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We invite you to join in on the important discussions in bioethics through webinars, workshops and more.
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Certificate of attendance - COVID Ethics - May 4th panel
Certificate of attendance - COVID Ethics - April 30th panel
Certificate of attendance - COVID Ethics - April 20th panel
Certificate of attendance - COVID Ethics - April 13th panel
Certificate of attendance - COVID Ethics - April 2nd panel
Certificate of attendance - Katie Watson, JD, March 3rd presentation
Certificate of attendance - Sarah DiGregorio, February 3rd presentation
Certificate of attendance - Steven Leuthner, MD, January 28th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Peter Ubel, MD, January 21st presentation
Certificate of attendance - Ben Wilfond, MD, September 10th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Mark Clarfield, MD, September 9th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Marsha Griffin, MD, March 28th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Joseph Millum, PhD, March 4th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Lucia Wocial, PhD, RN, February 26th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, February 12th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Kimberly Zieselman, JD Jan 16th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Janet Malek, MD Jan 8th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD Oct 29th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Trisha Prentice, MBBS, BMedSci, MBiotech, FRACP Oct 24th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Leena Nahata, MD Sept 27th presentation
Certificate of attendance - J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD Feb. 22nd presentation
Certificate of attendance - Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MSc, MSCS: Is Being Treated at a Children's Hospital a Right or a Privilege?
Certificate of attendance - Kerith Conron, PhD: Ethical Issues in Caring for Transgender Youth
Certificate of attendance - James Mumford, PhD: Reproduction in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Certificate of attendance - Maura Priest, PhD: Transgender Children and the Right to Transition
Certificate of attendance - Abdulaziz Sachedina, PhD Feb. 15th presentation
Certificate of attendance - Carol Taylor Jan. 10th presentation
Session Five: Morale and Moral Psychology During the COVID Pandemic (May 4)
Session Four: Ethical Issues for Pediatric Nurses in the COVID Pandemic (April 30)
Session Three: Ethical Issues for Children in the COVID Pandemic: Racial Disparities and Their Impact on Disease Burden (April 20)
Session Two: Ethical Issues in the COVID Pandemic at Children's Hospitals - Panel Discussion (April 13)
Session One: Ethical Issues in the COVID Pandemic at Children's Hospitals - Panel Discussion (April 2)
Sarah DiGregorio: Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human
Steven Leuthner, MD, MA: Ethical Issues in Fetal Health
Peter Ubel, MD: Sick to Debt: Finding smarter ways to empower patients as healthcare consumers
Ben Wilfond, MD: Ethical implications of clinical sequencing in children: Disclosing research results or secondary clinical results
Mark Clarfield, MD: Synergies and Conflicts Between the Health Interests of Children and the Elderly
Marsha Griffin, MD and Minnette Son, MD: Ethical Considerations in Caring for the Global Child
Joseph Millum, PhD: Moral Foundations of ParenthoodLucia Wocial, PhD, RN: Creating Moral SpacesDanielle Ofri, MD, PhD: What Patients Say, What Doctors HearKimberly Zieselman, JD: Medically Unnecessary Intervention on Intersex Youth: What's the Harm?
Janet Malek, MD: Knowledge is Power? Parental Perspectives on Genomic Sequencing for Seriously Ill Children
Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD: Preventing Pediatric Genetic Conditions: The Ethics of Embryo Selection and Germline Genome Editing
Trisha Prentice, MBBS, BMedSci, MBioeth, FRACP: Moral Distress in the Era of Shared Decision-Making
Leena Nahata, MD: Fertility Counseling and Preservation in At-Risk Youth: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Headed?
Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MSc, MSCS: Is Being Treated at a Children's Hospital a Right or a Privilege?
Maura Priest, PhD: Transgender Children and the Right to Transition
Kerith Conron, PhD: Ethical Issues in Caring for Transgender Youth
James Mumford, PhD: Reproduction in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD: Biases and Heuristics in Clinical Decision Making and Their Impact on Autonomy
Abdulaziz Sachedina, PhD: Ethics of Child Care: Islamic Perspectives
Carol Taylor, RN, PhD: Who's Not Getting a Fair Share of Health Care - Are We Responsible?
Jennifer Linebarger, MD, MPH: Living or Surviving? Thoughts on Professional Resiliency
Dominic Wilkinson, MBBS, BMedSCi, MBioeth, PhD: Hard Lesson: Learning from the Charlie Gard Case
Kelley Benham French and panel: Limits of Periviability
Chris Feudtner, MD, PHD, MPH, Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, and Wynne Morrison, MD, MBE: Shared Decision Making
Harold Pollack, PhD: The Future of Medicaid
Somashekhar Nimbalkar, MBBS, MD: Code Krishna: An Innovative Practice Respecting Death and Dying
Larry Churchill, PhD: What Would You Do if This Were Your Child, Doc?
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD: Mitochondrial Transfer Technologies to Prevent Mitochondrial Diseases: The Science, the Ethics, and the Politics
Kelley Benham French: Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Raphael Cohen-Almagor, PhD: Why I Changed My Mind About Euthanasia in the Netherlands
Ann Hamric, PhD, RN, FAAC: Moral Distress in Pediatric Intensive Care
Ray DeVries, PhD: More than Method: The Value of Sociology for Moral Work
Vicki Forman: This Lovely Life: A Discussion of Premature Motherhood
Peri Klass, MD: Saving Tiny Tim -- Pediatrics and Childhood Poverty in the U.S.
Steven Miles, MD: Should Pediatricians Oppose Kids' Participation in High School Football?
Art Caplan, PhD: Ethical Issues in Mandatory Vaccination Programs
Lainie Ross, MD, PhD: Pediatric Transplantation: Children as Donors and Recipients
Robert Truog, MD: Thoughts on Medical Futility
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH: A Tender-Hearted Guide to Courage
Deanna Fei: Author of the Memoir "Girl in Glass"
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH: Is there Ever a Role for the Unilateral DNR Order in Pediatric Care? A Palliative Care Perspective
Benjamin Wilfond, MD: Tracheostomies in Children With Profound Disabilities - Navigating Family and Professional Values
Lydia Dugdale, MD: Ars Moriendi: Reclaiming an Art of Dying for Children
Brian Carter, MD: Communication in Palliative Care: Words Matter
Diane Flacks: A Parent’s Perspective on Decisions in the NICU
Farr Curlin, MD: Living Well and Dying Faithfully: How Can Palliative Care Help?
Joel Frader, MD: When the clinicians have had enough but the family wants to go on
Barbara Sourkes, PhD: Support for Staff "Around the Clock" on a PICU: A Pilot Program
Doug Diekema, MD: Parental vaccine refusal – What can we do?
Donna McKlindon, MSN, PMHCNS-BC & Kathy DuBois, MSN, RN-BC: #WhyCantWeBeFriends: Social Media and Patients
Jonna Clark, MD: The Culture of Dysthanasia
Jodi Halpern: Do Emotions Derail Rationality?
Megan Moreno, MD, MPH: Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: A Parent’s Toolkit for Promoting Healthy Internet Use
Myra Bluebond-Langer, PhD: Changes in Care for Dying Children. Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?
Mark Mercurio, MD: The role of a pediatric ethics committee in the newborn intensive care unit
Lisa Rasmussen, MD: Are Ethics Consultations Useful?
Alex Kon, MD: Choices Doctors Would Make if Their Infant had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Emily Largent, RN, PhD: Which Orphan Diseases Will Find a Home?
Duane Alexander, MD & Lainie Freedman Ross, MD, PhD: Is Expanded Newborn Screening Good for Children?
Annie Janvier, BSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC & William Meadow, MD, PhD: Are Slow Codes Sometimes Preferable to Unilateral DNR Orders?
Eduard Verhagen, JD, MD & Brian Carter, MD: Is Neonatal Euthanasia Ever Morally Defensible?