Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care

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Seventh Annual Interprofessional Forum on Ethics and Religion in Health Care

Unraveling Vaccine Science, Faith, and Public Discourse Virtual Forum

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
9 a.m. - noon
Online

As global attention focuses on vaccine development to stop the spread of COVID-19, this webinar will explore the topic of vaccines from the lens of bioethics and religion, with perspectives from various health disciplines. Where do individual rights fit in when public health is threatened? What roles do psychology, faith, and reasoning play in decision-making about whether to trust or reject science? How do different health professions contribute to vaccine development, research, vaccine distribution, and public health education? This program is geared toward health care providers, ethics committee members, members of faith communities, and anyone interested in learning more about these issues at this extraordinary time in our interdependent society.

Registration Fee:

  • Full-Time Students and Medical Residents: $20
  • Individual: $50
  • Maryland Healthcare Ethics Committee Network Members: $40

Registration Coming Soon.

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how both legitimate concerns and misinformation about vaccine safety contribute to a lower adoption of vaccination
  2. List the ethical issues that arise when autonomy based on personal or religious beliefs causes one to decline vaccination
  3. Identify the factors that lead to disparities in access to vaccination
  4. Explain the ethical issues that arise when patient autonomy puts public health at risk
  5. Describe challenges of members of the interprofessional health care team in promoting public health related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Continuing Education

Nurses:

Accredited Provider with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nurses may receive 2.75 contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity. Successful completion of this activity for Continuing Education (CE) requires attending the entire activity, completion of the online CE evaluation, and completion of the verification of attendance form via email. Partial credit is not provided. Participants receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately two to four weeks after submitting their request and required documentation. All requests must be received within 30 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.

Pharmacists:

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationThe 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: ___) is approved for 2.75 hours (2.75 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 you to log in to the virtual platform, participation in the entire activity, and completion of an online activity evaluation.

Physicians: 

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

Credit Designation: The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 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 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 2.75 Category I continuing education units. Successful completion of this activity requires your electronic signature, participation in the entire activity, and completion of an evaluation form that will be given in a link at the end of the training. Any questions can be sent to cpe@ssw.umaryland.edu.

Planning Committee

  • Lynn Marie Bullock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Kathleen Dury, MA, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Ahleah Gavin, PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Seante Hatcher, LCSW-C, University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Jason Noel, PharmD, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Tyree Nutter, MA, BSN, RN, University of Maryland Medical Center and Living Legacy Foundation
  • Althea Pusateri, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Chanise Reese-Queen, EdD, MSA, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Sonia Smith, BS, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • Anita Tarzian, PhD, RN, University of Maryland Schools of Law and Nursing
  • James Trovato, PharmD, MBA, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 

Disclosure: No person in a position to control the content of this educational activity has a relevant financial relationship to disclose.  

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

UMSON offers year-round opportunities for continuing education, which is now recognized for license renewal in Maryland. Take advantage of online, simulation, and in-person activities to enhance your professional development.