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6th Annual Great Lakes Bay Collaborative Health Care Ethics Conference

February 12th, 2016     8am- 12pm

The Alan W. Ott Auditorium, Gilbertson Hall - SVSU

Conference Schedule

8:00 am


8:15 - 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker: John D. Lantos, MD

Director of Pediatric Bioethics; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Title: "Ethical Issues for Babies at the Borderline of Viability"

9:30 - 10:30 am

Speaker: Bradley Steven Olsen Thornock, Phd, MPH

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Saginaw Valley State University


Title: "Heralding the Pariahs: What the Narratives of Vaccine Hesitant Parents Can Teach Us About the Backfire Effect and Medical Rhetoric"

10:45 - 11:45 am

Panel Discussion with Great Lakes Bay Health Professionals and Speakers

Margaret Abbenante, LMSW ACSW
Social Work Executive
Assistant Chief Mental Health
Cherie Sammis, DBe RN NP
Director Ethics Integration Ascension Michigan
Christa Persyn MD FACEP
Physicians Administrator Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Covenant HealthCare
Assistant Clinical Professor, CMU College of Medicine


Register Online

Who Should Attend

Professionals in the health care business, including: