Bioethics Boot Camp - CANCELLED

December 15, 2022

This day long program will provide an intensive introduction to ethical issues that arise in contemporary healthcare practice. Aimed at providing healthcare professionals with a basic introduction to the frameworks needed to understand and address ethical issues within their institution, this program will examine general principles in healthcare ethics through lecture and case-based discussion and will apply these principles to areas of informed consent, decision-making capacity, surrogate decision making, end-of-life decision making and advance care planning.

Target Audience

This conference is open to all healthcare professionals. If you are a member of your institution’s ethics committee or just have a special interest in healthcare ethics, we encourage you to attend.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/15/2022 - 9:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/15/2022 - 3:30pm EST
Ryan Room
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Course Director: 
Michael Deem, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Director, Consortium Ethics Program

David M. Korman, JD
Adjunct Professor, Law, Criminal Justice & Society
University of Pittsburgh

Cynthia S. McCarthy, DHCE, NREMT
Bioethicist and Teaching Assistant Professor, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Program
University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Shea, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Denise Stahl, MSN
Senior Vice President Clinician Operations Sidekick Health

Carrie Stott, MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor, Social Work (MSW)
Carlow University

Faculty Disclosure:
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Social Work 
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.0 continuing education credits.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Registration: Includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Jody Stockdill at Cancellations received before 5:00 pm 12/07/2022 will be refunded in full. Cancellations after 12/07/2022 receive will receive a 50% refund and no refunds will be made after 12/12/2022.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing