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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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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.

Harvard Annual Bioethics Conference

Thursday Apr 11th, 2019 to Friday Apr 12th, 2019
8:30am to 5:30pm

Controlling Death: The policies, practices, and ethics of choosing when we die"This two-day conference will explore ethical, legal, and clinical aspects of evolving practices of euthanasia and physician-assisted death. How ought we to think about the choices of determining the time and manner of death for our loved ones, our patients, and ourselves? How should the health and legal professions respond to these rapidly evolving practices and choices? "

ASBH 2018 Annual Conference

Thursday Oct 18th, 2018 to Sunday Oct 21st, 2018
8:00am to 12:00pm

The 20th annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities will be held October 18-21, 2018 in Anahiem, CA.  For the full conference theme, full session descriptions and travel/hotel information, please visit the ASBH website at the link above.

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