Free Webinar: When Parents Refuse Vaccines-Medical Science, Parent Conviction, Child Welfare and Community Good
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Webinar
(775) 870-4336

Program:
Join Immunize Nevada for a one-hour course highlighting vaccine refusal among parents. Dr. Diekema from the University of Washinton School of Medicine will discuss the history and purpose behind the vaccination policy, the problems healthcare providers are facing when dealing with vaccine-hesitant parents and the ethical issues that are related to parents choosing not to vaccinate their children.

Featured Presenter:
Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH
Dr. Diekema is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Bioethics & Humanities and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He is also an attending physician in the emergency department at Seattle Children’s Hospital and serves as Director of Education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Diekema has been a member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital ethics committee since 1991, has served as an ethics consultant since 1993, and has been chairperson of the institutional review board since 2000. He is past-Chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Diekema is the author of numerous scholarly publications in medical ethics and pediatric emergency medicine and an editor of the newly released Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook. More information or to register.