A Population Health Challenge: Rising Rates, Emerging Ethics
The St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics presents its 11th international bioethics conference on “Dementia – A Population Health Challenge: Rising Rates, Emerging Ethics” at the Pomaika`i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery on Friday, April 29, 2016.
“This is a timely topic because dementia is increasingly becoming a population health challenge, currently afflicting more than five million adults in the U.S., and costs more than $600 billion annually worldwide,” said S. Y. Tan, Director of The St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics, who holds degrees in both law and medicine. Dr. Tan also serves as Emeritus Professor for the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
A Full Day of Great Speakers
Through a full day of presentations, attendees will have opportunities to participate in a robust discussion and debate involving the ethical issues of dementia care. A distinguished faculty, local and international, will share diverse viewpoints on the subject. There will be representatives from Australia and Singapore.
The program will also feature provocative case studies based on scenarios dealing with patients and their caregivers. The case studies will involve an 80-year-old with severe dementia in need of a pacemaker and hemodialysis; a 45-year-old homeless veteran with dementia; and a rich son, a loving mother and father with Alzheimer’s disease.
The conference will also feature scholarly poster presentations and local exhibitors.
Register by April 1, 2016 to receive the early bird rate of $150.
Click here for the brochure: Ethics Conference Brochure 2016
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