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Wednesday Jan 19th, 2022—4:00pm
Aducanumab: Ethical Challenges
Lauren Sankary, JD
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On June 7, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab (Aduhelm; Biogen Inc), the first new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer disease in 2 decades. The approval of the drug, however, by FDA has not been without controversy and therefore, ethical challenges, as there are questions about its value. Lauren Sankary, JD, shares with us some of the ethical challenges that arise with this drug, and the state of FDA approvals.

 

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Wednesday Feb 16th, 2022—4:00pm
Correctional Medicine
Marc Stern, MD
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​ Dr. Marc Stern was previously, the chief medical officer of the correctional facilities for the state of Washington. When the Washington began using lethal injection as its capital punishment, Dr. Stern resigned his position because of the use of his office for the procurement of the pharmaceuticals.  Marc Stern received the B.S. degree from the University of Albany in 1975, and the M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo in 1982. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, and obtained an MPH from Indiana University School of Public Health in 1992. He is currently an assistant professor at U. Washington, School of Public Health. He is also a member of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and has published extensively on that subject in NEJM, Journal of Nephrology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Public Health. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Prison Health and the Journal of Correctional Health Care.

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Wednesday Mar 16th, 2022—4:00pm
Ethical Issues in Caring for Mentally Ill Incarcerated Youth
Teresa Mayer, MD
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Dr. Mayer is the Psychiatric Medical Director, Division of Youth Services, Colorado. She is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Forensic Psychiatry Fellow at University of Colorado. In this webinar she discusses some of the ethical challenges in providing mental health services to incarcerated youth. 

 

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Wednesday Apr 20th, 2022—4:00pm
Cybersecurity, Ransomware, and EHRs
Christian Dameff, MD
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As cyberhackers become more sophisticated, we've seen instances where they have infiltrated the electronic record systems of hospitals. What does it mean to a hospital system when such a cyberattack occurs? In the case linked here, no ransomware was paid, but the cost to the hospital system was $50 million, and delays in care for patients.

Dr. Christian Dameff is an Emergency Physician, Clinical Informaticist, and researcher. He is the Director of Cybersecurity at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Dameff is also a hacker and security researcher interested in the intersection of healthcare, patient safety, and cybersecurity. He has spoken at some of the world’s most prominent hacker forums including DEFCON, RSA, Blackhat, Derbycon, BSides: Las Vegas, and is one of the cofounders of the CyberMed Summit, a novel multidisciplinary conference with emphasis on medical device and infrastructure cybersecurity. Published cybersecurity topics include hacking 911 systems, HL7 messaging vulnerabilities, and malware. In this webinar he will share some of the vulnerabilites in the current health systems and the ethical challenges of paying ransomware.

 

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Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona

Friday Aug 17th, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm

Ethics in the Pines:  Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona Save the Date! Join us on August 17 at the Peaks in Flagstaff for a timely examination of the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona. We'll learn from a group of experts from public health, pharmacy, behavioral health, pain management, primary and palliative care, and patients at the summer workshop, especially as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act is enacted in 2019. Join us for the "Happy Hour" networking during the evening of the 16th as you enjoy the cool weather of Flagstaff and stay after the event on the 17th to mingle with speakers, panelists and attendees. The cost to attend is $25.00 and includes lunch. Credit cards will be accepted on site. RSVP Today!

Yale University Summer Programs

Monday Jun 4th, 2018
4:00pm

The Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in BioethicsThe Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University will host two acclaimed programs this summer:Foundations of Bioethics (4 days, from June 4-7, 2018);Summer Institute in Bioethics (7 weeks; from June 1-July 21, 2018)

Newly Reported 1942 Nutrition Trial


Food historian, Ian Mosby, reports that he has uncovered a nutrition study on Canadian aboriginal children beginning in 1942. Read more

Should Family Members Watch as Their Dying Loved Ones Get CPR?


The benefits and disadvantages of family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been argued since it was proposed in 1987. The possibilities of stress for health care providers and increased emotional burden for family members as well as risk of legal claims have been the central argument points.A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2013 found out that family members who watch health care providers perform (CPR) on their loved ones were less likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder. They also experienced less anxiety and depression symptoms. The quality of CPR, the level of CPR performers’ emotional stress, patient survival rate and medico-legal claims were found to be not affected by the presence of family members.This 570-participant study done in France concluded that being present during CPR might help families understand that emergency technicians have done everything possible to save the patient’s life. It might offer family opportunities to say goodbye to their loved ones and help them with the bereavement process. The study was done in the home setting for patients with cardiac arrest. Trials in hospitals, such as emergency rooms and intensive care units, are needed to confirm the results, according to the researchers of the study.

Goldwater Institute to Sue over Medicaid Expansion in Arizona


The Goldwater Institute plans to sue over the Medicaid expansion recently approved in Arizona. The story was reported September 12, 2013 in the Arizona Republic.

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