November 14, 2020 - 24th Annual Conference on Bioethics Conference Materials

Course Materials for Registrants

Please click on the name of the presenter to download a PDF of his or her PowerPoint presentation. If you have question or concerns, please contact Beth Elliott 517-336-5789.  

Zoom Information

Dial-in phone number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 868 2827 6097
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Meeting Password: 368734

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 

8:45 am – 4:00 pm

8:45 – 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jason Wasserman, PhD, Conference Chair
Audrey J. Harvey, Executive Director and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

9:00 – 9:45 am
Keynote Speaker – Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics: Lessons Learned from a Painful Legacy
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

10:00 – 10:45 am
Selecting and Training Medical Students in an Era of Deprofessionalization
Alexandra Vinson, PhD

11:00 – 11:45 am 
Asylum Seekers at the US/Mexican Border:  Reflections from a Public Health Physician
Linda Hill, MD, MPH

12:15 – 1:00 pm                     
The Benefits and Challenges of Medical Mission Work in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenneth Peters, MD

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Racial Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: A Persisting Crisis
Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc

2:15 – 3:00 pm
Redefining Essential: Healthcare Workers and Pandemic Scarcity
Andrew Shuman, MD FACS

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Student Rapid Fire Paper Session (7x8min)

Calling the Code: Whose Call Is It? The Ethics of Unilateral DNR
Sheba Gollapudi – Wayne State University SOM

Permissible Positive Claims of Conscience in the Asymmetry Debate: Prescribing Oral Contraceptive Pills at Catholic Institutions
Eric James – Oakland University William Beaumont SOM (coauthored with Abram Brummett, PhD)

Ethics Consultation in the Midst of Crisis: A Quality Assessment
Lulia A. Kana – University of Michigan SOM (coauthored with Andrew G. Shuman, M.D.; Raymond De Vries, PhD; Janice I. Firn, PhD)

How should Healthcare Professionals Uphold the Ethical Responsibilities of their Colleagues during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mariavictoria Lorenzo – Central Michigan University SOM

Moral Courage and Uncertainty in Medicine
Shatomi Kerbaway – Michigan State University CHM

Examining the Ethics of Outpatient Clinic Closures in Michigan During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Faith Hsu, James Southard, Peter Ewing – Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. SOM