Pediatric Bioethics Conference

2022 Pediatric Bioethics Conference

Our 17th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, “Breakthroughs in Pediatrics: Past Lessons, Present Controversies, Future Challenges,” took place on July 15 and 16, 2022, in Seattle.

Videos of presentations are posted below.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Breakthroughs in Pediatrics: Determining Ethical Permissibility
Mark Mercurio, MD, MA

Therapeutic Misadventures in the Newborn
Norman Fost, MD, MPH

From Smallpox to COVID-19: Breakthroughs in Vaccination and Public Health Policy
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

Ethical Issues in Access to and Use of Unproven Interventions in Pediatrics
Allison Bateman-House, MPH, PhD

Ethical Challenges in Expanding Access Internationally to Breakthrough Clinical Trials
Emily Berkman, MD, MA

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning: Revisiting Our Assumptions About Science and Ethics
Stephen Rosenfeld, MD, MBA

Breakthroughs in Pediatric Transplantation: From the Masden Twins to Baby Fae and Zion Harvey
Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

Modeling Neurodevelopment With Human Brain Organoids: Clinical Potential and Ethical Challenges
Kate MacDuffie, PhD, MA

How Would Moral Bioenhancement Impact Children of Color?
Timothy Brown, PhD

A Conversation About Breakthroughs in Pediatric Bioethics
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, Moderator

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Breakthroughs in Pediatric Bioethics
Aaron Wightman, MD, MA

Is Home a Breakthrough?
Maya Scott, MSW, LICSW

Breakthroughs in Pediatric Surgery: The Ethics of Surgical Innovation
Ryan Antiel, MD, MSME

Breakthroughs and Hoping for a Miracle
Patrick Smith, PhD