Surgical Ethics Conference

The 2023 Surgical Ethics Conference will be held the week of July 31, 2023. The information below serves as a reference for the course offering. Please check back for information on the 2023 course in April 2023.

2022 Surgical Ethics Conference

Live Program August 4-5, 2022 (online)

Asynchronous Program July 22-August 12, 2022 (online)

Contact: Megan Sherman, 

2022 Conference agenda here

The Surgical Ethics Seminar is devoted to topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, and residents and fellows of all surgical specialties. 

This year's hybrid conference will be hosted in three parts, and we are pleased to announce an additional Spanish language track as part of our 2022 offerings!

Conference registration includes access to both live session and asynchronous materials.

The lectures will define ethical principles and concepts as well as providing a toolbox for ethical conflicts' resolution. The asynchronous module will provide participants with the history, foundations, and principles of Surgical Ethics. 

This virtual conference will provide further insight in particular topics. Each day will end with small group discussions with experienced surgeons-ethicists to allow participants to better understand the management of Surgical Ethics dilemmas. The goal of the conference is to enable participants to make competent ethical decisions in their everyday surgical practice. 

Summer Seminar & Surgical Ethics Conference Objectives:

  • Identify fundamental concepts and principles for the understanding of ethical issues in clinical care
  • Implement a method for analyzing ethical cases in clinical healthcare

  • Employ skills in decision-making for clinical cases that present ethical problems
  • Discuss current issues and cases in healthcare ethics

Conference Fees:

  • Full conference registration: $150*

  • Spanish language virtual session only: $75**

* Includes access to August 4-5 live virtual session and asynchronous materials (presented in English) with access to Spanish language live virtual session at no additional charge

**Includes access to all asynchronous materials (presented in English) at no additional charge

More Information

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this other* activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Note: in order to receive the maximum amount of credit, participation in the two day live webinar on 8/4 & 8/5, plus up to 5.5 hours of asynchronous content which will be available beginning July 22, 2022 through August 12, 2022. Please note a small portion of this activity will be available in Spanish only.