Purpose and Mission
The APA Ethics SIG is a group of individuals with an interest in the application of ethical theory in the context of clinical work, research, and teaching. It is a venue for sharing views and concerns about the impact of ethics in these settings in order to promote advances in physician ethics and professionalism.
Current SIG Goals
- To create discussion around current ethical dilemmas among ethics SIG members and PAS attendees.
SIG Workshop at PAS in Baltimore, April 27-30, 2019
We are looking forward to the Ethics SIG workshop at PAS in Baltimore, April 27-30, 2019, and hope you will plan to join us. Our topic this year is “Patient, Friend or Both? Navigating Social Media and Professionalism in Pediatric Practice.” Format will include case-based small group discussion, expert analysis by speakers, and a panel Q&A. Presenters include: Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Terry Kind, M.D., MPH Associate Dean for Clinical Education Children’s National Health System The George Washington University Matt Broom, M.D. Saint Louis University Chief Medical Officer Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
2019 Ethics Essay Contest
The Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and the Section on Bioethics (SOB) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are pleased to announce the second joint Ethics Essay Contest. Submissions are due June 15th. The contest is open to all residents in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics, and all pediatric subspecialty fellows (including fellows in pediatric surgery, pediatric psychiatry, and pediatric neurology) in North America. The contest is also open to medical students who have successfully matched into one of these programs by the submission deadline. Essays should focus on the ethical issues that residents and fellows face while caring for patients or conducting research. Click here for complete instructions.
We would like to announce our new SIG co-chair, Erica Salter, PhD. Dr. Salter PhD is the Program Director of Health Care Ethics and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University. Welcome, Dr. Salter!
Ethics Contest Winners
In 2018, the Section on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatric Association Ethics Special Interest Group held the first joint Bioethics Essay Contest, open to all residents in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics, and all pediatric subspecialty fellows (including fellows in pediatric surgery, pediatric psychiatry, and pediatric neurology) in North America. The winning essays were published in the AAP Section on Bioethics Fall Newsletter. Be on the lookout for the announcement of the 2019 Bioethics Essay Contest! Thank you to all who submitted essays, and congratulations to the following awardees: 1st Place Difficult to Swallow: Epidermolysis Bullosa, Esophageal Stricture, and the Boundaries of Forgoing Medical Nutrition and Hydration By William Sveen, MD, MA University of Minnesota 2nd Place Doing No Harm in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: When and How to Call the Code? By Kristina Brumme, MD, FAAP Fellow in Pediatric Emergency Medicine | Rady Children’s Hospital University of California, San Diego Honorable Mention Our Rapunzel By Catherina Pinnaro, MD University of Iowa Honorable Mention Alkaline Water By Sebastian Proano, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Elmhurst Hospital Center
Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
ASBH, AAP Section on Bioethics