Published on Friday, October 16, 2020

Virtual Fall Palliative Care Conference


Event date: 11/9/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Export event

Vermont Ethics Network Presents:

Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper

In partnership with the Palliative Care & Pain Management Task Force
Monday, November 9, 2020, 8:15am – 4:15pm
Virtual Event (all sessions will be livestreamed)


Unpacking the ethical, legal and practical considerations of obtaining informed consent in complex clinical situations and at end-of-life.


All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

8:15 – 8:30am: Welcome & Orientation

8:30 – 9:45am: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Informed Consent: Ethics & the Law

9:45 – 10:00am: BREAK

10:00 – 11:00am: Guy Maytal, MD: Complex Situations: Psychiatric Patients at End-of-Life

11:00 – 11:15am: BREAK

11:15am – 12:15pm: Focused Discussions with Thad & Guy (choose one)

Breakout A: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Ethical & Legal Considerations in Honoring Do Not Spoon Feed Requests

Breakout B: Guy Maytal, MD: Capacity & Consent: Limits in Cases of Mental Illness and Dementia

12:15 – 12:45pm: LUNCH BREAK

12:45 – 1:45pm: AFTERNOON BREAKOUT – Session 1 (choose one)

Breakout A: Zail Berry, MD, MPH: Surrogate Consent for Serious Illness Decisions

Breakout B: Honorable Jeffrey Kilgore, JD & Honorable E. Tobias (Toby) Balivet, JD: Consent Under Guardianship

1:45 – 2:00pm: BREAK

2:00 – 3:00pm: AFTERNOON BREAKOUT – Session 2 (choose one)

Breakout A: Diana Barnard, MD: Code Status Discussions & Consent

Breakout B: Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C & Erika Smart, JD: When Patients or Surrogates Refuse

3:00 – 3:05pm: BREAK

3:05 – 4:00pm: Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD: Consent for Unrepresented Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

4:00 – 4:15pm: Wrap-up

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