American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS230
Title: Ethics Colloquium: The Ethics of Extraordinary Care
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 29: 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Location: Moscone Convention Center - Room: MS 153
Description: This colloquium will explore the challenges surgeons face in the setting of rapid innovations in care. We will consider examples of extraordinary care including Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), uterine transplant, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy(HIPEC), and fetal surgery to examine how these treatments impact patients, families, surgeons, and the health care system. We will use case-based learning to evaluate important ethical dilemmas raised by these remarkable innovations: 1. How to best respect patient autonomy for treatments that have high burdens, both for patients with life-limiting illness, and those who are not actually sick; 2. What are the surgeon’s obligations to provide extraordinary care?; 3. How best to provide stewardship of health care resources; and 4. Are standards required to protect the just distribution of extraordinary care?
CME Credit Hours: 3
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Track:
Ethics (ETH)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Ethics
Sponsored By:
Committee on Ethics
Program Participants:
Co-Moderator
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, MS, FACS
Moderator
Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS
Speaker The Ethics of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) - I
Andrea A. Hayes-Jordan, MD, FACS
Speaker The Ethics of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) - II
Ryan P. Merkow, MD
Speaker The Ethics of Fetal Surgery - I
Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS
Speaker The Ethics of Fetal Surgery - II
Aimen F. Shaaban, MD, FACS
Speaker The Ethics of Uterine Transplant - I
Anji Wall, MD
Speaker The Ethics of Uterine Transplant - II
Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS
Fifteen Minute Break
Speaker The Ethics of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Bridge to Nowhere - I
Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS
Speaker The Ethics of Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Bridge to Nowhere - II
Shunichi Nakagawa, MD
Panel Discussion