e-TiM: Virtual Jewish Medical Ethics 12th International Conference

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Sunday May 24, 2020 - Bat Mitzvah Year
Program Date(s): 
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday May 24, 2020
Venue: 
Leaders & Speakers: 
Rachel Dratch,
Dr. Michelle Friedman,
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt,
Yoni Goldstein,
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin,
Dr. David Pelcovitz,
Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman,
Rabbi Dr. Eli Rybak,
Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg,
Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner

Our 12th Annual Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics will be taking place online this year.

CONFERENCE EVALUATION FORM

7 CME credits available

No charge for the conference, registration required

Nominal Charge for CME

We mourn the passing of Dr. Arthur Turetsky z”l who passed away on motzei Pesach from Covid-19. Together with his wife Dr. Rochelle, they have been attending JME for many years. Please see this moving tribute. We dedicate the learning at this year’s conference to his memory. 

 

This event is approved for up to 7 credits by the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME). This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the  American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation of the activity.

PROGRAM
8:45am Zoom Conference Room Opens

9:00am Greetings and Welcome
Rabbi Jay Kelman, Dr. Lazer Friedman

SESSION I   History of Pandemics 

9:05am The History of Psak Amidst Pandemic: 
The Evolution of Medicine, and the 
Constancy of Halacha

Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman

SESSION II  Halachik & Ethical Challenges in a Pandemic

10:00am Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Crisis  
Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg 

11:00am Vaccines & New Treatments: 
How Good is Good Enough?

Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt 

Morning sessions sponsored by Lipsitz family le-ilui nishmot of all the many members of our extended families who perished al-kiddush-hashem on 1 Sivan 5704 (1944) hy”d

SESSION III   Ethics & Care in Challenging Scenarios

2:00pm Grief & Joy in Isolation: Pastoral Care 
During a Pandemic

Dr. Michelle Friedman, Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner

3:00pm Transferring Embryos Known to be 
Affected by Genetic Disease 
 
Dr. Eli Rybak

SESSION IV   Closing Session - Community Issues

7:00pm  Mental Health Issues Confronting 
the Jewish Community 
 
Dr. David Pelcovitz

8:00pm  What Will the Jewish Community 
Look Like Post-Pandemic? Schools, 
Shuls, Community

Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch, 
Yoni Goldstein, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin

We mourn the passing of Dr. Arthur Turetsky z”l who passed away on motzei Pesach from Covid-19. Together with his wife Dr. Rochelle, they have been attending JME for many years. Please see this moving tribute here. We dedicate the learning at this year’s conference to his memory.