Saturday, October 27, 2018

Our rural populations served by the local healthcare organizations and health professional educational institutions have unique ethical concerns. Many conflicts in healthcare result from differences between members of the healthcare team, as well as increased pressures such as costs, sickness of patient and financing all impact ethical principles such as justice.

We invite you to please join us for our inaugural Interprofessional Discussion Healthcare Ethics Conference, established by the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health!

Location: UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus - Atrium
1035 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812 


CME, CNE, CPE & CE Credits Available!
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, ANCC and ACPE contact hours, and Minnesota Board of Social Work credit.

Healthcare & Other Professionals: $75
Resident/Fellow/Student: $25

*Boxed Lunch provided on-site.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm:
8:00 to 8:45 AM: Check-In, Refreshments, and Resources.
(Walk-in registration on-site).
8:45 AM: Welcome / Plenary.
5:15 to 6:15 PM: *(Optional)
Naloxone Training Workshop!


  • Rural Opioid Abuse Crisis
  • Naloxone Training Session
  • Gerontology & Aging Services
  • Cultural Understanding & Ethics in Rural Communities
  • Reimbursement/Patient Satisfaction
  • Violence in Healthcare
  • And more!

"ACA and Health Coverage for All"
Jennifer Schultz, Ph.D.
(DFL) District: 07A
Health Economist
Associate Professor, UMD Department of Economics 

"Rural Opioid Abuse Crisis"
Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, MAT, AE-C
Assistant Professor,
University of Minnesota,
College of Pharmacy,

Including other local representatives from Lake Superior Community Health Center, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, area clergy, and more!