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Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021—4:00pm
Providing Gender-Affirming Healthcare
Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD
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Leonardo Candelario Pérez, PhD is a sexual health psychologist and co-chair of Adolescent Gender Services at Health Partners, a consultant for the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, and the LGBTQI+ consultant for Centro Tyrone Guzman. Dr. Leo will be sharing with us the importance and methods of providing gender-affirming healthcare.

This webinar was rescheduled from July. Please register again to participate.

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Wednesday Nov 17th, 2021—4:00pm
Documenting a Bioethics Consultation in the Medical Record
Patricia Mayer, MD, MS, HEC-C
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You've held a bioethics consult, now what? A previous webinar by Kathleen O'Connor  DPS, MBA, LMSW discussed how to prepare a patient case for an ethics committee consultation. In this webinar, Patricia Mayer, MD, MS, HEC-C will lead us through a best practice manner of entering the documentation following the consultation into the medical record. Ensuring all the required information is entered helps the team deliver the appropriate patient-centered care and Dr. Mayer elaborates on those details and the procedure. 

Dr. Mayer is Director of Clinical Ethics at Banner Gateway/MD Anderson, has been a member of the COVID-19 Pandemic Committees since March 2020, and teaches clinical ethics and medical humanities in her positions at Cleveland Clinic, the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, Case Western University, and Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

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Wednesday Jan 19th, 2022—4:00pm
Aducanumab: Ethical Challenges
Lauren Sankary, JD
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On June 7, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab (Aduhelm; Biogen Inc), the first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer disease in 2 decades. The approval of the drug, however, by FDA has not been without controversy and therefore, ethical challenges, as there are questions about its value. Lauren Sankary, JD, shares with us some of the ethical challenges that arise with this drug, and the state of FDA approvals.

 

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Wednesday Mar 16th, 2022—4:00pm
Ethical Issues in Caring for Mentally Ill Incarcerated Youth
Teresa Mayer, MD
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Dr. Mayer is the Psychiatric Medical Director, Division of Youth Services, Colorado. She is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Forensic Psychiatry Fellow at University of Colorado. In this webinar she discusses some of the ethical challenges in providing mental health services to incarcerated youth. 

 

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Idaho Department Of Health And Welfare Activates Crisis Standards In North Idaho

Thursday Sep 9th, 2021
3:15pm

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. CSC is activated in the Panhandle Health District and the North Central Health District (Public Health Districts 1 and 2)  because of a severe shortage of staffing and available beds in the northern area of the state caused by a massive increase in patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization.

ASPEN 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.   

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