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West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees Annual Virtual Symposium - Registration is now open- May 5

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smeltzer

This year’s West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees annual symposium will feature presentations by national experts on two hot topics in clinical ethics: ethics consultation and advance care planning.  

Ellen M. Robinson, RN, PhD, nurse ethicist at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-chair of their ethics committee, and Chair of the ASBH Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee, will speak on The Future of Ethics Consultation. She will address the current challenges in healthcare ethics consultation, how ethics consultants can improve their knowledge and skills, and how institutional policies may help resolve frequently occurring conflicts that result in ethics consultation.

Susan E. Hickman, PhD, current Chair of the National POLST Research and Quality Assurance Committee, has spent nearly two decades studying advance care planning in older adults. She is nationally recognized for her work to help ensure that patients’ end-of-life treatment preferences are known and honored as well as for her work translating research into policy. She will speak on the “The Evolution of Advance Care Planning.” She will discuss how COVID-19 changed advance care planning, the evidence base supporting advance care planning, and ways to implement our new understanding of it in practice.

The kickoff for this virtual symposium will be the ever-popular WVNEC case presentation and interdisciplinary panel discussion in which the audience is actively engaged and gets to match their skills with the panelists. The case is “Mrs. T, Her Daughter, and Potentially Inappropriate Treatment” and involves conflict resolution over whether to start a nursing home resident with advanced dementia, multiple heart attacks, and a stroke on dialysis for kidney failure.

Registration Fee

WVNEC Members $40.00                        Non-Members $50.00

TO REGISTER:  http://www.wvnec.org/courses/annual-wvnec-symposium/