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Wednesday Aug 18th, 2021—4:00pm
Buprenorphine: Data-waived Providers’ Geographic Distribution in Arizona
Benjamin Brady, DrPH, and Bryna Koch, MPH
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Buprenorphine is used to treat opioid use disorder. In order to prescribe it, however, professionals are required to take training and apply for a waiver. That requirement was set to be removed in January 2021, but President Biden withdrew that option. Dr. Brady and Ms. Koch will share the data regarding the geographic distribution of the providers' waivers and discuss best practice policies for the future in opioid use disorder.

Update: Even though the Biden administration removed some of the restrictions on medical professionals' ability to give buprenorphine, there is much to learn still from the geographic distribution of the waivers.

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Friday Sep 17th, 2021 to Saturday Sep 18th, 2021—9:00am to 12:00pm
ABN 10th Annual Conference
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Ethical Challenges in Mental Health
September 17 & 18, 2021
9 am - noon each day, with optional breakout session immediately following the morning session

The COVID-19 pandemic has identified ethical challenges that arise when a health care system is stretched to its limits in providing care. Health professionals, social workers, and the public have faced these challenges. Healthcare professionals saw an increase in suicides or burnout,  and they have expressed concern at the lack of support for mental/behavioral health needs for their members. The dynamics of healthcare changed during the pandemic through its extensive reliance on telemedicine. Some challenges are persistent, such as questions of suitable research subjects, the use of genomic data, and difficulties placing children in treatment facilities. 

We've invited speakers to share their knowledge of the ethical challenges that can arise in the treatment, access to resources, stigmatization, and research of mental illness. We have applied for CEUs for this activity.

 

Agenda
Friday, September 17, 2021
9:00–9:05  Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network
9:05–9:45 Mental Health Stigma & Health Professionals
Tala Dajani, MD, MPH
9:45–10:30 Reset and Rejuvenate!
Shelley J. Tom, MS, LPC, RYT 200, CDWF
10:30–11:15 Ethical Concerns in the Treatment of Incapacitated Patients
Joanna Kowalik, MD, MPH, FAPA
11:15–12:00 Ethics in Research: Subjects with Mental Illness
Gwen A. Levitt, DO, DFAPA
12:00-12:05 Break
12:05-12:45 Optional Individualized Break-out Rooms for Further Discussion
Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00–9:05 Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network
9:00–9:45 Divided Medicalization and the Neurodevelopmental Turn: Using Genomic Data to Predict a Changing Future
Elizabeth Fein, PhD
9:45–10:20 The Pipes are Clogged: Finding Flow in Children’s Higher Levels of Behavioral Health Care
Sala Webb, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP
10:20-10:55 Ethics in Providing Telepsychiatric Services During the Pandemic
Lisa Cobourn, MD, & Wendy Watson, MD, MPH
11:00-12:00 The Ethics and Laws Regarding Patients who Report Homicidal Thoughts
Zhi Y. Wu, MD
12:00 –12:05 Break
12:05–12:45 Optional Individualized Break-out Rooms for Further Discussion
Disclosure Statement:  There have been no actual or potential conflicts of interests found or disclosures needed in relation to this activity. We have applied for CEUs

 

 

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2020 Carol Carfang Nursing and Healthcare Ethics Conference

Wednesday Feb 26th, 2020 to Friday Feb 28th, 2020
8:00am to 4:00pm

CEs and discounts for ASBH members

ASBH 21st Annual Conference

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

ASBH has decided that its 21st Annual Conference will be a virtual conference this year. This year the theme is: Remembrance and Resilience: How Bioethics and Humanities Can Move Us Forward. The Program committee is releasing the information regarding speakers soon. More information is available 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. 

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