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5th Annual Great Lakes Bay Collaborative Health Care Ethics Conference

"Ethical Issues in Palliative and End of Life Care: Where we are Today"

The 5th Annual GLB Ethics Conference was held on January 16, 2015

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

Conference Highlights

Time  Title  
7:40 a.m. On-site registration begins  
8 a.m. Introductions


8:15-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Thomas Tomlinson, PhD

Director, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University.

Title: Ethical Obstacles to Timely Palliative Care in Oncology

9:30-10:30 a.m.

 Jaime L. Huffman, Ph.D, RN

Saginaw Valley State University, Department of Nursing

Title:  Voices from Veterans in End of Life Care

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion with Great Lakes Bay Health Professionals and Speakers

Margaret Abbenante, LMSW, ACSW
     Assistant Chief of Mental Health Services at Saginw VA Medical Center

Noel Lucas, DO Hospitalist
     Covenant HealthCare

Cherie Sammis, PhD, RN NP DBe
     Vice President Mission Integration / St. Mary's of Michigan

Shelli Threadgill, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
     MidMichigan Homecare




The conference was approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for up to three CMEs.   Central Michigan University College of Medicine approved up to 3 CMEs for physicians, nurses and other health professionals.  

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


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