4th Annual Great Lakes Bay Collaborative Health Care Ethics Conference

Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Decisions: Too Much, Too Little, Too Late

The 4th Annual GLB Ethics Conference will be held on September 13th, 2013.

All events will take place in the Alan W. Ott Auditorium at Saginaw Valley State University.

Conference Highlights

Time  Title Speaker(s)
7:40 a.m. On-site registration begins  
8 a.m. Introductions

 Drew Hinderer, PhD

SVSU Department of Philosophy

8:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Conversations that are Too Little Too Late:  Lessons Learned in Making Advance Care Planning Work

Jane L. Dinnen, R.N.

Advance Care Planning Coordinator, Munson Healthcare; Consultant to Respecting Choices 


Choosing Wisely: Ethical Principles and Undesirable Alternatives

James Hitt, PhD

SVSU Department of Philosophy; Bioethics Consultant

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion with Great Lakes Bay Health Professionals and Speakers

Margaret Abbenante, LMSW (Veterans Administration)

Kathy Coon, RN (Covenant HealthCare)

Wayne Hales, JD (Veterans Administration)

Andrea Muladore, LMSW (SVSU)

Michael Parmer, DO (McLaren Health Care)


Attendance through teleconference available.

Covenant: ECC Conference Room (900 Cooper, basement level, past HIM and CDU)


Continuing Medical Educational in process for physicians, nurses, and social workers.

The conference is free and open to health professionals, students, and the public.

Register Online

Who Should Attend

Professionals in the health care business, including: