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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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News and Events


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

Thursday Sep 9th, 2021
3:15pm

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
9:00am

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
9:00am

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.

LawCats Live - Vaccine Distribution in Long-Term Care: Is it Working?

Friday Feb 5th, 2021
12:15pm

NOTE: LINK HAS BEEN CORRECTED!This unique event features UA experts from the College of Law and across the UA Health Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law. Professor Sklar will provide the latest data on COVID cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, among both residents and staff, and highlight variations in vaccination rates across the states. A panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccination efforts will follow offering a range of perspectives from the health science colleges, on barriers to the rollout and how to effectively and equitably address them.  

Human/e Health and Healthcare Symposium

Friday Oct 23rd, 2020 to Saturday Oct 24th, 2020
1:30pm to 3:00pm

This free virtual event will offer perspectives on human-centered, equitable approaches to health and healthcare. Featuring a keynote address from Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, & Society at Vanderbilt University, and a plenary address from thought leader Uché Blackstock, MD, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity LLC. Friday's keynote will feature Dr. Jonathan Metzl (author of Dying of Whiteness) who will give a talk titled "Dying of Whiteness: The Pandemic and the Politics of Racial Resentment." A panel discussion will follow. This event will take place via Zoom on Friday, October 23rd at 1:30pm AZ time.   

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