25th Annual Conference on Bioethics


  
Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM   iCalendar

25th Annual Conference on Bioethics
Ethics, Inequality, and Public Health

November 13, 2021  
8:45 am – 4:15 pm

Hybrid Conference
Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

 

Please note - this is a hybrid conference allowing the option to participate either virtually or in-person.  When registering you will need to select your registration choice (virtual or in-person).  If registering for the virtual option, you will receive an email November 9th with the Zoom link and instructions to join.

 

Supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

 

There is a complex and morally significant relationship between clinical medicine and community health.  Social factors strongly affect how our patients get sick, what kind of access they have to health care, and how well they manage their illnesses over time.  Resource scarcity and health inequality raise important ethical questions for clinical practitioners as they navigate patient care amidst a variety of challenging social systems.  To explore these important issues, the 2021 MSMS Conference on Bioethics will address the intersection of ethics, inequality and public health, with a particular focus on how social inequalities impact clinical medicine and raise or amplify ethical dilemmas in the clinical context.  

8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jason Wasserman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Department of Pediatrics, Oakland Beaumont School of Medicine; Chair, MSMS Bioethics Conference

9:00 - 10:00 am
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Racism and Bias in Medicine

Nneka Sanderstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM, Chief Health Equity Officer, Hennepin Healthcare, University of Minnesota

10:00 - 11:00 am
Governing Vaccination by Harming the Innocent?  Protecting the Interests and Rights of Unvaccinated Children

Mark Navin, PhD, HEC-C, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Oakland University; Healthcare Ethics Consultant, Beaumont Hospital

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Racism and its Impact on Health

Lynn Smitherman, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan; Vice Chair of Pediatric Education, Wayne State University School of Medicine

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Global Health Ethics with a Women's Health Lens

Timothy R.B. Johnson, MD, Professor, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan

2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Hazard of Diluted Bioethics in the Ongoing Flint Water Crisis: A Resident's View

Lawrence Reynolds, MD, FAAP, Health Advisor to the Mayor, City of Flint; Member, Board of Health, Genesee County; Former President/CEO of Mott Children's Health Center

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Student Rapid Fire Paper Session

4:00 - 4:15 pm
Closing Remarks

Jason Wasserman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies, Department of Pediatrics, Oakland Beaumont School of Medicine; Chair, MSMS Bioethics Conference
 

Registration Fees: 
Members - $50
Non-members - $100
Students and residents - Free

Statement of Accreditation

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location

For More Information

Contact Beth Elliott at belliott@msms.org or 517-336-5789.