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Conferences

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




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, 2016. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following July 17, 2016. 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, FACS
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 M. 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
Amy Furth, MDiv, BCC
ACPE Supervisor, Clinical Manager & Educator, Department of Spiritual Care - University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
James Kirkpatrick, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine - 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, 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
Susanna Shin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jamie Shirley, PhD, RN
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Health Studies - UW Bothell - Bothell, WA
Mark Sullivan, MD
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 E Wood, MD, FACS, FRCS Ed
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
READING 2 - "Clinical Ethics and the Four Principles" 7:20AM - 7:30AM  
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:00AM  
GENERAL READING - "Clinical Ethics" by Jonsen, Chapter 1 8:00AM - 4:45PM  
Introduction to the Course 8:00AM - 8:15AM  
READING 1 - "The Four Principles Approach" 8:00AM - 4:45PM  
Clinical Decision-Making: The Four Boxes 8:15AM - 8:45AM Thomas McCormick, DMin
 
Introduction to the Core Competencies 8:45AM - 9:15AM Denise M. 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  
READING 1 - Moral Reasoning 9:30AM - 10:30AM  
READING 2 - Orr article "A Process and Format for Clinical Ethics" (only available online until August 18, 2017) 9:30AM - 10:30AM  
Writing A Chart Note 9:30AM - 10:30AM Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
 
Break 10:30AM - 10:45AM  
The Principles of Beneficence & Non-Maleficence 10:45AM - 11:00AM Georgina Campelia, PhD
 
The Medical Futility Debate 11:00AM - 12:00PM Denise M. 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 hourswill 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:
In addition to the local hotels, economical room and board packages will be available at a dormitory on the UW campus near the conference site. More information will be posted as housing arrangements are finalized.

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