Massachusetts Medical Society: Ethics Forum

Ethics Forum

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2021 Interim Meeting Ethics Forum

Vaccines, Doctors, and Patients: Medical Ethics in the Era of COVID-19

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. – Virtually via Zoom


Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD

Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
Director, Master's Degree Program, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
To learn more about Dr. Rebbeca W. Brendel, click here.


Elliott Crigger, PhD

Elliott Crigger, PhD
Director of Ethics Policy, Secretary to the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association
To learn more about Elliott Crigger, click here.

Susan Miller, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAFPI

Susan Miller, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAFPI
John S. Dunn, Sr. Research Chair in General Internal Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute
To learn more about Dr. Susan Miller, click here.

Program 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 Interim Meeting will explore medical ethics in the era of COVID-19.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.

Activity Objectives

  • Describe the sources of ethics guidance for clinical practice in the era of COVID-19
  • Identify resources to seek guidance and consultation for ethical challenges in their practices
  • Appreciate the ethical issues for physicians in balancing between patients’ individual health care preferences and decisions and public health responsibilities
  • Describe the ethical framework of a hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 employee vaccination policy

Program Fees:

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member Physician: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: $150.00
Non-Member Resident/Student: $37.50
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 of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

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