The following agenda is subject to change.

Program Schedule by Day

Wednesday, February 26th, 2025
3:30-5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, February 27th, 2025
8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m.


Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow

Dean, School of Nursing, Duquesne University
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address - Clinical and Organizational Ethics: Why Governance Ethics Matter?

Gerard Magill, PhD
Vernon F. Gallagher Chair & Professor, Center for Global Health Ethics 
Senior Research Fellow, Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law, Duquesne University

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation - Protecting Institutions instead of Individuals: When the Legal or Policy Solution is Not the Ethical One

Aliza Narva, JD, MSN, RN, HEC-C
Director of Ethics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C

Michael I English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics
Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago
11:15-12:15 p.m.

Panel Presentation - The Four P’s of Ethics Hotlines:  Purpose, Persons, Process, Protections

Patricia Friend, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC
Associate Professor & Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist Track

Mary Broderick Donnelly, DBE, HEC-C, JD, RN
Retired Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola University of Chicago 

12:15-1:15  p.m.

Lunch (Provided) & Poster Presentations

1:45-2:45  p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (TBA)

3:00-4:00  p.m.

Closing Keynote Address - Clinical Errors: Who is to Blame and How to Prevent Them? 

Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery & Associate Chief Quality Officer for Safety and Innovation, Stanford University   

6:00-8:00  p.m.

Alumni Reception

Friday, February 28th, 2025
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (TBA)
9:00-9:30 a.m. Break & Poster Presentation
9:30-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (TBA)
10:45-11:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
11:00 -12:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote Address - The Ethics of Diversity and Inclusion: Who is in, who is out, and who decides? 

Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University

Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN
Nurse Author and New York Times Columnist 

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Provided)

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

2:00 -3:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote - In Pain: Ethical Issues in Pain Management

Travis Rieder, PhD
Director, Master of Bioethics Ethics Program
Assistant Director, Education Initiatives
Associate Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University  

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks