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

image of brain with vendiagram highlighting the gray areas
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 current agenda to plan your conference experience.

The 2025 conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Registration for hotel accommodations is available.

Contact Hours

A total of 9.5 nursing contact hours will be available if attending, and the full evaluation is completed by the deadline. There will be no contact hours provided for partial day attendance. No late completions will be accepted.

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 and 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.

Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow with the Carfang family at the 2020 conference.

Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow with the Carfang family at the 2020 conference.

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: Room reservations will open soon.
Hotel General Info: (727) 373-1234

Hotel pool at sunset.


Hotel pricing and reservations will be available soon. Please check frequently for updates.


Contact Us

Questions about registration and/or abstracts?

Jill Speer

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research & Dean

Rachel Means

Coordinator for Research Administration and Conference Planning