22nd Annual Conference on Bioethics

When:  Nov 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)

22nd Annual Conference on Bioethics -

Conscience in Medicine:  What is Our Obligation to Our Patients?

This conference will discuss the ethical aspects of conscientious objection and other areas of provider-selected patient care preferences.

  • Define the concept of physician conscientious objection
  • Examine boundaries between personal morality and professional responsibility
  • Recognize moral distress
  • Explore the ethical implications of concierge/VIP medicine
  • Understand ethical issues in resource allocation
8:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lauren B. Smith, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Chair, MSMS Bioethics Committee
Nora Maloy, DrPH, Director of Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Shauna Ryder-Diggs, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

9:00 – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker - Moral Agency and Provision of Contested Reproductive Health Care
Lisa Harris, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

10:00 – 11:00 am
Not Performing Requested Operations
Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA, FACS, FAAP, Associate Professor, Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, University of Michigan

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Medicaid and Medical Ethics
Susan Goold, MD, MHSA, MA, PACP, Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Conscience-Based Refusal in Perinatal Care
Naomi Laventhal, MD, MA, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, University of Michigan

2:00 – 2:45 pm
VIP Medicine
Lauren B. Smith, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00– 4:00 pm
Case Studies

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Lauren B. Smith, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan and Chair, MSMS Committee On Bioethics


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MSMS Members: $195
Non-Members: $275
Retired Members: $125
Students: FREE

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Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location

Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Contact

Beth Elliott
517/336-5789
belliott@msms.org