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Ethics in Healthcare Conference

12/8/2021 Update: The 2022 Ethics in Healthcare Conference has been postponed due to COVID. Please check back for updates once infection rates decrease.

Call for Workshop Presenters

Please submit proposals by noon on November 15, 2021, to

Friday, April 1, 2022, 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
University of Rochester School of Nursing

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Conference Objectives

  1. Provide educational opportunities on a range of ethical topics pertinent to healthcare and clinical practice.

    Some ideas for workshops are (but not limited to):
    • Health disparities and justice
    • Religion and miracles
    • Allocation of resources
    • Physician-aid-in-dying
    • Communication techniques
    • Ethical concerns raised by COVID pandemic
    • How to lead an effective debriefing session
    • Conscientious objection
    • Moral distress
    • Futility/non-beneficial treatment
  2. Engage professionals from all disciplines in focused workshops that encourage group discussion and engagement in the topic.
  3. Improve outreach and communication about health care ethics within the Rochester community.

Guide for Workshop Proposals

Notification of Acceptance: By December 10, 2021

Workshops will be 75 minutes in length. Please incorporate opportunities for group engagement and discussion: this should not be simply a didactic talk. Proposals should include: a title, 2 objectives for the session, and a brief overview of content and teaching methods. The submission should be double spaced, 12 font and no more than 1 page long. Include your name, title, and contact information including preferred email address and phone number.