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CENNC Clinical Ethics Conference 2024: Where Ethics Meets Law

April 19

Medical and hospital staff often encounter ethical tensions in practice arising from understandings of relevant law, as well as from a variety of other sources such as institutional policy, risk avoidance, financial concerns, professional guidelines, and political influences. This highly interactive conference will examine these constraints using case presentation, small group discussion, lecture, expert panel interaction, and networking. We will invite you to explore strategies for navigating situations in which your professional and personal integrity are challenged by examining common and pressing issues arising at the intersections of ethics and law.

Through a combination of case presentation, small group participant case discussion, lecture, and expert panel discussion with participant Q&A; we will explore common situations that arise in clinical care arising from external constraints. These constraints may arise from law, institutional policy, risk avoidance, financial concerns, professional guidelines, and political influences. When the dictates of these constraints are in conflict with one another and/or with clinical standards of practice, clinicians may experience challenges to their professional and personal integrity. We will model how dialogue and discernment can help mitigate personal distress.


  • Identify external constraints on professional practice and personal integrity arising from sources such as law, institutional policy, risk avoidance, financial concerns, professional guidelines, and political influences.
  • Recognize similarities and differences in how ethics and law address tensions arising in clinical practice.
  • Be empowered to exercise conscious choice in determining when to work within external constraints and when to seek change.
  • Recognize that diverse experiences and values held by their patients may lead to treatment requests that are different from those recommended by the medical team

Available Credits
6 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
CREDIT: The Wake Forest University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACCREDITATION: The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
6 Hours Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
Northwest AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. This program will provide 6.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. No partial credit will be given.
6 Hours Contact Hours
This educational activity with 6.0 contact hours can be applied toward your continuing competence plan for maintaining your current licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
6 Hours NBCC Hours
6.0 NBCC Contact Hours. Northwest AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5465. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Northwest AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

6 Hours CLE Credit
CLE Credit Pending
CENNC (Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina) is a collaborative of the University of North Carolina Center for Bioethics; the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health and Society; the Duke University Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine; and the ECU® Brody School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Cost and Registration
$145 — Registration fee
$30 — Students

Registration fee includes instructional, administrative costs, certificate of completion and program materials.
Register and pay online at Payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) is accepted online. Personal check, corporate check, or money order is accepted by mail. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist internal transfer is also accepted.

3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston- Salem, North Carolina 27103
United States
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