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November 28, 2018

When is a Medical Treatment Worth $850,000? The Value of Luxturna

When: December 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 227, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Luxturna, a gene therapy treatment for a rare form of inherited blindness, was recently approved and administered for the first time to a patient at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in early 2018 at a cost of $850,000. How should patients, … Read More

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November 28, 2018

The Ethical Dimensions of Quality Measurement and Metrics – Healthcare Ethics Consortium 25th Annual Conference

When: March 21, 2019 – March 22, 2019 all-day
Where: Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA

Quality metrics play a major role in the provision of modern healthcare in the United States. While the goals of healthcare metrics may be focused on patient quality of care, health outcomes or economic effectiveness, metrics are increasingly utilized in … Read More

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November 2, 2018

Ethical Issues in an Audit Method Study of Telemedicine

When: November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot Room, Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Studies that use audit method or “mystery-shopper technique” are widely used to understand the experiences of patients although they raise several ethical challenges. This month, we will discuss a study that uses an audit method where patients act as real … Read More

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October 26, 2018

15th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC): It’s the Organization! Clinical Ethics and Consultation at the Intersection of Institutional Practice

When: May 23, 2019 – May 25, 2019 all-day
Where: Hilton Vienna, Am Stadtpark 1, 1030 Wien, Austria

ICCEC 2019’s conference theme addresses the fact that clinical ethics takes place in a highly professional and institutionalized context. Clinical ethics and consultation is a practical endeavor. It takes place in an institutional setting, be it the hospital, nursing home, … Read More

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October 26, 2018

Academy for Professionalism in Health Care 7th Annual Conference: “Social Justice and Professionalism: Exploring the Challenges and Potential”

When: May 15, 2019 – May 17, 2019 all-day
Where: The Jung Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2019 APHC conference will explore social justice education and practice in the health professions across the U.S. and internationally. While there are many definitions of social justice, it is emphasized as a key value in the 2002 Charter on … Read More

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October 24, 2018

Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019

When: July 1, 2019 – July 2, 2019 all-day
Where: Keble College, Oxford

The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Ethox Centre are pleased to announce the call for papers for the third biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference. The conference will take place on the 1st and 2nd  … Read More

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