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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Religious Identity and Workplace Discrimination
Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP
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Aasim Il Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Director of Program on Medicine and Religion
Director of Initiative on Islam and Medicine
Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine
Faculty, Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Dr. Padela is an emergency medicine physician, health services researcher, and bioethicist whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of minority health and bioethics through the lens of the healthcare experiences of American Muslim patients and health care providers. He will share his research regarding the discrimination in the workplace American Muslim physicians experience. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Algorithms in Kidney Exchange: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence
Patricia A. Mayer, MD, MS, Duncan McElfresh, MSe
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Join us as Dr. Mayer and Mr. McElfresh describe the ethical challenges in the algorithms used for transplant pairing. Who decides what the choices in transplant pairing should be? 

Dr. Mayer is a palliative care physician and ethicist with Banner Baywood and Heart Hospitals, who has extensive experience in transplant programs. Mr. McElfresh is PhD student  with an interest in artificial intelligence. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
To Share or Not to Share (my data): That's only (part of) the question
Anita Murcko, MD, FACP , M. Adela Grando, PhD
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Patient-centered, total-person care means attending to body, mind, and spirit. It also means sharing and integrating behavioral and physical health data with social determinants of health. That's the focus of the 5-year, NIMH-supported project, My Data Choices, that is, evaluation of effective consent strategies for patients with behavioral health conditions. In this webinar, Drs. Murcko and Grando share insights on the project, as well as lessons learned about clinical, ethical, policy, regulatory, and technological implications of data sharing.

Dr. Anita Murckos, MD, FACP is a Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Health Solutions at ASU with nearly 30 years of healthcare experience. She also leads Cambiare, LLC, the e-health consulting company she founded in 2009. M. Adela Grando, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, College of Health Solutions at ASU. Adela Grando joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University in 2013. She leads projects focused on building portable decision aids that support patient's decision process. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Human research: What can we believe? How do we protect subjects? Reflections of a journal editor and former research subject participant.
David Sklar, MD
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Dr. David Sklar is editor of Academic Medicine and an emergency physician. He does research in health services and health professions education. He's former chair of emergency medicine and associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of New Mexico. He's a professor at Arizona State University in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and senior advisor to the university provost in health policy and health professions education and author of the book Atlas of Men.

Dr. Sklar asks that you please read Atlas of Men prior to session, if possible, as he will refer to it in his presentation. 

He will be discussing the following:

  • Ethics and research
  • History of human subjects protection
  • The use of expert review of research including decisions about publications and what we can do to publish more replicable and useful research

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Recent Updates in the Law: Public Health and Government Regulation of Behavior
Valerie Gutmann Koch, JD
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Join us as Valerie Gutmann Koch highlights recent updates in the law where public health officials and the government have taken steps to regulate behavior. A recent law in Arizona regarding the ownership of embryos is just one of the laws on this list.

Valerie Gutmann Koch is a Visiting Fellow at DePaul University College of Law and the Director of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Professor Koch earned her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where she was the co-editor of the recent developments section of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Professor Koch iserves as the Chair of the ABA’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law and Co-Chair of the Law Affinity Group for the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities.

News and Events

The Third Annual Conference of the Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) took place on April 12, 2013 at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 100 members of the ABN were in attendance. The theme of the conference was effective communication and ethics.

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 so the speakers and table discussions can address them.

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Arizona Bioethics Network (ABN) took place on April 11, 2014 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 70 members of  ABN were in attendance. The theme of the conference was "Courage and Compassion in Healthcare".

Did you miss this?  Watch the recording here!  Should Arizonans have the right to die with dignity?" is an informative event centered around a moderated panel discussion. The panel will consist of ethics experts on both sides of the aid in dying issue, and is designed to thoughtfully address each side of this often fiercely debated topic. Two of these experts include Courtney Campbell, Professor of Ethics, Science, and the Environment in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University and Helene Starks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In addition to the panel's exploration, graduate students from ASU's Applied Ethics and the Professions-Biomedical and Health Ethics program will provide additional information to assist participants in better understanding the landscape of assisted dying in the states in which it is legal, as well as possibilities that have been proposed for Arizona specifically.    

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