Bioethics Grand Rounds
December 8, 2015
3:30-4:30 PM, Turner Conference Room, D209 Health Sciences Building
The connection between the prevention of errors during surgical care and surgeons
following the highest and strictest ethical standards will be analyzed. Since the goal is
the ethical practice of surgery and the minimization of error in all its facets – human,
individual, systemic, and technical – error prevention and surgery ethics will be
discussed. We as surgeons need to think about these issues and how they affect
everyday decision making, not forgetting that "surgery harms before it heals".
Alongside any surgical error, there are always two victims: the patient and the
surgeon. Communication breakdowns will be also considered.
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS (Hon.), ASA(Hon.)
Professor of Surgery University of Buenos Aires
Chairman Department of General Surgery
"Dr. Carlos A. Bocalandro" Hospital
Director Residency Program in General Surgery
Director Surgical and Endoscopic Training Center
President International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS)
President-Elect International Society of Surgery (ISS)
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, JD, MPH, FACS (Hon.) received his medical degree “summa cum laude” from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, where he completed his residence in General Surgery and a fellowship in Surgical Oncology. He was appointed 1991 International Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, and completed a Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago. He serves on the Editorial Boards of JAMA Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and World Journal of Surgery. He is a gastrointestinal surgeon specializing in minimallyinvasive
surgery and interested in surgical ethics, global surgery, and professional liability issues.
We invite you to join us for Bioethics Grand Rounds, co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics & Humanities and the Ethics Advisory Committee at the University of Washington Medical Center.
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