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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 May 17th, 2023 – 4:00PM MST

Parental Autonomy and Anticipated Harms: Ethical Considerations Concerning Parental Discretion in the Neonatal ICU

Jeffery Pannekoek, PhD

Parental autonomy is foundational to our approach to decision-making in the neonatal ICU. This talk will explore complications that can arise when we treat patients according to values and preferences that are not necessarily their own. The discussion will focus on different considerations regarding potential treatment limits and avoiding harm to the patient.
Following this presentation, attendees should be able to:
  1. Identify different approaches to parental decision-making.
  2. Define the parental zone of discretion and when it is relevant to decision-making.
  3. Recognize complications with parental decision-making in the neonatal ICU.


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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