Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 4th Annual Arizona Bioethics Network Conference to be held April 11, 2014 at the Scottsdale Resort and Center. The theme of this year's meeting is "Courage and Compassion in Healthcare." Participants are urged to share their own memorable ethical challenges when registering, so that the speakers and table discussions can address those challenges. Featured speakers are Francoise Baylis and Shad Meshad

Françoise Baylis is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University.  She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Baylis’ research interests are in women’s reproductive health. She recently co-edited The ‘healthy’ embryo: Social, biomedical, legal and philosophical perspectives (Cambridge University Press).  She is currently working on another collected edition Family-making: Contemporary ethical challenges (Oxford University Press). Baylis will speak on the topic "Are There Heroes in Bioethics?"

Shad Meshad will address "Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Caregivers." As a U.S. Army Medical Service Officer in Vietnam in 1970, Shad Meshad began pioneering treatment techniques for what would later become known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The founder and co-author of the VA’s Vet Center Program, Meshad founded the National Veterans Foundation in 1985, an organization dedicated to serving veterans in crisis and bettering the lives of all U.S. veterans and their family members. The NVF operates a crisis hotline and live chat on their website for veterans of all wars, in addition to homeless outreach in the Los Angeles area. Today, Meshad remains one of America’s most sought after experts on Combat Stress and Trauma Therapy.

Registration for this full day event is $80 for regular registration, and there are 25 seats available for students at a reduced registration fee of $25.  Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Flyers describing this event are available through this link.

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Arizona Medical Association through the joint sponsorship of Hospice of the Valley and Arizona Bioethics Network. Hospice of the Valley is accredited by Arizona Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:  Hospice of the Valley designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.75AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Criteria to receive CE credit:  1. Must attend the entire event.  2.  Completion and submission of evaluation form.
Hospice of the Valley is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Arizona Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The planning committee members, presenters, and authors have no relevant financial relationship to declare.