Dr. Alissa Swota, Director of UNF's Florida Blue Center for Ethics, greets attendees at Jacksonville conference. 


Jacksonville Pediatric Bioethics Conference Draws Record Attendance

More than 300 people attended the Eighth Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference in Jacksonville, apparently constituting the largest program of its type in the country. 

The November 6 event, a partnership of Wolfson Children's Hospital, the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network, featured sessions on end-of-life care, futility, spirituality and decision making, moral distress and childhood immunization. 

The Jacksonville program has grown steadily since its inception nearly a decade ago. There is apparently no larger accredited conference in pediatric bioethics. 

Partners also include the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Florida Blue Center for Ethics, Community Hospice, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, Nemours, and the UNF Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies. 

To view the program, please click here.


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