Conferences & Symposia

The Ethics of Pandemic-Driven Healthcare Resource Rationing


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network
and
The Center for Heath & Homeland Security
at the
Law & Health Care Program (L&HCP)
University of Maryland School of Law

THE ETHICS OF PANDEMIC-DRIVEN HEALTH CARE RESOURCE RATIONING

in partnership with Harbor Hospital

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1 - 4 p.m.

University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Join us as we explore the ethics of health care resource rationing in the context of the H1N1 flu pandemic. The following questions will be discussed throughout the conference: What ethical decision-making guidelines should inform distribution of limited access to masks, ventilators, vaccines and other medicines, and staff? How might a facility's ethics committee collaborate with the disaster planning committee? What are best practices in this area? What legal standards apply? What resources are available at the local, state, and national levels?

Speakers:

Evan DeRenzo, Ph.D.
Bioethicist, Center for Ethics, Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Health

Michael Greenberger, J.D.
Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland & Professor, University of Maryland School of Law

Dan Hanfling, M.D.
Medical Director at Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Department and System Chair of the Disaster Response Committee, Chair, the Inova Fairfax Altered Standards of Care Committee

Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S.
Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Director of the Law & Health Care Program, and Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Marita Mike, M.D., J.D.
Health Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

PROGRAM

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. - Introductory Remarks
Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S.

1:10 - 1:25 p.m. - Update on H1N1
Marita Mike, M.D., J.D.

1:25 - 1:45 p.m. - Legal Updates
Michael Greenberger, J.D.

1:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Ethical Framework for Rationing and the Role of the Ethics Committee
Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Best Practices in Proactive Planning
Dan Hanfling, M.D.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Q&A

3:15- 4:00 p.m. - Case Discussion

Evan DeRenzo, Ph.D. & Dan Hanfling, M.D.

4:00 p.m. - Adjournment

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Reception


For more information on directions and parking, view the brochure.

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate, please provide information about your requirements to Mary Barnes at 410-706-2088 at least five business days in advance of the activity.


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