Ethics SIG

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SIG description:

The APA Ethics SIG is a group of individuals with an interest in the application of ethical theory in the context of clinical work, research, and teaching. It is a venue for sharing views and concerns about the impact of ethics in these settings in order to promote advances in physician ethics and professionalism.

January 2016 Newsletter Article

Dear Ethics SIG members,
We hope you had a great Holiday season!

As the year goes along we are also working on our next PAS meeting schedule in April-May 2015. We have identified the topics and speakers. This year we will be focusing on ethical issues in decision making for life sustaining therapies in pediatrics. Our speakers are John Lantos, Benjamin Wilfond, and Stefanie Benoit. Our session will be on April 30 at 3-5 pm. You will get more info in our next newsletter.

We are also proud to announce the fifth APA Ethics SIG Essay Contest. Info is below.

We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!

Zeynep Salih, M.D., MA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
Loma Linda University
Children's Hospital

Ethics SIG essay contest:
The contest is open to all pediatric residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows (including pediatric surgical fellows). Essays should focus on the ethical issues that residents and fellows face while caring for patients. Topics may include but not limited to personal narratives of ethical dilemmas faced in training or practice or scholarly presentations of issues related to organizational, interprofessional or global health ethics.

Essays should be between 800 to 1600 words. Essays longer than 1700 words will be disqualified without review. Essays must be original and unpublished works. If multiple authors, the award will be shared. All co-authors should provide demographic information (training status) and role in manuscript preparation.

Two awards will be offered. Awards are intended to be used as travel awards to attend the PAS meeting.

1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $100

The winning essays will be read at the PAS meeting in Baltimore, MD and will be published in APA website as part of Ethics SIG newsletter in July 2016. If the resident or fellow will be attending PAS in Baltimore they may present their paper themselves.

Deadline: March 10, 2016
Submit essays to:
We wish you all the best in your writings in ethics!


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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Adrian Lavery, MD, MPH
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone: (909) 651-5746

Zeynep Salih, MD
13689 Cheswick Blvd
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (317) 274-4739



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