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2019 Annual Conference

25th Anniversary

deeply Rooted: 

Healthcare ethics in an era of change

                              March 21-22, 2019

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March 21-22, 2019

Emory Conference Center Hotel

1615 Clifton Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30329

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4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Keynote Speaker, Narrative Ethics:


Martha Montello, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

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Registration Deadline: 

March 7, 2016

Late registration

March 8 - 11, 2016

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 12.0 contact hours by the Alabama State Nurses Association.

Social Work CEUs have been approved by NASW-GA for 4.25 core & 7.75 ethics (or 12 core) continuing education clock hours.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Kathy Kinlaw, 404-727-2201.

The field of bioethics and healthcare ethics has both ancient taproots and modern off-shoots that provide a complex architecture of support.  In this two-day conversation we will note how the discipline of healthcare ethics has evolved around several central themes, as a foundation for exploring what we might anticipate as the field of healthcare ethics develops.

Our primary topics over the two days include:

  • Healthcare Ethics’ Deep Roots in the Nature of Death/End of Life
  • Respect for Autonomy in an Era of Change
  • The Ethics of Measuring, Metrics and Predicting the Future
  • Human Touch, Human Care and the New Technologies

We welcome Thaddeus Pope,JD, PhD, Hamline School of Law, Minnesota as we explore 1) the nature of death at the 50th anniversary of the Harvard Report on Brain Death and 2) the enduring issue of what constitutes medically ineffective/inappropriate treatment.  A “Call for Proposals” has been issued to engage scholars in examining the ethical implications of the use of metrics across healthcare, as well as in considering the effectiveness of Ethics committees and Ethics consultation.  We will examine the use of technologies for telemedicine and the remote delivery of healthcare, as well as the use of AI (artificial intelligence).  The conference will also explore how future care will incorporate respect for autonomy .

We welcome multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care, bioethics, health law, medical humanities, and other fields interested in exploring how deeply rooted the field of Bioethics and Healthcare Ethics is currently and where future work in ethics is projected to move.

2019 Sponsors

Emory Conference Center

Subvention Fund

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