Note: The schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

8 a.m.

and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Benjamin Wilfond, MD

8:45 a.m.

What Is a Surgical Mistake? Forty Years of Wondering

Charles Bosk, MA, PhD

9:30 a.m.

Imminent Death Donation and the End of the Dead Donor Rule

Norman Fost, MD, MPH

10 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Refusals of Liver Transplantation: An Ethical Analysis

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

11 a.m.

Should Developmental Disability Be a Factor in Decisions About Transplantation Candidacy?

Aaron Wightman, MD, MA

11:30 a.m.

Panel discussion and Q&A

12 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1 p.m.

Informed Consent in Surgery

Aviva Katz, MD, MA

1:30 p.m.

I’m (Tired, Crabby, Anxious, Stressed Out)… Should I Tell the Family and Cancel My Cases or Operate Anyway?

Mary Fallat, MD

2 p.m.

Surgical Innovation or Research? Who Cares and What Does It Matter?

E. Haavi Morreim, JD, PhD

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

A Conversation About Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Surgery

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, moderator

3:45 p.m.

Questions from the audience

4:15 p.m.



Saturday, July 22, 2017

7:45 a.m.

and continental breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

8:30 a.m.

Ethical Challenges in Maternal–Fetal Surgery

Ryan Antiel, MD, MSME

9 a.m.

Ethical Issues in Gender Reassignment Surgery

Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH

9:30 a.m.

Panel and questions from the audience

10 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Breakout sessions: Abstract presentations and discussion

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.

A Surgeon’s Reflections on Love

Robert Sawin, MD

12:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks and adjourn