Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics Events

The Center for Pediatric Bioethics is committed to providing and promoting bioethics education in the form of lectures and discussions.

Pediatric Bioethics Conference

Bioethics Film Series

Sconyers/Godfrey Ethics Grand Rounds

Treuman Katz Lectureship

Upcoming Events

July 2015

  • Fri 24
    11th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference – The Delicate Triangle: Responsibilities and Challenges in the Provider-Patient-Parent Relationship

    What do you do when parents insist on shielding their child from a diagnosis? Are there communication techniques that increase vaccination rates? If so, when does persuasion in the clinical context become manipulation or coercion? How do we avoid “implicit bias” in our language and treatment of families from different religious or ethnic groups? How and when do we inform the patient and parents when genetic testing reveals an incidental finding that has unclear implications? Join a distinguished group of bioethicists as we spend two days exploring these and other complex questions, through presentations and discussions that will be both challenging and illuminating.

    Date: Friday July 24, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
    Contact: Visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/initiatives/bioethics/events/pediatric-bioethics-conference/ for more information.
  • Sat 25
    11th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference – The Delicate Triangle: Responsibilities and Challenges in the Provider-Patient-Parent Relationship (Day 2)

    What do you do when parents insist on shielding their child from a diagnosis? Are there communication techniques that increase vaccination rates? If so, when does persuasion in the clinical context become manipulation or coercion? How do we avoid “implicit bias” in our language and treatment of families from different religious or ethnic groups? How and when do we inform the patient and parents when genetic testing reveals an incidental finding that has unclear implications? Join a distinguished group of bioethicists as we spend two days exploring these and other complex questions, through presentations and discussions that will be both challenging and illuminating.

    Date: Saturday July 25, 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
    Contact: Visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/initiatives/bioethics/events/pediatric-bioethics-conference/ for more information.

October 2015

  • Thu 1
    9th Annual Treuman Katz Lecture: Ethical and Policy Issues in Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Diseases

    Please join us for the 9th Annual Treuman Katz Lecture, “Ethical and Policy Issues in Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Diseases,” with special guest speaker Dr. Lainie Friedman Ross.

    Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ross is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, and the College at the University of Chicago. She is an associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and co-Director of the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine.

    Date: Thursday Oct. 1, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    Contact: Please email bioethics@seattlechildrens.org for more information. For more information on Grand Rounds, please visit seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/education/grand-rounds/.