Kinsman Bioethics Conference

Conference Snapshot

Conference Title: Raising Voices: The Ethics of Dialogue and Communication in Health Care
Keynote Speaker: Autumn Fiester, Ph.D.
Conference Summary: An interprofessional, collaborative bioethics conference, with a focus on marginalized and vulnerable voices in healthcare. Attendees will discuss the ethical challenges involved with dialogue and communication in healthcare, and will learn skills to improve the ability to hear and empower the voices of vulnerable and/or under-represented patients and families.
Date(s): Thursday - Friday, April 11 - 12, 2019
Time(s): 7:30-8:00 am (Registration); 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Conference objectives:
1) Discuss the role of traditional organizational health care structures, and social determinants of health play in marginalizing the voices of under-represented and/or vulnerable patients.
2) Explore how innovative ethical, spiritual, and cultural analysis can offer insight into emerging ethics issues in communication and dialogue among individuals who work in and access health care systems.
3) Identify effective ethical strategies to assist healthcare professionals, patients and families elevate marginalized voices within the modern health care setting.
4) Learn novel policies and practices which aim to address health care advocacy and access for under-represented and/or vulnerable patients whose voices may not be part of the traditional structure of healthcare systems.

Conference Location:

Hotel Eugene
66 East 6th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
P: 541- 342-2000


Fee: $220.00
Click here for registration (will be open in late January 2019).

Continuing Education Credits:

Credit Statement:

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine Designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Pending; awaiting approval. 
Social Work: Pending; awaiting approval.
Pharmacy: This conference is approved for 13.75 continuing education (CE) license renewal requirements. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy recognizes CME designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits to count towards pharmacist and certified pharmacy technician continuing education (CE) license renewal requirements. 
Nursing Home Administrators: This conference is approved for 14.0 general hours, Agency approval number: 2019-01.