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. 

This year's topics include the processes for and uses of advance directives, challenges in surrogate decision making, voluntary stopping of eating and drinking, genomics, and the ethics of harm reduction and needle exchange programs.

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Abigail Latimer, LCSW, APHSW-C

Clinical Social Worker, Adult Palliative Care Team UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Matthew Anderson, MEd

Health Education Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Ashland-Boyd County Health Department Ashland, Kentucky
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Ashel Kruetzkamp, MSN, RN, SANE

Emergency Department Nurse Manager St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood, Kentucky
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Salli Whisman, MD

Senior Hospice Medical Director Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, Kentucky
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Caroline Buchanan, PhD, HEC-C

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine UK Program for Bioethics UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Rebecca Yarrison, PhD, HEC-C

Associate Professor, Bioethics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing, and Philosophy University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Director, Bioethics and Professionalism Honors Program Chicago, Illinois
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Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics Endowed Chair, Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, Kentucky
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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 5.5 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 6.6 hours. It does not meet criteria for Kentucky ethics renewal.

The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains®.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 5.5 hours of participation.


In collaboration with UK Program for Bioethics.

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You are encouraged to use the hashtag #KYHEC2019 to tag photos and posts so everyone can stay engaged with the conference.