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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.

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 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
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
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
Doug E Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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.