Healthcare ethical dilemmas are rarely black and white. The gray area, where different perspectives intersect, is where difficult questions arise. What can we do as healthcare professionals to have more clarity in these unsure situations?

Advancing ethical practice in healthcare requires grappling with difficult, often complex ethical problems and dilemmas. In this new forum, a diverse group of ethicists, philosophers, nurses and other healthcare professionals will meet to address contemporary ethical issues in healthcare, and will discuss solutions to the most challenging problems for ethical practice and policy. Please see the agenda for more details about the speakers for our 2023 conference.

The 2023 conference will take place March 1 - 3, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Registration for hotel accommodations is available.

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Contact hours will be available
Duquesne University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Endorsed by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
The Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference includes speakers, panels and presentations, as well as receptions and other opportunities to meet, greet and discuss with a wide array of professionals interested in healthcare ethics.

Pricing and Registration

Join us in Clearwater Beach, Wednesday evening, March 1 through Friday, March 3, as we discuss solutions to the most challenging problems for ethical practice and policy.

Pricing:
Attendee - $599
Student Attendee - $385
One-Day Attendee - $299

Choose the registration option that works with your schedule.
Dean Glasgow with the Carfang family

Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow with the Carfang family at the 2021 conference.

Keynote Speakers

Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD, MPH

Jacob M. Appel, MD, JD, MPH

Associate Professorof Psychiatry and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nancy Berlinger, PhD

Nancy Berlinger, PhD

Research scholar at The Hastings Center

Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, MSC

Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, MSC

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington

Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., RN, MS

Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., RN, MS

Was the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN HEC-C

Aimee Milliken, PhD, RN HEC-C

Associate Professor of the Practice at Boston College's Connell School of Nursing in Chestnut Hill, MA

Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD

Myles N. Sheehan, SJ, MD

Jesuit priest, physician, and professor of medicine

Felicia "Liz" Stokes, PhD, JD, MA, RN

Felicia "Liz" Stokes, PhD, JD, MA, RN

Director of the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Clearwater Beach, FL

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa! The beachfront four-diamond resort offers 287 luxurious condo-style guest rooms with walkout balconies for water and sunset views.

Steps away from the powder-white sands of Clearwater Beach, the resort brings world-class style and amenities to the west coast of Florida. Balanced between the turquoise-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa delivers an idyllic location on the new Clearwater Beach Walk, along with the sophistication, comfort, and convenience of a luxury resort.

See the complete resort fact sheet.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
301 South Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Reservations: reserve online, or call 1 (877) 803-7534
Hotel General Info: (727) 373-1234

Hotel pool at sunset.

Reserve Your Room Today!

January 30, 2023, or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first. This rate includes the resort fee. Current hotel room tax is 13%. Valet parking is $29 and $25 for self-parking overnight. When calling the hotel, please identify yourself as a Duquesne University Nursing & Healthcare Ethics conference attendee to receive the conference rate.t

Contact Us

Questions about registration and/or abstracts?

Jill Speer

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research & Dean