2013 Conference: Cases That Keep Us Awake at Night: Challenges in Pediatric Bioethics
July 19 and 20, 2013, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
There are cases that test our moral values, raising complicated ethical issues in our day-to-day care of individual patients. Frequently, as they search for the proper course of action, clinicians and families seek advice from ethics committees or consultants. Yet, even when these situations are resolved, they may leave us feeling unsettled and uncertain. Did we do the right thing? Did we act in the best interests of all concerned? Could we have done more?
- Should a teenager be allowed to refuse a lifesaving blood transfusion on religious grounds?
- Should an organ transplant be performed over a family’s objections?
- Should Child Protective Services be encouraged to intervene when a family fails to address the eating habits of a morbidly obese child?
- Should healthcare professionals withdraw medical interventions against the wishes of a family?
Renowned leaders in the field of pediatric bioethics will come together to discuss these issues July 19 and 20, 2013, in Seattle. Come join us and add your voice and perspective as we grapple with these ethical questions through presentations and panel discussions.
You can look forward to a stimulating program set in one of the country’s most vibrant and beautiful cities. We hope you can attend.
Conference Planning Committee
- Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH
- Benjamin Wilfond, MD
- Jonna Clark, MD, MA
- Kathy Fennell, RN, MPH, MBA
- Maureen Kelley, PhD
- Kathie Kohorn, MA
- Mithya Lewis-Newby, MD, MPH
- Paul Mann, MD
- Douglas Opel, MD, MPH
- Abby Rosenberg, MD