Surgical Ethics Conference

2021 Hybrid Virtual Offering!  Register here.

This virtual conference employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze topics of special interest to surgeons, surgical residents & fellows, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators.  The conference additionally introduces participants to skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations.

A reimagined hybrid delivery has been specifically designed to accommodate participation from all arenas of healthcare. The format will incorporate asynchronous content, tailored to surgical specialties defining ethical principles and concepts, with a live online program on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, including multi-disciplinary small group discussions, designed to allow participants to better understand the ethical debates that bear upon each topic. 

Visit the UW Department of Surgery's Center for Surgical Ethics website for more details.

Summer Seminar & Surgical Ethics Conference Objectives:

  • Identify fundamental concepts and principles for the understanding of ethical issues in clinical care
  • Employ skills in decision-making for clinical cases that present ethical problems
  • Discuss current issues and cases in health care ethics

UW Surgical Ethics Seminar Faculty include: