Special Event

24th Annual Medical Ethics Update: End-of-Life Decisions

March 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh
Keynote Speaker
“When Doctors Can’t or Don’t Say No”
Barron Lerner, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Population Health
Divisions of General Medicine and Medical Ethics
New York University – Langone Medical Center Other Lectures and Panels:
  • End-of-life decisionmaking
  • Palliative care and communication at the end-of-life
  • Breakthrough Drugs/Break the bank prices
  • Addressing conflict with families at the end-of-life
  • Legislation that interferes with the doctor-patient relationship
  • When is futile care futile?
  • Advance directives – problems and prospects
  • Conflict resolution in health care
  • End-of-life care in individuals with severe persistent mental illness
  • HIPAA – collaboration between clinicians and law enforcement in threat management and crisis intervention
Who should attend:  Health care professionals, clergy, lawyers, community members, and students.
Continuing education credit will be offered for law, social work, and nursing. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.
The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution

Registration Information
:  Online registration will be available at https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf or by contacting the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at 412-648-7120.