges (such as status, financial reward, and self-regulation,) to professionals, and in return for those privileges expects the individuals providing health care in all capacities to be competent, moral, and altruistic and also expects them to treat the medical needs of individual patients. Dr. Bayless discusses the duty to treat as one of the principle tenets of professionalism. She also discusses how duty to treat applies in a pandemic.

Dr. Bayless is Chairman of the Board of Arizona Bioethics Network, is an Emergency Medicine Physician with District Medical Group, Valleywise Health Medical Center, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.


Friday Sep 18th, 2020 to Saturday Sep 19th, 2020—9:00am to 12:00pm
ABN 9th Annual Conference
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The COVID-19 pandemic has identified ethical and legal challenges that arise when a health care system is stretched to its limits in providing care to those affected by the pandemic. Health professionals, attorneys, social workers, and the general public have faced these challenges. How does a pandemic triage plan get developed and adopted by a state in the midst of a pandemic? What is the algorithm health care professionals can use to assess provision of care? How can social workers and clinicians prepare and support families of patients? Who is vulnerable? Who is served? What is the responsibility for health care for incarcerated persons, Native persons, and homeless persons? What are the ethical challenges in dealing with long-term care for patients who have a slow recovery? What legal challenges arise when dealing with end of life care in a pandemic? Are our health care professionals safe?

We've invited professionals who have been working tirelessly to address these questions. This is a virtual conference, over two mornings, with an optional post-morning session discussion period each day. We've applied for 5 CEUs: CME, CNE, or ACE. Full agenda is available here.  Registration will be available soon!

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UW Summer Seminar and Surgical Ethics

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020 to Friday Aug 7th, 2020
9:45am to 4:00pm

The Departments of Bioethics & Humanities & Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine invite you to the 33rd Annual Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics & 4th Annual Surgical Ethics Conference in Seattle, Washingtonin August. We also invite proposals for our Surgical Ethics flash sessions.  Click here for information and to submit a proposal, due April 15.  If you have any trouble with the form, please mail bhchair@uw.edu.   

Empire State Bioethics Consortium

Wednesday Jul 15th, 2020 to Thursday Jul 16th, 2020
3:00pm to 2:30pm

The series of online forums organized by the Empire State Bioethics Consortium begins on Wednesday July 15, 6-7:30 pm NY time. See the attached flyer for speakers and further information about the series.Save the date for future Empire State Bioethics Consortium sponsored sessions:Wednesday, July 22, 2020: Ethics Consultation during COVIDWednesday, July 29, 2020: Communication, Palliative Care, and End of LifeWednesday, August 5, 2020: Justice and Communitarian Issues

7th National Nursing Ethics Conference

Thursday Mar 26th, 2020 to Friday Mar 27th, 2020
8:00am to 5:00pm

Moral Agents in Action - Luskin Conference Center, UCLA 

Funding and Conducting Drug Discovery & Development-Harvard

Friday Mar 13th, 2020
9:45am

Havard Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium is holding a webinar.The traditional model for drug development begins with publicly-funded science based in academic or government laboratories before private investors and for-profit pharmaceutical manufacturers become involved with their substantial expertise and resources. This for-profit drug development model has also been criticized for leaving certain public health issues unaddressed, particularly diseases prevalent in low-resource settings. What is the viability of other alternatives for funding drug discovery and development? 

Covid-19 Webinars for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities

Friday Mar 6th, 2020
12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Arizona Health Department will host a series of COVID-19 webinars. The purpose is to cover the disease background, Arizona's response activities, and what the Health Department wants you to know, and what you should do regarding COVID-19.COVID-19 Update for Healthcare Providers - Friday, March 6th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Join by computer: https://azgov.webex.comMeeting number: 804 063 793 Password: HCP2020 Join by phone: Call: 415-655-0003 Access code: 804 063 793 ] COVID-19 Update for Healthcare Facilities - Friday, March 6th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Join by computer: https://azgov.webex.com Meeting number: 806 780 207 Password: HCP2020 Join by phone: Call: 415-655-0003 Access code: 806 780 207

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