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ABN 11th Annual Conference

9 am – 4 pm (MST/Arizona) 

Arizona Bioethics Network is hosting its 11th Annual Conference on September 17, 2022. At the St. Joseph’s Medical Campus in Phoenix Arizona.

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.

This conference will be a hybrid event-both in-person and some participating online via zoom for those unable to attend in-person. 

Location details:

St. Joseph’s Medical Campus
Sonntag Pavilion
350 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

  • Masks are required
  • Parking is available

We are hosting an free networking and movie screening of “In A Different Key,” a documentary about autism and the struggle to belong on the evening of Friday September 16th, 2022.

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Upcoming Webinars

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.

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Immigration Policies and the Effect on Immigrant Health

Gregory Rogel, MA

Details Coming Soon

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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The ABN annual conference is happening on September 17th. This year the program is titled 'Making Spaces: Ethics & Neurodiversity.' Be sure to register today.
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How has COVID-19 changed end-of-life decision-making for doctors? Benjamin Kah Wai Chang and Pia Matthews research and discuss #bioethics #COVID19

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Wednesday Jan. 19th, 2022 – 4:00PM MST

Implications of the Approval of Aduhelm for the Stewardship of Public Trust

Lauren Sankary, JD, MA

Implications of the Approval of Aduhelm for the Stewardship of Public Trust

Lauren Sankary, JD, MA

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.

Lauren Sankary is Associate Director of the Neuroethics Program, and Clinical Ethicist at Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Department of Bioethics.

Wednesday Feb. 16th, 2022 – 4:00PM MST

The Ins and Outs of Managing an Incarcerated Patient in the Hospital

Marc Stern, MD

The Ins and Outs of Managing an Incarcerated Patient in the Hospital

Marc Stern, MD

It can be challenging managing a patient in the hospital who is under guard by jail or prison officers. This webinar will address the common challenging questions that arise, such as: What are their rights with regard to medical decision-making? What do you do with a patient who lacks decision-making capacity? If a patient is a ward of the state, who calls the shots? Is the prison warden the “next of kin”? How does one interact with the officers who stand guard over the patients? What can they know about the patient’s condition? Does HIPAA apply to these patients? What is the standard of care for an incarcerated patient? Should I force feed a patient sent from the jail because they’re on hunger strike?

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.

Past Webinars

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Kelvin Black, PhD
Arizona State University
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Zasha Swan, JD
Harvard University
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Frank Jones, MD
Midwestern University
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Jack Brownn, PhD
Cambridge University