Surgical Ethics Conference

The Surgical Ethics Conference 2024 

Thursday – Friday, August 1 & 2, 2024

The 2024 University of Washington Center for Surgical Ethics Seminar is devoted to topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, and residents and fellows of all surgical specialties. It will be held hybrid & in-person on Thursday and Friday, August 1st and 2nd 2024. 

 Details of the event are still being finalized. In the meantime, check out our Surgical Ethics Website. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to

Date: August 1- August 2, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Zoom and TBD
Note: This event is partnered with the UW Bioethics and Humanities Dept.’s Summer Seminar held July 29th- 31st, 2024


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

Previous years' Conference Fees:

  • Full conference registration: $150*

  • Spanish language virtual session only: $75**

CME Accreditation

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

Historically, the Surgical Ethics Conference was approved for CME credits. Information on this year's conference 2024 is pending.