Pediatrics Bioethics Conference to Be Held in Jacksonville, Florida, October 10-11, 2008

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Conference will feature experts in the field.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, will hold a Pediatrics Bioethics Conference, October 10-11, 2008.

The conference will be held at the Prime Osborne Convention Center, 1000 Water Street. A Welcome Reception will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive, on October 10 from 7 – 10 pm.

The conference will feature talks by experts in the field on pressing issues in pediatric bioethics, ethical issues at the edge of viability, cultural and religious considerations in the pediatric clinical context, and the challenges of moral distress.

Health professionals with an interest or a need for continuing education in the specialized area of pediatric bioethics are encouraged to attend.

The cost is $95 in advance and $125 at the door. Discounts are available for Florida Bioethics Network members. Please visit http://www.miami.edu/ethics/fbn for a printable registration form. For more information, contact the Florida Bioethics Network at 305.243.5723 or e-mail cjgall @ comcast.net.

Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system comprised of Baptist Medical Center Downtown and Baptist Heart Hospital; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – Jacksonville’s only children’s hospital. Baptist Health also includes cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services; a comprehensive cancer center; orthopaedic institute; women’s resource center; neurosciences, including neurosurgery and two Joint Commission-certified stroke centers; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; outpatient facilities; urgent care services and a network of primary care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. Baptist Health is the official healthcare provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars. For more information, visit http://www.e-baptisthealth.com.

Cindy Hamilton
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Vikki Mioduszewski
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Senior Editor/Medical Writer
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Phone: 904.202.5122

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