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Wednesday Nov 18th, 2020—4:00pm
Waiving Students’ Rights Goodbye? The Legal and Ethical Implications of Liability Waivers
Bryn Esplin, JD, HEC-C
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The pandemic has disrupted education at all levels. One of concern is medical student education because of the requisite that students face patients in their clinical rotations. Some schools introduced liability waivers that students were required to sign to release the school should the student become ill, perhaps from a patient encounter. Professor Esplin discusses the legality and the feasibility of releasing a school from harm iin that instance,  Looking ahead too, how does medical education change if patient contact is reduced for students to reduce spread of the disease? This discussion will explore those questions and many more. Bring your experiences and questions!

Professor Esplin is an assistant  professor of medicine at University of North Texas Health Center.

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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.

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 

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