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ABN 11th Annual Virtual Conference

Making Space: Ethics & Neurodiversity

April 14th, 2023 — 8:30am to 1:00pm (MST/AZ Time)

Arizona Bioethics Network is hosting its 11th Annual Conference on April 14th, 2023 on Zoom.

The presenters will be examining topics associated with neurodiversity and ethics. This includes looking historically at the position of neurodiversity in medicine, the ethics of diagnosis in searching for genetic causes, how there is a lack of neurodiverse perspective in research, and the need to consider lived experiences of populations to inform medical care. These topics help demonstrate how the focus on the treatment of the neurodiverse can make them vulnerable to stigmatization, inequalities in medical care, ineffective treatment/intervention, and involvement in biased research. This conference aims to invoke critical thinking about the ethical concerns associated with improper considerations of neurodiversity in medicine and how that can be changed to make space for those that are neurodiverse.

Students – $20
Without CEU/CMEs – $30
With CEU/CMEs – $40

*This conference will be via Zoom and the link will be sent out closer to the event date to those who have registered.


The State of Pharmaceutical Shortages

Summer Peregrin, PharmD

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.

Registration Closed

Immigration Policies and the Effect on Immigrant Health

Gregory Rogel, MA

Details Coming Soon

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday September 20th, 2023 – 4:00PM MST

U.S. Eugenics: Legacies, Resurgences, and Bioethics

Charlene Galarneau, PhD, MAR

Dr. Charlene Galarneau is Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Center for Bioethics; and Associate Professor Emerita at Wellesley College, in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her teaching and research explore the ethics of health care, public health, and health policy. Recent research topics include U.S. eugenics, racism in bioethics, gender-affirming care, and USPHS STD experiments in Guatemala. Galarneau’s book, Communities of Health Care Justice, cultivates a concept of community justice that understands communities as critical participants in determining the nature of just health care. Her interest in ethics was initially motivated by her work with rural community/migrant health centers and the communities they serve.

Dominant narratives of US eugenics portray a by-gone era, led by academic elites promoting pseudo-science, and concluding when the harms of Nazi eugenics became known. Emerging critical analyses reveal a more complex history entailing diverse eugenic experiences by race, ability, gender, indigeneity, and national origin that reflect a mutable, multilayered eugenic logic that endures to the present day. Bioethics has a role to play both in addressing past harm (what is a just response?) and in identifying
and analyzing eugenic features present today in genetic technologies, reproductive health care, as well as land conservation and immigration policy. Considerations of who is “fit” continue to enervate social, political, and health care decision-making in the U.S.

Learning Objectives
After this session, attendees will be able to
1) understand the ways social inequities (e.g. racism) undergird U.S. eugenics,
2) identify expressions of eugenics logic in the present day, and
3) articulate ways that bioethics can contribute to a non-eugenic future.



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Arizona State University and Arizona Bioethics Network. Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board’s (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 1 credit hour of continuing education credits per individual session.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

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