2008 Center for Bioethics Seminar Series
“Ethics and Public Health Emergencies: How Should We Prepare for Pandemic Flu?”
Friday, February 8, 2008
12:15–1:30 pm, 3-100 Mayo, University of Minnesota Campus
Debra DeBruin, PhD
Director of Education and Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics; Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. DeBruin has served as a health policy fellow for the United States Senate, and worked as a
consultant to the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. She has also been a member of a number of working groups relevant to public health, including the Minnesota Privacy and Security Project Solutions Workgroup, the Minnesota Privacy and Security Project Legal Workgroup, the Minnesota Center for Healthcare Ethics’ Pandemic Influenza Ethics Work Group, and the State of Minnesota Department of Administration’s Work Group on Genetic Information. Currently, she is leading a team from the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics along with the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics to provide guidance to the Minnesota Department of Health on ethical issues in pandemic planning. In addition to her work in public health policy, she teaches and conducts research in the ethics of research.
Seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Following this seminar, participants will be able to:
1) Identify ethical issues that arise in the context of a public health emergency such as influenza pandemic.
2) Discuss moral considerations relating to the allocation of scarce resources.
3) Consider strategies for devising and implementing an ethical framework in pandemic planning.
Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME) Available
The University of Minnesota designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pre-registration is preferred if you are attending for CME credit. Please call 612-624-8478 to pre-register.
Registration will also be available on site.