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Regional Ethics Bowl Competition

Fall 2016

9th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

November 4, 2016

University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive,

Jacksonville, Florida 32224


Wolfson Children's Hospital, in partnership with the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, presents the Eighth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference.


With talks on pressing issues by experts in the field, the conference will serve as fertile ground for the development and elucidation of best practices in pediatric bioethics.


This conference will include sessions on topics such medical futility, grappling with moral distress, and ethical issues in childhood immunizations.

Why you should attend

Ethics committees, health care practitioners and public policy experts are consistently faced with difficult ethical challenges. This conference will provide education surrounding such challenges, and an opportunity to engage peers and learn what others are doing to cope with the ethical issues that arise in pediatric health care.

Who should attend

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, psychologists, health administrators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pediatric mental health workers, pediatric specialists, medical students, nursing students, ethicists, philosophers, and others with an interest in pediatric bioethics.

How to register

All employees of Baptist Health, UF Health, and the Florida Department of Health; residents of the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine - Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Program; nursing, social work and ethics students with a local college or university; and current Florida Bioethics Network (FBN) members receive free attendance and should register online with EventBrite:

When you are asked for a promotional code, please enter:

EMPLOYEE - If you are a Baptist Health, UF Health, or Florida Department of Health employee


STUDENT - If you are a resident with the UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Program or a nursing, social work or ethics student with UF, JU, UNF, FSCJ or another local college. (Please bring student ID to event.)


MEMBER - If you are a current FBN member


IF you do not have access to a computer or if you have any questions about registration, please contact:


Donna Zebe 904.202.8793


Registration includes admission to program sessions, continental breakfast, luncheon, refreshments and a course syllabus.


Handouts for the conference will be emailed to registered participants prior to the conference.

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