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Bioethics Events

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Event Tile: University of Pittsburgh Bioethics Boot Camp
LOCATION: online, webinar, USA
CONTACT: Jody Stockdill
EMAIL: 412-648-7007

Title: University of Pittsburgh Bioethics Boot Camp

The University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program’s annual Bioethics Boot Camp will introduce participants to basic healthcare concepts, normative frameworks, and ethical and legal issues in health care. This year’s Boot Camp will be held virtually on October 22, 2021 from 9am to 1:30pm EST. Registration fee is $60, covering all four sessions.

Register here: 


9:00 – 9:05 am
Welcome and Introduction

Michael J. Deem, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioethics and Human Genetics
Director, Consortium Ethics Program, Center for Bioethics & Health Law University of Pittsburgh

9:05 – 10:05 am
Hospital Ethics Committees, Ethics Consultation Services, and Bioethical Reasoning
Kate Molchan, JD, PhD
Clinical Ethics Fellow
Wellstar Health System

10:05 – 11:05 am
Informed Consent and Decisional Capacity
Mark Wicclair, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

11:10am – 12:10 pm
Advance Directives, Surrogate Decision Making, and Legal Guardianship
Sarah Stockey, DHCE
Co-Director, Federated Guardians

12:30 – 1:30 pm
End-of-Life Care: Ethical and Legal Issues
Julie Childers, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh