Kinsman Bioethics Conference

Conference Details

Conference title: Who Knows & Who Decides: When Authority & Uncertainty Collide in Medical Decision Making
Keynote speaker: Mark Tonelli, MD, MA
Mark Tonelli is the Professor of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Tonelli has a long-standing interest in the limitation of population-level research for medical decision-making. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. He is working on a book that argues for case-based reasoning as the cornerstone of clinical judgement.
Date(s): Thursday, April 19 - Friday, April 20, 2018
Time(s): 8:00 am - 5:15 pm (Registration is from 7:30 - 8:00 am each day)
Location:    Southern Oregon University
                        The Stevenson Union
                        1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
                        Ashland, OR 97520

Continuing Education Credits

The conference is approved for the below credits:
  • OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This program is currently approved by the OHSU School of Nursing for 13.42 Continuing Education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Nursing Number CEP 5464.
  • Social Work: This program is approved for 13.75 CEU credits; 11.5 clinical, 2.25 ethics.
  • Pharmacy: Approval processing.
  • Nursing Home Administrators: This program is approved for 13.0 general hours, Agency approval number: 2018-95.


Conference fee: $220.00
Registration is required; please use the below link to register.
Please click here to register for the 2018 Kinsman Bioethics Conference.
Additional registration details
  • If you choose the option to 'Pay at the Door' on the day of the conference, you have reserved your spot, however, you have not paid the conference registration fee and will need to do so on the first day of the conference
  • On the day of the conference, accepted forms of payment are:
    (1) Check (please make the check out to "OHSU Foundation")
    (2) Cash 
  • Credit cards are accepted PRIOR to the conference, however, it is NOT accepted on the day of the conference.
  • Partial conference attendance is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
  • This year, we have provided 2-3 objectives for each breakout session to help attendees register for specific sessions. Please see the link below to the attachments.

Conference Syllabus and Breakout Session Objectives

Conference Hotel(s)

(1)      Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites - There is a limited block of discounted rooms available for attendees. 
           2525 Ashland Street
           Ashland, OR 97520
           (2.3 miles from Southern Oregon University)

     - Call (541) 482-8310
     - Ask to reserve rooms in the OHSU Bioethics Conference Attendees block
     - Visit
     - Click on 'Book Online' button
     - Choose dates
     - Apply the Group ID #160186

(2)      Ashland Springs Hotel - There is no discounted block for this hotel. 
           212 E Main St.
           Ashland, OR 97520
          (0.8 miles from Southern Oregon University)

       - Call (541) 488-1700

Conference Parking

There are a few parking options for attendees. Please see details listed below.