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12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

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Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Florida Bioethics Network, presents the 12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference.


With talks on pressing issues by experts in the field, the conference will serve as fertile ground for the development and clarification of best practices in pediatric bioethics. It will include sessions on topics such as genetic testing of children, recognizing and combatting compassion fatigue and caring for patients and their families at the end of life.


Why You Should Attend

Ethics committees, healthcare practitioners and public policy experts are consistently faced with difficult ethical challenges. This conference will provide education surrounding such challenges, and an opportunity to engage peers from across the region to learn what others are doing to cope with the ethical issues that arise in pediatric health care.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, psychologists, health administrators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pediatric mental health workers, pediatric specialists, medical students, nursing students, ethicists, philosophers, and others with an interest in or a need for continuing education in healthcare ethics.




Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks

Alissa Swota, PhD

Bioethicist, Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Baptist Health


From Peapods to Whole Genomes:  ethical and policy issues in genetic testing of children

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics; Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery; Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

9:30-10:30 AM


The History of Pediatric Bioethics: How we got here and what it means for us

Jeff Brosco, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami; Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development ; Faculty Education Development Director, Dept. of Pediatrics; Director, Population Health Ethics, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy; Chair, Pediatric Bioethics Committee, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Health System

10:30 -10:45 AM


10:45 –11:45 AM

Orchestration of Death                                                         

Jessica Ann Hanson RN

Founder, President, Educator - Project 660 Inc.

11:45 -12:45 PM 


12:45 -1:50PM

Recognizing and Combatting Compassion Fatigue

Amy Cunningham

Performance & Engagement Consultant – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa

1:50 -2:00PM


2:00 -3:00PM

What Does it Mean to Nourish a Child?:  Thinking (& feeling) about withdrawing/withholding medically-indicated nutrition/hydration in pediatric care

Kellie Lang, JD, RN

Bioethics Director- Kaiser Permanente

3:00 -4:00PM

What Should We Expect from Hospitals?

Melanie Patz - VP, Baptist Health, Community Investment & Impact

Megan Denk - Executive Director, THE PLAYERS CENTER for Child Health




Baptist Health is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of six (6.0) AMAPRA Category1Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclaimer: Views and conclusions expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the employees,administration or Medical Staff of Baptist Medical Center. All material presented in this program is provided for information only, and may not be construed as professional advice. Use of Baptist Medical Center’s facilities for this presentation does not imply endorsement of any product, service or opinion discussed. Disclosure:  All planners, activity directors and faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Baptist Health are required to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that produces,markets, re- sells or distributes healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients that has a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity in which they are involved.


MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 6 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.”



Baptist Medical Center is approved by the Florida Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for Florida Psychologists (Baptist Medical Center Provider # PCE85 – Expires 05/31/2020). Baptist Medical Center maintains responsibility for the program in accordance with Rule 64 B19-13 of the Florida Administrative Code. Psychologists will earn 6.0 CE credits for full attendance at the Conference.



Baptist Health System is approved as a continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider #50-4930. Expires March 2021. Approved for 6 CEUs (of the six, one will be General Administrative).


The 12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference is awarded Nursing approved 6.0 Nursing Contact Hours.


 BAPTIST HEALTH/WOLFSON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL is an approved continuing education provider for the Florida Boards of Occupational Therapy Practice, Physical Therapy Practice and Speech-Language Pathology.  Florida licensed occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants participating in this conference will be eligible for 7.0 continuing education contact hours.  Florida licensed speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants participating in this conference will be eligible for 6.0 continuing education contact hours. Accreditation of this conference does not necessarily imply Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) supports the views of the presenters or the sponsors.  Certificates of completion will be available at the end of the conference and contact hours earned by each participate will be recorded in CE Broker.



Approved for 6 hours of general pharmacist CE by a Florida Board of Pharmacy.

 Application for Physical Therapy continuing education contact hours has been submitted to the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) and approval is pending .  Accreditation of this conference does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenters or the sponsors.


Approved for 6.0 continuing education units for Respiratory Therapists.



Hotel INDIGO, located at 9840 Tapestry Park Circle in Jacksonville, Florida, has a discounted rate setup for the Pediatric Bioethics Conference of 2019. Discount rooms are available starting at $149 for Thursday, October 31, 2019. These rates are only available until October 10, 2019, so book now! To book your rooms CLICK HERE and input the desired dates of your stay. Should you wish to book by phone, call 904.996.7199 and reference Group Code BEP. Guests wishing to extend their stay to Saturday, Sunday or beyond must contact Free parking and WiFi are available to hotel guests!  Please note the group discount will not be available Friday, November 1 or Saturday, November 2 due to a city-wide event.



The Florida Bioethics Network is dedicated to the understanding and resolution of ethical and legal problems arising in healthcare and medical research in Florida’s hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, managed care organizations and teaching institutions. For more information about the FBN, visit the website at or call 305.243.5723. By paying the $55 registration fee, you are eligible to become a member of FBN. If you would like to join, please check the box on the bottom of the conference registration form.



The FBN Guidelines for Ethics Committees is a must-have resource for institutions and individuals with a serious commitment to bioethics. The current edition includes a glossary and a section on bioethics and the law. You can obtain a copy by becoming a professional-level member ($100).



To accommodate others who may wish to attend this class, we ask that all cancellations be submitted at least 7 days prior to the start of the class. If you paid a fee for the event, and you submitted the cancellation notice 7 days or more prior to the start of the event, you can either apply the class fee to another Baptist Health event or request a refund. Please submit your cancellation instructions here via Contact the Host



Views and conclusions expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the employees, administration or Medical Staff of Baptist Medical Center. All material presented in this program is provided for information only, and may not be construed as professional advice. Use of Baptist Medical Center’s facilities for this presentation does not imply endorsement of any product, service or opinion discussed.



All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Baptist Health are required to disclose to the audience whether or not they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships to the content of their presentation(s).



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When & Where

University of North Florida
Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital, a part of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, is the regional pediatric referral hospital serving children throughout Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia and beyond. Because children have special health care needs, everything about our hospital is designed just for them and their loved ones

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