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

Friday, July 24, 2015

Morning session

8 a.m.

and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Benjamin Wilfond, MD

8:45 a.m.

Must We Always Tell Children the Truth?
John Lantos, MD

9:30 a.m.

How to Remain Calm, Kind and Courageous When Emotions Run High and Hot: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Clinicians in the Service of Medical Ethics
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

10:15 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

A Conversation About Ethical Challenges in Patient-Provider Communication
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, Moderator
Chris Feudtner MD, PhD, MPH
Norman Fost, MD, MPH
Kellie Lang, JD, RN
John Lantos, MD

11:45 a.m

Questions from the Audience

Chris Feudtner, Norman Fost, Kellie Lang, John Lantos

12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

Afternoon session

1:15 p.m.

The Science of Unconscious Bias: What Can We Do About It?
Janice Sabin, PhD, MSW

1:45 p.m.

Undermining the Delicate Triangle: How Implicit Bias Harms the Children We Serve
Kellie Lang, JD, RN

2:15 p.m.

When Parents and Providers Disagree: Understanding and Responding to Conflicts in the Care of Children
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

2:35 p.m.

Panel and Questions from the Audience

Janice Sabin, Kellie Lang, Douglas Diekema

3 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Telling the Truth: It’s Harder Than It Looks. Reflections on Tough Cases
Norman Fost, MD, MPH

4:15 p.m.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

7:45 a.m.

and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH

8:30 a.m.

Accountability After Pediatric Adverse Events: Recent Developments and New Directions
Thomas Gallagher, MD

9 a.m.

Shared Decision-Making: A Decrepit Concept?
Douglas Opel, MD, MPH

9:45 a.m.

Panel and Questions from the Audience
Thomas Gallagher, Douglas Opel

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions: Presentations and Discussion

Session One

  • Physician as Gatekeeper: Fetal Surgery, Living-Donor Transplantation, and the Limits of Altruism
    Ryan Antiel, MD, MA
  • Why Nobody Seems to Like Premies: A Qualitative Exploration of Neonatologists’ Resuscitation Decisions for Extremely Preterm Infants
    Alisha Gabriel, MD
  • Communication and the Rule of Rescue in the Pediatric Operating Room
    Aaron Wightman, MD, MA

Session Two

  • Communication in Pediatric Ethics Consultations: A Retrospective Review
    Erin Johnson, MD
  • Challenging the Delicate Triangle: Bringing Social Issues into the Conversation about Technology Dependence
    Carrie Henderson, MD
  • Severe Congenital Anomalies in the Fetus or Infant: Shared “Best-Interests” Decision Making for Ambiguous Outcomes
    Dalia Feltman, MD

Session Three

  • The Prenatal Consultation for Extremely Preterm Neonates: Ethical Pitfalls and Proposed Solutions
    Jennifer Kett, MD, MA
  • Best Practice in Pediatric Health Care Provider/Parent Interactions
    Susan Albersheim, MD, PhD
  • Decision-Making in Neonatal Intensive Care: A Qualitative Empirical Study of Parental Preferences
    Elliott Weiss, MD

11:40 a.m.

Return to auditorium

11:45 a.m.

Doctors, Parents and Wikipedia: Communicating with the Internet-Savvy Parent
John Lantos, MD

12:30 p.m.

Concluding Comments and Adjourn
Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH