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Embracing Change: Balancing Innovation and Our Humanity. 20th Annual Conference

  • Thu, March 20, 2014
  • 8:30 AM
  • Fri, March 21, 2014
  • 4:30 PM
  • Emory Conference Center Hotel - 1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322


  • Admission for both days

Registration is closed
Guest Faculty

David Magnus, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics
Stanford University

Maggie Edson
Playwright, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Author of Wit

Hotel Information

Emory Conference Center room reservations for conference attendees can be made by following the link below:



Conference Agenda 

March 20, 2014

8:30    Welcome

8:45    From Marcus Welby to the iPatient: Innovation and Myth in Modern Medicine                                   
David Magnus, PhD 
Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics               

10:00    The Impact of the Electronic Medical Record in a Time of Personalized Medicine (panel)
11:15    Break

11:30    The Future of the Patient Provider Relationship: Communication and Complexity in the Acute Care Environment (panel)
1:00    Lunch

2:00    The Future of the Patient Provider Relationship Beyond the Acute Care Environments:  Continuity, Access, Scope of Practice, and Telemedicine
    Breakouts & summary
4:00    20th Anniversary Celebration Reception

5:00    Scenes from WIT & Comments
Playwright Maggie Edson                           
March 21, 2014

9:00    A Bioethics Retrospective and Look Ahead

10:15    Enduring Questions  (breakouts)

1)    How should we approach decisions re extending life and end of life care?
2) Mental Health issues, changes in delivery of mental/behavioral health care
3) Managing expectations and involving patients
4) Innovation and the Role of Religion

12:00 Lunch
*** Poster session: Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy Poster Session

1:00    Neuroscience, Neuroenhancement, and the Future of Bioethics
2:30    Operationalizing Ethics/ How would your organization respond to current cases in the media 
4:00    Adjourn

Thanks to our Conference Sponsors:

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory Healthcare
Emory University Center for Ethics

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