Speaker Objectives - Colloquy - September 27, 2021

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy
Event Title: Triage and the Allocation of Scarce Resources
September 27, 2021

Event Objectives:

Upon the completion of the event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of resource scarcity
  • Determine the process by which decisions on fair and equitable resource allocation can be made.

Clinical Services Manager, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, The Lacks Cancer Center 


Bernard Lo, MD
President of the Greenwall Foundation in New York, NY

Speaker Presentation Title: Ethical issues in allocating COVID vaccines

Objectives (Lo):

At the end of the session, the audience should:

  • Understand the multiple ethical values at stake in decisions to allocate COVID vaccines
  • Understand the psychosocial, practical influences on COVID vaccine policy

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, M.Bioethics
John M. Eisenberg, M.D. Professor in Medicine
Department: Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine

Speaker Presentation Title: Equitably allocating critical care resources during crises

Objectives (Halpern):

  • Identify ethical principles underlying optimal allocation strategies
  • Understand ethical implications of different allocation approaches

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