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Eberhard Center

The Ethics of Access to Health Care

Presented by Grand Valley State University
Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Monday, September 17, 2018



Larry S. Temkin, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Rutgers University

Thomas R. (TR) Reid
Author and Journalist
Chair, Colorado Foundation for Universal Healthcare
Chair, Colorado Coalition for Homeless


Carl Ver Beek, JD
Attorney, Varnum Law LLP




LV Eberhard Center
Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI  49504


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Light Refreshments

6:00  - 8:10 p.m. - Main Presentations


The DeVos Colloquy is a free event and open to the public.  Free parking is available in Grand Valley's Fulton Street Lot.  Overflow parking will be directed to Grand Valley's Seward Parking Lot/Ramp on Winter Street just west of the Eberhard Center.  Directions and Map.

Individuals may also opt for on-street parking or the Museum parking lot just across from the Eberhard Center for normal parking fees (assuming availability of space).

New! Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Nursing (State of Michigan only) continuing education credits now available for on-line attendance.

Note: All participants (both in-person and online attendance) are required to register for the event. The option to pursue online CE credit is included in this registration process.

Online Attendance:

All individuals attending on-line will receive a link via e-mail several days prior to the event as well as the day of the event. 

Should they choose, on-line participants may opt to earn CME or Nursing (State of Michigan only) CEU's through the interactive on-line live stream. To receive credit, registrants must register for the Colloquy and join the on-line stream within 10 minutes of the start of the event and continue to the end. Participation will be tracked electronically. Participants pursuing continuing education credits should log on to the site individually.  A group viewing exception for credit may be made in special circumstances.

In-Person Attendance:

CME and Nursing (State of Michigan only) continuing education credits are also offered for in-person attendance  Participants should register for the event and sign-in at the registration table prior to the event. 

Claiming/Receiving Your Credits


Students from all universities and all disciplines are welcome to join our speakers for a brief preview of the evening's presentation and a general Q & A session.  Students should register for the event via the link at the top of this page. The Meet & Greet will take place in room 102 on the 2nd floor of the Eberhard Center.  After the Meet & Greet students are welcomed to join us for the main event in room 215 EC.


Continuing Education:

Spectrum Health Hospitals CME is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Spectrum Health Hospitals CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Spectrum Health Hospitals and Grand Valley State University.


Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing, a Michigan Board of Nursing approved nursing education program, is authorized by Administrative Rule 333.10602g to award contact hours to participants at continuing education programs provided by the Kirkhof College of Nursing. (This course is approved for 2.0 CNE hours.)



Save the Date - Spring 2019 Colloquy and Ethics Conference!

Submit a poster abstract now!

Mark your calendars for March 25, 2019 for the combined Spring West Michigan Health Care Ethics Conference and DeVos Colloquy. The evening Colloquy speakers will take part in a panel discussion at the afternoon conference.

Conscientious Objection in Health Care

Nancy Berlinger, Ph.D., M.Div.
Research Scholar
The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York

Lauris Kaldjian, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Program in Bioethics and Humanities
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Submit a poster abstract now!

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