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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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