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Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2022—4:00pm
Nursing Today: Hazards for Nurses and Patients
Leah Veschio, RN
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Recently a nurse was criminally prosecuted after a medical mistake that caused the death of a patient. In this panel discussion, we will hear some of the demands asked of nurses and administrators in today's medical environment. 

Wednesday Jul 20th, 2022—4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ethics, Race, and Genetics
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
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Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH is the author of Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century (Columbia University Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Arthur J. Viseltear Award from the American Public Health Association. The book examines the way biologists shaped the race concept during the 20th century from eugenics to the sequencing of the human genome. 

Michael Yudell is public health ethicist and award-winning historian whose work focuses on the history and ethics of genomics, the history of the race concept, and the history and ethics of autism research. Yudell received his PhD and MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, an MPhil in U.S. History from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and his BA in History and Soviet and Eastern European Studies from Tufts University. 

Wednesday Aug 17th, 2022—4:00pm
The State of Pharmaceutical Shortages
Summer Peregrin, PharmD
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Recent shortages of pharmaceuticals have caused physicians, pharmacists, and patients to make tough decisions. Dr. Summer Peregrin leads us in a discussion of the effects of drug shortages on patient care from the perspective of the hospital pharmacist.

Dr. Peregrin is a clinical pharmacist with Dignity Health and has previously taught at the School of Pharmacy at University of Arizona, Creighton, and Midwestern University.

Saturday Sep 17th, 2022—9:00am to 4:30pm
Making Space: Ethics and Neurodiversity
Multiple presenters
Details coming soon

Arizona Bioethics Network is hosting its 11th Annual Conference Spetember 17, 2022. The presenters will be examining "Making Space:  Ethics and Neurodiversity." This includes a historical look at the place of neurodiversity in medicine, the ethics in the diagnosis, treatment, search for genetic cause, and how the search for treatment may make parents or patients vulnerable to ineffective treatments. Some of the questions will be what is the lived experience for a person who is neurodiverse? What do they need from their medical provider. More details to come. We are hopeful that this conference can be a hybrid event-both in-person and some participating online, depending on the status of the pandemic in September. This conference is held in lieu of our September webinar.

News and Events

33rd Annual Iota Tau Nursing Scholars Forum: Celebrating Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research

Thursday Apr 28th, 2022
7:30am to 5:30pm

The purpose of the Iota Tau Nursing Scholars Forum is to assist attendees in recognizing and implementing evidence-based strategies that address the diverse needs of clients and families. Full program and book of abstracts will be available in April.

Sutter Health Bioethics Webinar

Wednesday Mar 23rd, 2022

Shilpa Shashidhara, PhD provides practical advice on how to help health care providers when a surrogate decision-maker is absent. 

Idaho Department Of Health And Welfare Activates Crisis Standards In North Idaho

Thursday Sep 9th, 2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. CSC is activated in the Panhandle Health District and the North Central Health District (Public Health Districts 1 and 2)  because of a severe shortage of staffing and available beds in the northern area of the state caused by a massive increase in patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization.

ASPEN 2021: Rethinking bioethics education after 2020

Wednesday May 26th, 2021 to Sunday May 30th, 2021

Online Event:2020 has been a year of extraordinary upheaval and change within societies and healthcare systems. At APBEN 2021 we hope to initiate conversations that will help to reshape bioethics and health professionalism education in the years ahead so that we can not only meet the challenges confronting healthcare systems and societies but also move beyond them, helping to create a more equitable, inclusive and responsive community of ethical and professional practitioners and scholars.

Mayo Clinic Covd-19 Series: Managing ICU Capacity and Ethics in Crisis Care

Wednesday Feb 17th, 2021

In this one-hour webinar, Mayo Clinic experts will discuss practical and ethical questions in critical care and ICU capacity management, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.