Current Controversies in Bioethics

ABN conference

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. Registration fee of $50 includes lunch. Students and residents pay a discount fee of $25. The brochure with complete speaker information is available here.

 

 

Agenda

9:00–9:15

Registration/Coffee

9:15–9:30

Welcome and Introduction
Patricia Bayless, MD, Chairman of Board, Arizona Bioethics Network

9:30–10:30

Dementia: DNR and Other End of Life Decisions
Brian Browne, MS, CSA

10:30—10:45

Break

10:45–11:45

Medical Assistance in Dying
1. “Why I Support Medical Aid in Dying – The Perspective of a Hematologist, Oncologist, and Palliative Care/Hospice Physician” – Thomas Fitch, MD
2. “A Conversation on the Bioethical Controversies of ‘Physician Assisted Suicide’” – M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, FACP

11:45–12:30

Lunch

12:30–1:30

Artificial Intelligence and Medicine
1. “Why Trial Lawyers are Licking their Chops about AI & Doctors” – Gary Marchant, PhD, JD
2. “Using AI to understand patient goals for end-of-life care: challenges and opportunities,” – Duncan McElfresh, MSe

1:30–2:30

Genetic data and privacy
1. “Examining the Legal and Ethical Landscape of Forensic DNA Practices” – Kimberly Kobojek, BS
2. "Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era"
 – Stephanie Buchholtz, MS

2:30–2:45

Break

2:45–3:45

What is the future of bioethics?
1. “Out of the Hospital: How Clinical Ethics Consultations Can Meet Community Needs” – Julie Aultman, PhD

2. “Corporate Bioethics: The Promises, Perils and Potentials” – Jennifer Brian, PhD

3:45–4:00

Closing remarks, survey