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WVNEC Noon Webinar - "Ethical Issues in Pediatrics: A Case Study"



Event Cost:

December 3, 2019 Webinar: Registration for the two sessions on December 3rd are FREE to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Albert Schenk III & Kathleen H. Schenk Charitable Trust No. 1.  Registration is limited to the first 100 participants.  CE credit is included with the registration.

March 5, 2020 Webinar:
WVNEC Members.... $20/each (Includes CE Credit)

Non-Members.... $30/each (Includes CE Credit)

Course Description: (Click here for Brochure)

This seminar series will focus on the ethical issues that arise when caring for vulnerable populations such as persons with mental health diagnoses and children. We will explore decision making capacity and rights, standards of surrogate decision making, and how to protect the rights of those who lack the capacity, even if temporarily, to make decisions for themselves.

Learning Objectives for December 3, 2019

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to: 

  • discuss mental health advance directives;
  • describe patients for whom mental health advance directives (MHADs) may be appropriate; and
  • facilitate the completion of MHADs so that they reflect the values and treatment preferences of persons with mental health diagnoses.

Learning Objectives for March 5, 2020

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to: 

  • identify ethical issues unique to pediatrics;
  • explain the best interest standard of surrogate decision making; and
  • describe how the best interests of the child may consider how decisions impact family and loved ones.

Target Audience:

This conference is appropriate for physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, administrators, clergy, attorneys, and ethics committee members who serve on institutional ethics committees and wish to expand their knowledge of ethical and legal issues in health care ethics consultation.


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 WVU School of Medicine and WV Network of Ethics Committees.

The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For each session: The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For each session: This continuing education activity has been provided by the West Virginia University School of Nursing for 1.2 contact hours. The West Virginia University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Legislative Rule § 19CSR11-4 under provider number 50-26086.

This course is sponsored by the Center for Health Ethics and Law, Provider Number 490095, which is a West Virginia Certified Provider of continuing education credits for social workers. For each session: This program has been awarded up to 1 hour of continuing education credit. Please consult your state licensing board for limits on CE hours for other than “face-to-face” programs.

For each session: This program has been approved for 1.2 MCLE online credits under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

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Register for the event by clicking the button below. Fill out the registration form then submit the form to be taken to the E-commerce site for payment completion. Make sure to indicate your membership status and if you would like to receive continuing education credit for attending the event.

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