The Kentucky Healthcare Ethics Consortium Conference is an annual one-day educational conference providing timely information on clinical ethics-related content. Topics and speakers are determined from past conference evaluations and a planning committee composed of KYHEC members.

The Joint Commission requires accredited healthcare institutions to have a process for addressing ethics-related issues at their institutions. Ethics education is also required by LCME and ACGME accreditation guidelines. Personnel who fulfill these requirements should have education and training. Currently there are very few education and training opportunities for personnel with clinical ethics responsibilities at healthcare facilities in Kentucky. Those performing clinical ethics consultation and consulting on ethics-related policy should have skills and training in this area. This conference will provide relevant education and training.

This year's session topics include the structure and function of ethics committees, the basics of ethics consultation, terminal sedation, ethical issues in behavioral health, and the opioid epidemic.

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Samantha Zwiebel, MD, MA

Chief Resident, Psychiatry UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Jessica McFarlin, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology and Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Chief, Palliative and Supportive Care UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Lynnette RauvolaBouta, MA, MHA

Chaplain Intern Clinical Pastoral Education Program UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Komal Pandya, PharmD, BCCP

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Critical Care Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Surgery UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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D Micah Hester, PhD, MA

Chair, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Professor, Medical Humanities and Pediatrics Clinical Ethicist University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, Arkansas
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Van Ingram

Executive Director Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Frankfort, Kentucky
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Rebecca Yarrison, PhD

Associate Professor, Bioethics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing, and Philosophy University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Lindsay Ragsdale, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics University of Kentucky College of Medicine Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Director, Pediatric Advanced Care Team Kentucky Children's Hospital Lexington, Kentucky
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William Melahn, MD

Chief Medical Officer St. Claire HealthCare Morehead, Kentucky
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Jennifer deSante-Bertkau, MD, MBE, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Ethics Center University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and UK Program for Bioethics. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care, Interpersonal and communication skills, and Professionalism

Social Work
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 5.75 hours. KBSW 2018087

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 5.75 hours of participation.