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Wednesday Aug 18th, 2021—4:00pm
Buprenorphine: Data-waived Providers’ Geographic Distribution in Arizona
Benjamin Brady, DrPH, and Bryna Koch, MPH
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Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid use disorder. In order to prescribe it, however, professionals are required to take training and apply for a waiver. That requirement was set to be removed in January 2021, but President Biden withdrew that option. Dr. Brady and Ms. Koch will share the data regarding the geographic distribution of the providers' waivers and discuss best practice policies for the future in opioid use disorder.

Update: Even though the Biden administration removed some of the restrictions on medical professionals' ability to give buprenorphine, there is much to learn still from the geographic distribution of the waivers.

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Friday Sep 17th, 2021 to Saturday Sep 18th, 2021—9:00am to 12:00pm
ABN 10th Annual Conference
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Ethical Challenges in Mental Health
September 17 & 18, 2021
9 am - noon each day, with optional breakout session immediately following the morning session

The COVID-19 pandemic has identified ethical challenges that arise when a health care system is stretched to its limits in providing care. Health professionals, social workers, and the public have faced these challenges. Healthcare professionals saw an increase in suicides or burnout,  and they have expressed concern at the lack of support for mental/behavioral health needs for their members. The dynamics of healthcare changed during the pandemic through its extensive reliance on telemedicine. Some challenges are persistent, such as questions of suitable research subjects, the use of genomic data, and difficulties placing children in treatment facilities. 

We've invited speakers to share their knowledge of the ethical challenges that can arise in the treatment, access to resources, stigmatization, and research of mental illness. We have applied for CEUs for this activity.

 

Agenda
Friday, September 17, 2021
9:00–9:05  Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network
9:05–9:45 Mental Health Stigma & Health Professionals
Tala Dajani, MD, MPH
9:45–10:30 Reset and Rejuvenate!
Shelley J. Tom, MS, LPC, RYT 200, CDWF
10:30–11:15 Ethical Concerns in the Treatment of Incapacitated Patients
Joanna Kowalik, MD, MPH, FAPA
11:15–12:00 Ethics in Research: Subjects with Mental Illness
Gwen A. Levitt, DO, DFAPA
12:00-12:05 Break
12:05-12:45 Optional Individualized Break-out Rooms for Further Discussion
Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00–9:05 Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network
9:00–9:45 Divided Medicalization and the Neurodevelopmental Turn: Using Genomic Data to Predict a Changing Future
Elizabeth Fein, PhD
9:45–10:20 The Pipes are Clogged: Finding Flow in Children’s Higher Levels of Behavioral Health Care
Sala Webb, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
10:20-10:55 Ethics in Providing Telepsychiatric Services During the Pandemic
Lisa Cobourn, MD, & Wendy Watson, MD, MPH
11:00-12:00 The Ethics and Laws Regarding Patients who Report Homicidal Thoughts
Zhi Y. Wu, MD
12:00 –12:05 Break
12:05–12:45 Optional Individualized Break-out Rooms for Further Discussion
Disclosure Statement:  There have been no actual or potential conflicts of interests found or disclosures needed in relation to this activity. We have applied for CEUs

 

 

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News and Events


APBEN 2021: Rethinking bioethics education after 2020

Wednesday May 26th, 2021 to Sunday May 30th, 2021
9:00am

Online Event:2020 has been a year of extraordinary upheaval and change within societies and healthcare systems. At APBEN 2021 we hope to initiate conversations that will help to reshape bioethics and health professionalism education in the years ahead so that we can not only meet the challenges confronting healthcare systems and societies but also move beyond them, helping to create a more equitable, inclusive and responsive community of ethical and professional practitioners and scholars.

Mayo Clinic Covd-19 Series: Managing ICU Capacity and Ethics in Crisis Care

Wednesday Feb 17th, 2021
9:00am

In this one-hour webinar, Mayo Clinic experts will discuss practical and ethical questions in critical care and ICU capacity management, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

LawCats Live - Vaccine Distribution in Long-Term Care: Is it Working?

Friday Feb 5th, 2021
12:15pm

NOTE: LINK HAS BEEN CORRECTED!This unique event features UA experts from the College of Law and across the UA Health Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law. Professor Sklar will provide the latest data on COVID cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, among both residents and staff, and highlight variations in vaccination rates across the states. A panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccination efforts will follow offering a range of perspectives from the health science colleges, on barriers to the rollout and how to effectively and equitably address them.  

Human/e Health and Healthcare Symposium

Friday Oct 23rd, 2020 to Saturday Oct 24th, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

This free virtual event will offer perspectives on human-centered, equitable approaches to health and healthcare. Featuring a keynote address from Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, & Society at Vanderbilt University, and a plenary address from thought leader Uché Blackstock, MD, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity LLC. Friday's keynote will feature Dr. Jonathan Metzl (author of Dying of Whiteness) who will give a talk titled "Dying of Whiteness: The Pandemic and the Politics of Racial Resentment." A panel discussion will follow. This event will take place via Zoom on Friday, October 23rd at 1:30pm AZ time.   

From Bench to Bedside in the COVID-19 Era: The role of testing in clinical care and public health surveillance

Thursday Sep 17th, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

ASU’s College of Health Solutions offers its Health Talks speaker series to inspire collaboration and conversation on important topics in health. Join then for a discussion with health experts who will explore the critical role that testing and data modeling play in ongoing clinical decision making and public health surveillance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Panelists will discuss how we can use what we’ve learned so far to take a multi-disciplinary approach that leverages testing tools to help manage patient care, prevent disease and establish effective safety protocols.

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