2016 Conference

Third Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care

Challenges in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Third Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care | Challenges in Organ Donation and Transplantation | Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | University of Maryland, Baltimore | SMC Campus Center

Date:

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Time:

8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Location

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Description

Innovations in organ transplant offer growing opportunities to save lives but raise new challenges and questions regarding how to interpret moral, religious, and spiritual obligations to one’s self and others. If a loved one needs a kidney, are we obligated to offer ours? What’s the difference between an obligation to a loved one versus one to a stranger? Who is most deserving of the limited supply of organs available for transplantation? What ethical and/or religious dilemmas or questions arise when organs for transplant are obtained from patients who are dead based on neurologic criteria (“brain dead”) versus cardiac criteria (heart and breathing stopped) versus a live donor?

This educational program is designed to facilitate interprofessional learning. We welcome all health care professionals as well as lay persons interested in exploring these questions from the lens of ethics, religion, and spirituality, with an emphasis on how different health care professions contribute.

Agenda

8:30–9 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9–9:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jay A. Perman, MD
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

9:15–10

Journey to Organ Transplantation in the 21st Century
Silke Niederhaus, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center

10–10:45

Communication about Organ Donation at the Time of Death Simulation
Dr. Nirav Shah, MD, FCCP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
University of Maryland Medical Center and Staff

Heba Youseff, MDiv, Family Services Coordinator, The Living Legacy Foundation

10:45–11

Debriefing/Q&A

11–11:15

Break

11:15–11:45

Ethics and Organ Donation / Transplantation
Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Program Coordinator, The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network at Maryland Carey Law

11:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.

Spirituality and Religion in Organ Donation and Transplantation
Rabbi Shmuel Silber, Institute for Jewish Continuity; Suburban Orthodox, Congregation Toras Chaim

12:15–12:30

Q&A

12:30–1:30

Lunch and Facilitated Discussions
Attendees may select from the following table topics to engage in discussion with experts and colleagues over lunch.

Special Topics: Faith Perspectives (Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish) and Distributive Justice

Rev. Meridith Grandy, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Pastoral Care Services, University of Maryland Medical Center

John W. Johnson, Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses

Nirav G. Shah, MD, FCCP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, University of Maryland Medical Center

Heba Yousseff, MDiv, Family Services Coordinator, The Living Legacy Foundation

1:30–2:15

Panel: Special Topics in Transplant Medicine
Moderator: Jason Noel, PharmD, BCPP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Laurie Thompson, RN, CCTC
Paired Kidney Exchange Coordinator
University of Maryland Medical Center 

Sterling Brown, President/Founder
Kay Taylor Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Jordan Taylor Brown Foundation 

Lindsey A. Pote, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Solid Organ Transplantation, PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplantation
Residency Program Director
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

2:15-3:15

Ethics Case Consultation

Mark Connelly, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker II, Liver Transplant, University of Maryland Medical Center

Suzanna Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center

Rev. Meridith Grandy, MDiv, Staff Chaplain, Pastoral Care Services, University of Maryland Medical Center

John W. Johnson, Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses

Silke Niederhaus, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery , University of Maryland Medical Center

Lindsey A. Pote, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Solid Organ Transplantation, PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplantation Residency Program Director, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Nirav G. Shah, MD, FCCP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, University of Maryland Medical Center

Rabbi Shmuel Silber, MA, Institute for Jewish Continuity; Suburban Orthodox, Congregation Toras Chaim

Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Program Coordinator, The Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network at Maryland Carey Law.

Continuing Education

Nurses

Nurses can receive six contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity. Successful completion of this activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attending the entire conference, completing the online CE evaluation survey, and filling out the verification of attendance form provided on site. Partial credit will not be provided. Participants will receive a CNE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately two to four weeks after submitting the required documentation. All requests must be received within 90 days of the conference.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians

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 Maryland School of Medicine and the Institute for Jewish Continuity. The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work

The University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Office of Continuing Professional Education is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for six Category I continuing education units.

Pharmacist

ACPE LogoThe University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This application-based activity (UAN: 0025-0000-16-120-L04-P) is approved for 6.0 hours (0.6 CEU) of continuing education credit. Statements of credit will be posted to CPE Monitor within three weeks for all participants who successfully complete the activity. Successful completion of this activity requires the attendee’s signature on the sign-in sheet, participation in the entire activity, and completion of an online activity evaluation.

Registration

Registration fees include all program materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and CE for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and social workers.

Fees

  • Full-time Students and Medical Residents: $50
  • Indvidual: $95
  • MHECN Members: $75

Register and submit fee payment now.

Organizers

Presented by the Institute for Jewish Continuity; the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work; the UMB Graduate School, and the Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network at Maryland Carey Law.

Contact

pe@son.umaryland.edu