Health Ethics Symposia

Health Ethics Symposium 2015

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

OVERVIEW

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre is hosting a one-day health ethics symposium, Whose Life Is It Anyway? Decision-Making for Those Lacking Capacity. The symposium will take place Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta. Some topics presenters will address are: autonomy and vulnerable trust for individuals lacking capacity, handling disagreements between parents of seriously ill children and health care teams, virtue of physicians as advocates, health care practitioners' difficult conversations, and relationships in difficult decision-making for the mentally ill.

Keynote Presentation Video

Symposium Agenda

Presentation Descriptions

Symposium Poster

OBJECTIVES

In life we encounter making difficult health care decisions for others. The symposium presentations will focus on the struggle with making difficult decisions, involving the welfare of loved ones, which go far beyond the
ICU, end-of-life, or patients with dementia. The symposium will raise ethical awareness through sharing experiences and expertise, provide educational and learning opportunities, network and community outreach in the area of decision-making for those lacking capacity.

REGISTRATION FEES

Registrant Type
       

Earlybird Registration
(Sept 11, 2015)

        Regular Registration
(Sept 12 - Oct 2, 2015)
                     
Regular Participant
        $150.00 + GST
        $175.00 + GST
Student         $75.00 + GST
        $87.50 + GST

Please note: fees include lunch, refreshments and resource material

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The symposium is open to everyone with special interest to:
  • health care practitioners
  • scholars, researchers and students
  • ethicists and clinical ethics committee members
  • health care administrators and managers
  • spiritual care providers, social workers
  • caregivers
  • patients and families

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

CARNA members can record attendance as participation in their Continuing Competence Program. An accreditation application will be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Please check website for updates.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When?

Friday, 2 October 2015
Begins: 8:30 AM MDT
Ends: 4:00 PM MDT

 

Where?

Maple Leaf Room
University of Alberta

Lister Conference Centre (map)
11613 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6G 2H6

 

To Register

Click for Registration Form

Online registration is not available

Questions?

Please contact:
John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
Phone: 780-492-6676
E-mail: dossetor.centre@ualberta.ca
Fax: 780-492-0673

 

Parking?

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