Conundrums in Clinical Ethics Consultation: Consciousness, Capacity, and Compulsion

Save the Date and Call for Cases

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, N.C.

Register online with Northwest AHEC

Program Overview

We are pleased to announce that the third statewide conference of the Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina, “Conundrums in Clinical Ethics Consultation: Consciousness, Capacity, and Compulsion.” This event will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Conference Center of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This full-day conference will feature both large and small group sessions on leading topics in clinical ethics.


Conference speakers will examine multiple issues in caring for patients whose decision-making capacity is compromised or absent, including:

  • Diagnosis of permanent vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and death by neurologic criteria.
  • Treatment choices for unconscious and minimally conscious patients.
  • Criteria for assessment of decision-making capacity.
  • Caring for patients whose conditions limit their freedom of choice and action.

Who Should Participate

Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Chaplains, Social Workers, Advanced Practice Professionals and other interested health care professionals.

Call for Cases

We plan to devote several small group sessions at the conference to the presentation, analysis, and discussion of dif cult clinical ethics cases encountered by conference participants, including but not limited to cases on the conference theme issues
of consciousness, capacity, and compulsion. If you have a challenging clinical ethics case that you would like to propose for one of these sessions, please send a brief description of the case to the conference planning committee chair, Dr. John Moskop, at the following e-mail address: Submission deadline is December 15, 2016.

Registration Fee

$130 – Registrations received on or before February 13th
$145 – Registrations received after February 13th
$65 – Registrations for Students

Hotel Information

A block of King rooms is available at the Fair eld Inn and Suites, 1680 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. In order to receive the special overnight rate of $84 plus tax per night, please let the reservationist know you are with the “Clinical Ethics Network Conference.” The hotel phone number is 336-714-3000.
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CENNC is a statewide organization dedicated to clinical ethics education, scholarship and service. It was founded in 2013 by faculty from the academic medical centers at Duke University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University.

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