Healthcare Professionals Events

July 2017

  • Sat 22
    13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference – The Cutting Edge: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Surgery

    Ethical issues involving children arise frequently in the surgical arena. While the core concepts of confidentiality, informed consent and respect for persons apply in the surgical realm, the application of these concepts in pediatric surgery can be challenging. Surgical innovation often occurs through trial and error, rather than within a clinical trial. This reality raises questions about whether some formal review process should be required prior to using an innovative technique. Solid organ transplantation raises questions about justice that rarely arise in other areas of medicine. Additionally, surgical practice involving children raises many other unique issues: Should parents be allowed to refuse a solid organ transplant? Are surgical complications different from medical errors? Should surgeons share their success rates prior to surgery? Should babies with trisomy 18 be eligible for cardiac surgery? Should innovative surgical techniques be subject to regulatory oversight? Join us for our 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, where we will discuss ethical issues raised in the use of surgical interventions in children.

    Date: Saturday July 22, 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121
    Contact: For more information, visit Registration ends July 14.
  • Thu 27
    Prenatal Diagnosis of CHD

    Arya Bhawna, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UW; Cardiology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment, Seattle Children’s

    Date: Thursday July 27, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    Contact: For more information on Grand Rounds, please visit

August 2017