Surgical Ethics Course

* AATS Member
**AATS New Member
+ AmSECT Member

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Course Chairs*Thomas A. D’Amico, Duke University, +Robert Groom, Maine Medical Center, *Susan D. Moffatt-BruceOhio State University

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction
*Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Ohio State University
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote Address: Ethical Issues of Genomics/Precision Medicine
David C. Magnus, PhD, Stanford University

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Ethical Use of Social Media
**Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Should Live Surgical Broadcasts Still be Considered Unethical?
*Joseph E. Bavaria, University of Pennsylvania
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: *Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Ohio State University
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM   Organ Donation Without the Dead Donor Rule
*Robert M. Sade, Medical University of South Carolina
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Informed Consent, Comparative Effectiveness, and Learning Health Care
Leslie J. Kohman, Upstate Medical University
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: +Robert Groom, Maine Medical Center
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Combined Luncheon
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Expert Witness Testimony: Is it Ethical to Consistently Refuse to Testify for Plaintiffs
John E. Mayer, Boston Children's Hospital
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM How Much Space Should There Be Between Innovation and Research?
*Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Richard I. Whyte, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM ECMO: The Science and Ethics of Candidacy
**Matthew Harwig, Duke University
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM What Do We Owe Opioid Addicts with Recurrent Endocarditis?
John W. Entwistle, III, Jefferson University
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Conscientious Objection: Should Professional Societies Declare Conscientious Objection Unethical?
Puja G. Khaitan, Medstar Washington Hospital Center
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kathleen Fenton, William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

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