Massachusetts Medical Society: Ethics Forum

Ethics Forum

2022 Annual Meeting Ethics Forum — Medicine Meets Politics: Physicians, Professional Responsibility, and Public Speech

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD
Director, Master of Bioethics Degree Program; Associate Director, Center for Bioethics; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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Charles C. Dike, MD, MPH

Charles C. Dike, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Law and Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Commissioner's Office, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
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Catherine S. May, MD

Catherine S. May, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine
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Forum Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the Society’s Annual Meeting will explore public health disinformation disseminated by health care professionals and the efforts to combat it.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the ethical concerns that arise when physicians publicly disseminate public health disinformation

2. Describe the sources of ethical and professional guidance and potential interventions and ethics/ board actions that can result from the spread of disinformation by physicians

3. Appreciate the role of professional associations and state medical boards in addressing physician promulgation of public health disinformation

Program Fees:

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member – Free
Physician Nonmember – $150.00
MMS Resident/Student Member – Free
MMS Alliance Member – Free
Allied Health Professional/Other – $120.00

Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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