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Hybrid: Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Start Date: 3/10/2023Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 3/10/2023End Time: 9:00 AM

Event Description

Ethics in Medicine: Futility of Care

Jean Marie A. Rinnan, MD, FAAP, attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ethics Committee Co-Chair; assistant professor of pediatrics

Joseph Melvin, DO, FAAP, attending physician, Department of Neurology, Ethics Committe Co-Chair

Eric Tom, MD, Resident Physician Dept. of Pediatrics

Michelle Mejia, MD, FAAP, fellow physician, Department of Neonatology

Zach Kassutto, MD, FAAP, attending pPhysician, Department of Emergency Medicine; associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, Bioethics Course Co-Director

Dorothy Decencio, MSW, hospital lead social worker, Social Worker for the Section of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant

Reverend Noah W. Reid III, BA, M Div, Th M, Office of the Chaplain

Nicholas Harris, MD, Fellow Physician, Department of Neurology

Sharon Leonardo, BSN, RNC-NIC, CBC, NICU Charge Nurse

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize when the care of a patient may be defined as futile
  • Describe the ethical principles surrounding futility of care
  • Locate and apply the Futility of Care Policy

Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing personnel, fellows, residents, medical students and other health care professionals who take care of children

Accreditation Statement
Tower Health is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tower Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming CME Credits
Attendees MUST sign in with the six-digit activity code provided at the session using eeds within 24 hours of the conference start time and complete the online evaluation within 30 days at

Contact Information:
Name: Alma Barberena
Email: alma.barberena@towerhealth.org
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In Person: DiGeorge Auditorium
Online Event: Please contact organizer for zoom link
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