The Ethics of Futile Treatment

October 5, 2020




Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Paul Farr, MD
Retired Physician

Speakers Include:

Gabriel Bosslet, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University

Stuart Youngner, MD
Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University


Simin Beg, MD
Division Chief of Hospice and Palliative Care
Spectrum Health


More information will be posted as it becomes available!

March 16, 2020 Conference & Colloquy Cancelled

The West Michigan Healthcare Ethics Conference and the DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 at Grand Valley State University were cancelled due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.. The decision was based on the ever evolving nature of the situation as well as an abundance of caution for all involved.  We appreciate your continued support of the Ethics Conference and Colloquy and look forward to seeing you at future events.

For those who paid a registration fee for the West Michigan Healthcare Ethics Conference, your refund will be processed within the next week.  It may take up to two weeks for the refund to show on credit card statements or to receive a check in the mail if you paid by check.  Questions about refunds can be directed to Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.

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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