You’re invited: Bioethics Grand Rounds

April 20, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health care providers, patients and systems in ways previously unimaginable. Clinical ethicists have been summoned to the forefront of the pandemic response, both at the bedside as well as on a meta-level.

The U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine will host an interactive panel to consider the lessons after one year of managing pandemic ethics, covering issues of equity, scarce resource allocation, proactive ethics, and visitor policies.

The event, entitled “Clinical ethics and COVID: Reflections after one year,” will take place via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22.

Nneka Sederstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., FCCP, FCCM, chief health equity officer, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis; affiliate faculty, University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Janice Firn, Ph.D., M.S.W., HEC-C, clinical assistant professor, Department of Learning Health Sciences; CBSSM clinical ethicist & education co-chief
Naomi Laventhal, M.D., M.A.associate professor, Department of Pediatrics; service chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; faculty ethicist, CBSSM Clinical Ethics Service 
Panel moderator:
Andrew Shuman, M.D., FACS, HEC-C, associate professor, Division of Head and Neck Oncology; co-chief, CBSSM Clinical Ethics Service; chair, Adult Ethics Committee

Capacity is limited; the event will be recorded and available afterward at

CBSSM’s Clinical Ethics Service sponsors the monthly Bioethics Grand Rounds. CME credit is available for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. 

CME Credit
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For a complete list of upcoming CBSSM events visit the CBSSM website. Questions? Contact Amy at