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Conferences

Online Registration has Closed. Limited walk-in registration will be available.

This annual one-week Seminar is an intensive, interactive introduction to the four-box method of analysis of ethical problems in clinical ethics, developed by Jonsen, Siegler, and Winslade in their book CLINICAL ETHICS. The Seminar also introduces the Core Competencies in Healthcare Ethics Consultation. Lectures are designed to familiarize participants with basic definitions and arguments in each of the major topics of clinical ethics. In addition, the Seminar aims to provide participants with skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations and to assist others in doing so. Hence, careful attention is paid to methods of case analysis and to discussion of cases. The Seminar has always attracted a mix of participants that resembles the actual participants in clinical care, making it possible to share different, but complementary views.

University of Washington campus
Magnuson Health Sciences Center
Room T-439

An optional Surgical Ethics Conference will be held Saturday, August 5.  

This one-day conference employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators. Lectures tailored to surgical specialties define relevant ethical principles and concepts. Multi-disciplinary panels and small group discussions allow participants to better understand the legitimate ethical debates that bear upon each topic. In addition, the conference introduces participants to the skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations.

University of Washington campus
William H. Foege Building
Foege Auditorium

Driving and parking directions can be found here.



Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  1. Identify fundamental concepts and principles for the understanding of ethical issues in clinical care.
  2. Implement a method for analyzing ethical cases in clinical health care.
  3. Employ skills in decision-making for clinical cases that present ethical problems.
  4. Discuss current issues and cases in health care ethics.

FEES AND REGISTRATION

Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics, July 31 - August 4
Surgical Ethics Conference, August 5



Through 6/15 After 6/15 
MD/DO/JD/PhDSummer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics $1,020.00$1,045.00
All OthersSummer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics$920.00$945.00
MD/DO/JD/PhDSummer Seminar + Surgical Ethics$1,195.00$1,220.00
All OthersSummer Seminar + Surgical Ethics$1,095.00$1,120.00
All OthersSurgical Ethics only$275.00$275.00
MD/DO Resident/Fellow* Surgical Ethics only$150.00$150.00

*MD/DO Resident/Fellow rate requires written confirmation of current resident/fellow status.

For registrations received prior to June 15 but left UNPAID, the higher rate will apply.

Enrollment is limited to 125 participants.

The fee for this course includes catering, all electronic instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by July 17, 2017. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following July 17, 2017. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact CME with questions - call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Erika Blacksher, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Eileen Bulger, MD
Professor of Surgery, Chief of Trauma
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Georgina Campelia, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics & Emergency Services, Division of Bioethics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
Professor & Chair, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Loyola University, Chicago
Maywood, IL
Alberto Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
James Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Patricia Kuszler, MD, JD
Professor & Associate Dean, School of Law
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Gregory Malone, M.Div, MA
Spiritual Care Provider, Palliative Care, Clinical Support Services
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Thomas McCormick, DMin
Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Nahush Mokadam, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Martin Montenovo, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Douglas Opel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Bioethics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD
Professor, Bioethics and Health Policy, Neiswanger Insitute for Bioethics
Loyola University, Chicago
Maywood, IL
Robert Pearlman, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Carlos Pellegrini, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Matthew Plourde, RN
ECLS/ECMO Clinical Nurse Educator, Critical Care & Cardiology
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Jorge Reyes, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Jamie Shirley, PhD, RN
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Health Studies
UW Bothell
Bothell, WA
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Mark Tonelli, MD, MA
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jill Watanabe, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Hope Wechkin, MD
Medical Director
Evergreen Hospice & Palliative Care
Kirkland, WA
Benjamin Wilfond, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Division of Bioethics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Douglas Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Summer Seminar - List of Course Readings by Day 7:15AM - 7:20AM  
GENERAL READING - "Clinical Ethics" by Jonsen, Chapter 1 7:20AM - 7:30AM  
READING - Orr article "A Process and Format for Clinical Ethics" 7:20AM - 7:30AM  
READING 1 - "The Four Principles Approach" 7:20AM - 4:45PM  
READING 2 - "Clinical Ethics and the Four Principles" 7:20AM - 7:30AM  
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:00AM  
Introduction to the Course 8:00AM - 8:15AM  
Clinical Decision-Making: The Four Boxes 8:15AM - 8:45AM Thomas McCormick, DMin
 
Introduction to the Core Competencies 8:45AM - 9:15AM Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
 
READING 1 - AJOB Summary of the Core Competencies 8:45AM - 9:15AM  
READING 2 - Vaughn article "Bioethics - Principles, Issues and Cases" 8:45AM - 9:15AM  
Break 9:15AM - 9:30AM  
Writing A Chart Note 9:30AM - 10:30AM Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
 
Break 10:30AM - 10:45AM  
The Principles of Beneficence & Non-Maleficence 10:45AM - 11:00AM Georgina Campelia, PhD
 
READING 1 - Miller-Smith and Lantos article available on UpToDate 11:00AM - 12:00PM  
READING 2 - What Medical Futility Means to Clinicians - Tonelli 11:00AM - 12:00PM  
The Medical Futility Debate 11:00AM - 12:00PM Denise Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
Mark Tonelli, MD, MA
 
Lunch (provided) 12:00PM - 1:30PM  
Expert Panel: Reasoning Through A Case 1:30PM - 3:00PM Thomas McCormick, DMin
Douglas Opel, MD, MPH
Jamie Shirley, PhD, RN
Gregory Malone, M.Div, MA
 
Break 3:00PM - 3:15PM  
Case Discussions - Small Groups 3:15PM - 4:45PM  
Adjourn 4:45PM - 4:50PM  

Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 37.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PROFESSIONAL CREDIT

Psychologists: This offering for 37.5 contact/clock hours meets the requirements for continuing education for psychologists in Washington State. The course is co-provided by UW CME which qualifies as a CE program sponsor under the Washington administrative code, WAC 246-924-240.

Respiratory Therapists: This offering for 37.5 contact/clock hours meets requirements for continuing education for respiratory therapists in Washington State. UW CME qualifies as a CE program sponsor under the Washington Administrative Code, WAC 246-928-442.

Social Workers and Counselors: This offering for 37.5 contact/clock hours meets requirements for continuing education for social workers and counselors in Washington State. UW CME qualifies as a CE program sponsor under the Washington Administrative Code, WAC 246-809-610.

Other Disciplines: A certificate for 37.5 contact/clock hours will be awarded for use in documenting completion of this continuing education offering.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The following hotels are located near the conference site. To make reservations, please call the hotels directly. No room block has been reserved.

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.826.4242 or 866.944.4242
Rates depend on availability
Ask for "UNIVERSITY" conference rate

Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.526.5200 or 800.205.6940
Rates depend on availability
Ask for "UW CME" rate
Or register online here; use UW CME as Group ID and Password to get the UW CME Conference Rate

Residence Inn
4501 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.322.8887 or 888.236.2427
Rates depend on availability
Ask for "UNIVERSITY" conference rate

UW Dorm Option:
A limited number of economical room and board packages are available at a dormitory on the UW campus near the conference site. Dormitory room and board packages are first-come, first-served. For details, please click here

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers and other professionals involved in the care of patients or the education of providers.

ONLINE CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Instruction materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available starting on July 24, 2017, for registrants to print and/or download. The conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

DIETARY REQUESTS
UW CME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

SPECIAL SERVICES
Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration, course credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation and may include food, beverages, taxes and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation please contact the department at: 206.543.1050 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance.

Disability Services Office
206.543.6450/Voice • 206.543.6452/TTY • 206.685.7264/Fax • e-mail: dso@uw.edu