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August 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 2
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Part II of Palm Beach County Medical Society Opioid Education Program to Feature UM Ethics Expert

Physicians Can Earn CMEs for Attending Event
 
WHAT:
Ethical Implications of Opioids will be presented by Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE, founder and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs.
 
The Institute has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of ten in the world.
 
Goodman Bio:
 
Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE
Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy; Co-Director, UM Ethics Programs
 
Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE, is founder and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and co-director of the university’s Ethics Programs. The Institute has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of ten in the world.
 
He is a co-founder of the North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology, a partnership with the Center for Bioethics at Indiana University.
 
Dr. Goodman is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, Department of Health Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Nursing and Health Studies and Department of Anesthesiology.
 
He chairs the Ethics Committee of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), for which organization he co-founded the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI).  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), and past chair of its Ethics Committee.
 
He directs the Florida Bioethics Network and chairs the UHealth/University of Miami Hospital Ethics Committee and the Adult Ethics Committee for Jackson Memorial Health System.
 
Dr. Goodman’s research has emphasized issues in health information technology and in epidemiology and public health. His most recent book, Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care (Cambridge University Press 2016) identifies and analyzes a number of issues in biomedical informatics. He has edited a book on the Terri Schiavo case for Oxford University Press, published a book about ethics and evidence-based medicine for Cambridge University Press, co-authored a book of case studies in ethics and health computing for Springer-Verlag and co-authored another volume of case studies, in ethics in public health, for the American Public Health Association.
 
He has also co-authored a book on artificial intelligence, edited a book on ethics and medical computing, co-edited a volume on artificial intelligence, and published and presented numerous papers in bioethics, including end-of-life care, the philosophy of science, and computing.
 
E-mail: kgoodman@miami.edu
Tel: 305-243-5723
Fax: 305-243-6416
 
UM Ethics Programs
PO Box 016960 (M825)
Miami, FL 33101
 
This program is part of a three-part series, Opioid Educational Seminars for Physicians and other Healthcare Providers, made possible through a three-year grant from the Health Council of Southeast Florida to support PBCMS Services’ ongoing Opioid Healthcare Response Initiative. 
 
WHEN:
July 30, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.
 
HOW:
 
CREDIT
Physicians:  
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Providership of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and Palm Beach County Medical Society. The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide medical education for physicians.
 
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
 
 
ABOUT PALM BEACH COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY SERIVCES
 
The nonprofit arm of the Medical Society provides and coordinates continuing medical education for physicians and allied health professionals. PBCMS Services also works to inform and educate the public about health care issues, strives to find ways to improve patient access to health care, and collects and studies information on the health care delivery system.
 
The overarching goal of the Opioid Healthcare Response program is to reduce opioid deaths in Palm Beach County through an evidenced-based comprehensive strategy that recognizes addiction as a medical illness. The key elements of the initiative are prevention, treatment, rescue and recovery, all tied to specific outcome metrics.
 
For more information, visit https://www.pbcms.org/opioid-addiction-treatment-resources.
 
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