HEC 2019 Annual Conference


Healthcare Ethics Consortium 2019 25th Annual Conference

Deeply Rooted: Healthcare Ethics in an Era of Change | March 21 & 22, 2019

Conference Materials:


Day One - March 21, 2019


Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv, Associate Director, Emory University Center for Ethics; Director, Healthcare Ethics Consortium


Brain Death Is Broken: Status Shift and Implications

Keynote Speaker: Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, Health Law Professor and Bioethicist, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Minnesota 


The Nature of Death, Medically Ineffective Treatment & Implications for Patient Care

Panel discussion

Adam Webb, MD, Moderator, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Emory School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Emory University Hospital
Analia Bortz, MD, Rabbi, Congregation Or Hadash
David Wolf, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Emory School of Medicine  
Wendy Wright, MD, FCCM, FNCS, Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory, and Neurosurgery Associate Chief of Clinical Services, University Hospital Midtown
Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, respondent


The Evolution of “Respect for Autonomy”: What Does Respect for Autonomy Mean in Practice? Managing Expectations and Conflicts

Tara Adyanthaya, JD, MBE, TLA Healthcare Ethics Consulting and Morris Manning &Martin, LLP (Overview/framing speaker and Moderator)    

Panel Discussion
Hannah Hamby, LCSW, ACM-SW, Social Worker, Emory Healthcare
Tim Hedeen, PhD, Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
Bryan Kibbe, PhD, HEC-C, Clinical Ethicist, WellStar Health System 
Charity Scott, JD, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law


Does Informed Consent Exist - and What Does the Future Hold?

Ben Stoff, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Emory School of Medicine (Overview/framing speaker and Moderator

Panel Discussion

Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Owner, Maventree Consulting
Chelsea Hagopian, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, Co-founder and Nurse Practitioner, Maintenance, West Hollywood, CA
Karen Trotochaud, MN, MA, RN, Nurse Ethicist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Ford Vox, MD, Medical Director, Disorders of Consciousness Program; Chair, Medical Ethics Committee, Shepherd Center


Autonomy in an Era of Change:  What Issues Do New Technologies Raise?

John Banja, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine; Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics, Emory University (Overview/framing speaker and Moderator

Panel Discussion

Kari Esbensen, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine, Emory School of Medicine
Paul C. Mann, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
Patrick Roche III, MD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Mercer University School of Medicine


Day Two – March 22, 2019


Metric Indicators in Healthcare

Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Alliant GMCF
(Overview/framing speaker)

The Ethical Dimensions of Quality Measurement and Metrics

Moderators:  Dr. Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion

Mary Lynn Dell, MD, DMin, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Ohio State University
Melissa Lauren Gaule, MA, HEC-C, Assistant Bioethicist, St Joseph’s/Candler, Savannah
Bruce Greenfield, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
Michael McDaniel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Emory School of Medicine


Predicting the Future  

Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, Director, Emory University Center for Ethics  (Overview/framing speaker)

Panel Discussion

Ami Klin, PhD, Director, Marcus Autism Center and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor, Pediatrics, Emory
Elaine Walker, PhD, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology and Neurology, Emory


Humanizing Bioethics – Deeply Rooted

“Life Support” – Short Story Readings by ICU Nurse. Grace Mattimore, RN,BSN,CCRN, Registered Nurse, Northside Hospital
Kirk Hines, HTR, Horticultural Therapist, A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab
Poster Presentations, authors will be at their posters

 Remote Technologies, Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence & Keeping Care for the Patient Central

John Banja, PhD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine; Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics, Emory University (Overview/framing speaker and Moderator
Panel Discussion
Craig Kaplan, MD, Physician, Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI, Assistant Dean, Technology Management and Clinical Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory
Joel Zivot, MD, FRCP(C), Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine


On the Cusp: Predictions for the Future of Healthcare Ethics. Interdisciplinary Discussion with Emerging Ethics Voices

Kathy Kinlaw, MDiv, Moderator         

Panel Discussion

Caroline Peacock, LCSW, MDiv, Manager of Spiritual Health, Winship Cancer Institute
Sarah Penna, LCSW, ACM, Social Worker, Emory Healthcare              
Kevin Wack, JD, MA, MTS, Clinical Ethicist, Emory Healthcare

            The panel will also involve other voices emerging from the conference