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Wednesday Nov 20th, 2019—4:00pm to 5:00pm
Digital Health Privacy and Age: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Long-Term Care
Tara Sklar, JD, MPH
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Sensor monitoring technologies provide a promising avenue for improving quality and safety in long-term care at senior residential facilities and directly in the home. The growth in the use of sensors reduces staffing challenges, enables older adults to have a greater degree of self-management, and decrease overall costs of care. The advantages of sensor monitoring technology are not, however, without their risks: the necessary trade-offs between innovation and privacy are heightened when applied to an older population where decreased cognitive function plays a larger role. While there is emerging scholarship on privacy concerns in health care settings and for patient data sharing, there is limited literature that explores privacy and acceptance of sensors by seniors in long-term care settings. This Article raises legal and ethical considerations around the continuous use of sensors in long-term care and suggests optimal integration approaches to align with the emerging privacy protections in digital health.

Tara Sklar, JD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Law and Director of the Graduate Health Sciences Programs at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. At the University of Arizona, Sklar launched and oversees multidisciplinary, online graduate programs in Health Law, including a future Graduate Certificate in Aging Law & Policy. Professor Sklar teaches and writes on how laws and policies influence the health and well-being of older adults. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences, and The Elder Law Journal, among others. Prior to her current role, Sklar was the inaugural Director of Aging Programs and established the first online Master of Aging degree across eight colleges at the University of Melbourne in Australia. In collaboration with Coursera, she designed and led a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that has registered nearly 20,000 students called Rethinking Aging: Are We Prepared to Live Longer?.

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ASBH 21st Annual Conference

Thursday Oct 24th, 2019 to Sunday Oct 27th, 2019
8:00am to 5:00pm

 The ASBH 21st Annual Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA. This year the theme is: Remembrance and Resilience: How Bioethics and Humanities Can Move Us Forward.Proposals for panels, posters, and talks are open until March 4. More information on the ASBH website.

2019 Health Equity Conference

Thursday Oct 10th, 2019
8:00am

This year’s theme at the 6th Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference is Moving Beyond Health Disparities. Dr. Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D, will be giving the keynote address. Dr. Marsiglia is Regents' Professor and Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health at Arizona State University - School of Social Work. Dr. Marsiglia is also the founder of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). 

ABN 8th Annual Conference

Friday Sep 13th, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm

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.

Human Rights in End of Life Care: Putting Theory into Practice

Thursday Jun 27th, 2019
8:00am

Sue Ryder is hosting a free conference on human rights in end of life care on Thursday 27th June 2019 in London. This ful1-day event builds on our February 2018 conference to explore further how applying a human rights approach to end of life care practice can help deliver person-centred and compassionate care. 

"Brain Death" A Medicolegal Construct: Scientific & Philosophical Evidence

Monday May 20th, 2019 to Tuesday May 21st, 2019
9:00am to 4:45pm

Travel to Rome for this discussion of Brain Death presented by John Paul II Academy.

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