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Catholic Ethics and the Challenge of COVID-19

A complimentary webinar series co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association and Georgetown University in cooperation with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics.

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Announcing New June and July Webinars in the COVID-19 Ethics Series! 
In our ongoing commitment to bring you up-to-the-minute information about critical ethical issues around COVID-19, we are pleased to announce new topics for June and July in our extremely popular webinar series presented by CHA and Georgetown University in cooperation with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics. Register today for these timely programs that are presented as a complimentary service to health professionals and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who should attend? Medical directors, CMOs, CNOs, physicians, nurses, residents, medical and nursing students, ethicists, mission leaders, ethics committees, pastoral care directors, public health professionals, community leaders.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 11
1-1:30 p.m. ET

Part Eight - COVID-19 and the Elderly: Ethical Issues and the Pandemic
Presenter: Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD
Moderator: G. Kevin Donovan, MD, MA

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June 18
1-1:30 p.m. ET

Part Nine - Disability and Pandemic Rationing
Presenter: Sean Aas, Ph.D.
Moderator: Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D.

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June 25
1-1:30 p.m. ET

Part Ten - Developing Treatments and Vaccines for SARS-COV2: Ethical Challenges to Challenge Trials
Presenter: James Giordano, Ph.D.
Moderator: Brian M. Kane, Ph.D.

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July 2
1-1:30 p.m. ET

Part Eleven - COVID-19: Ethical Trials and Tribulations of Evaluating New Therapeutics
Presenter: James Giordano, Ph.D.
Moderator: David Miller, Ph.D.

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Make sure to register even if you are unable to attend the live event! All registrants will receive a link to a recording of the live event so you can participate whenever your schedule permits!

PREVIOUS WEBINARS & RECORDINGS


PART 1- THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Review of Some Basics in Catholic Health Care Ethics and Application to the Question of Automatic DNR Orders for COVID-19 Patients
Presenters: Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD and G. Kevin Donovan, MD

Nonconsensual Reallocation of Ventilators
Presenters: Allen Roberts, II, MD, MA and G. Kevin Donovan, MD

Moderator: G. Kevin Donovan, MD, MA

PART 2 - THURSDAY, APRIL 23

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Rationing Criteria for Ventilator Eligibility
Presenter: Daniel Sulmasy, MD, Ph.D., MACP

Preferential Treatment for Medical Personnel and First Responders
Presenters: Claudia Sotomayor, MD, D.Be. and David Miller, Ph.D.

Moderator: Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D.

PART 3 - THURSDAY, APRIL 30

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Organizational Ethics: Response to Crisis Standards and Allocation of Resources
Presenters: Allen Roberts, II, MD, MA and Sarah Vittone, RN, D.Be. 

Ethical Issues in Labor and Delivery, and Neonates
Presenter: Siva Subramanian, MD

Moderator: Brian M. Kane, Ph.D.

PART 4 - THURSDAY May 7

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Moral Distress on Caregivers and Patients Dying Alone
Presenters: Sarah Vittone, RN, D.Be. and Claudia Sotomayor, MD, D.Be. 
Moderator: G. Kevin Donovan, MD, MA

PART 5 - THURSDAY May 14

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Pandemic Public Surveillance - Issues of Prevention, Protection, and Privacy
Presenter: James Giordano, Ph.D.
Moderator: Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D. 

PART 6 - THURSDAY, May 21

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The Role of Medical and Nursing Students in a Pandemic
Presenters: David Miller, Ph.D. and Sarah Vittone, RN, D.Be.
Moderator: Brian M. Kane, Ph.D.

PART 7 - THURSDAY, May 28

Webinar recording coming soon

Part Seven: Should COVID-19 Positive Individuals Be Named Publicly to Alert Potential Contacts?
Presenters: Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, Ph.D., MACP,  and Robert Veatch, Ph.D. 
Moderator: David G. Miller, Ph.D. 

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

Don’t worry if you cannot attend the live event. CHA will record the webinar and share the recording with all who are registered — so please register today for this webinar — which is FREE for all.


Contact

For more information, contact CHA Service Center or Brian Kane, CHA senior director, ethics.