West Michigan Ethics Conference & DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy - March 16, 2020

Shared Theme: Religion in Health Care

Two Informative Presentations - Register for One or Both Events!

Location: L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI

The DeVos Colloquy Committee and Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health have collaborated to bring two important events focused on ethical issues in health care to our community.  These events are intended to provide an education forum that will enourage interaction between our speakers and an audience of health professionals, educators, students, and community members.  Participants may register for one or both events!



2020 West Michigan Health Care Ethics Conference

This year's conference will present an in-depth look at the consideration that religious beliefs may and/or should have in the treatment of a patient and also in the patient's decision-making.  The conference will bring expert speakers as well as a diverse and prestigious panel of area faith leaders who will bring insights based on their faith's religious beliefs and practices to the conversation. The conference will also include a facilitated discussion allowing the audience to respond and participate during interactive exercises.  Concluding the event, an expert panel will include our distinguished DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy speakers who will expand the conversation and open the door for further exploration of the topic that will carry into our evening event.

All individuals who attend the afternoon conference are welcome to join us at the 5 p.m. reception and stay for the evening DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy.

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy

Photo of Ana Iltis

Ana S. Iltis, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society
Professor of Philosophy
Wake Forest University

Photo of Ryan Nash

Ryan Nash, M.D., M.A., FACP, FAAHPM
Director, The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics
Director, Division of Bioethics, Depart. Of Biomedical Education
& Anatomy
Hagop S. Mekhjian, M.D. Chair in Medical Ethics & Professionalism

DeVos Colloquy Is Live Streamed

Our evening DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy will be live-streamed and offer an interactive platform allowing audience members the opportunity to participate in the Q & A session via the chat room. Those who choose may also opt to claim continuing education credit for their participation.  Details about obtaining credits online are included in the information below.

A link will be sent a few days prior as well as the day of event to those who register for live stream.  Please indicate your intention during the registration process.


Claiming Credits for October 14, 2019 Colloquy

Please go to this link for claiming credit.

Principal Sponsors:

Office of Vice Provost for Health

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Major Sponsors

Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Metro Health University of Michigan Health

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