Ethics and Error in Medicine Mini Conference

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, in partnership with the Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society and the WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine, will host a mini-conference in conjunction with the 2018 APPE Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

This mini conference will begin on Saturday at 1:15pm and will continue on Sunday morning, concluding mid afternoon.

Conference attendees are invited to attend a reception Saturday evening from 6:30 – 8:00pm, following the APPE Members meeting.

Cost:  $75 (includes the reception Saturday, morning coffee break and lunch on Sunday.)

Medical error cannot be completely avoided or foreseen. Nevertheless, it raises a host of ethical issues because of patients’ dependence on their doctors’ expert judgment and the effects of medical mistakes on patient safety and public health. Medical providers and hospitals may be ethically blameworthy if they do not take care to prevent mistakes, if they do not communicate honestly about mistakes, and if they do not respond justly and compassionately when mistakes happen.

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University

Click here to register for the conference and mini conference.

Event Timeslots (2)

Sunday, March 4th

Saturday, March 3rd