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Virtual Conversations in Justice and Equity in Bioethics: Controversies Around COVID-19 Vaccines

As we continue to face the many challenges that COVID-19 has created, ethical tensions in vaccine allocation remain a controversial topic. The bottom line seems to come down to: “who should be prioritized in receiving the vaccine, and who or what entity should make those decisions?” Join us as we engage in a robust discussion led by a panel of ethicists and health care professionals as we address these and more complicated questions regarding equitable access to vaccination during a worldwide pandemic.

Please Note: The virtual conference meeting access link will be emailed to registered participants 24 - 48 hours prior to the start of the activity.

Activity Details
Start Date: April 26, 2021
End Date: April 26, 2021
Time: 11:50 am - 1:15 pm
Location: Virtual - Webex
Download: Event Flyer

Registration is online only. There is no registration fee but advance registration is required for planning purposes. Register Now

Preregistration required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Webinar Log In
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm Welcome
~ Tim Lahey, MD
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Background: Ethical Tensions in COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
~ Tim Lahey, MD
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm Panel Discussion on Controversy in Vaccine Allocation – Ask an Ethicist
~ Tim Lahey, MD – Moderator
~ Sally Bliss, MSB, RN
~ Cynthia Bruzzese, MPA, MSB
~ Evie Marcolini, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FCCM
~ William Nelson, PhD, MDiv
~ Catherine Shubkin, MD
~ Hillary Way, MS, APRN
1:10 pm - 1:15 pm Conversation and Question & Answer
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss current issues related to ethical dilemmas posed by the allocation of a scarce resource (COVID 19 vaccine) during the pandemic.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.25 contact hours.

An application for 1.0 social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please email Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org to check on the status of this application.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Type:     Live Activity
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