Fourth Annual Health Symposium

Sponsored by Adventist HealthCare

Register today for our FOURTH Annual Health Symposium


Join us for the Fourth Annual Health Symposium Focusing on Ethics sponsored by Adventist HealthCare and hosted by The Village at Rockville–A National Lutheran Community.

Wednesday, February 14
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
In-person event

The Village at Rockville
9701 Veirs Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

$35 FOR 3.0 CEU credits, continental breakfast and lunch. (Social Work, CCMC, CMEs and RN CE’s.)
$55 for 3.0 NAB credits, continental breakfast and lunch.
The Village at Rockville and Adventist HealthCare employees use promo code 2024Symposium for $15 off registration.

NOTE: Cancelations after Friday, February 9 will not be refunded.

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Attendees will receive 3.0 hours of CEU credits if they attend the entire symposium.

3.0 Category 1 Ethics CEUs from the Maryland Board of Social Work, pending
3.0 Nursing Contact Hours, pending
3.0 NAB credits approved
3.0 Physician CMEs, pending
3.0 CCM CEs, pending

1. Detail ethical principles ensuring human subject protections and delineate strategies to ensure representation of older adults in clinical trials
2. Discuss ethical considerations and dilemmas in providing equitable care given potential ‘conflicts of rights’ between Queer older adults and other patients/residents
3. Explain the ethics of medical ineffectiveness and related procedural requirements governing its use as a basis for the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments (moral distress)
4. Describe ethical principles used by the Ombudsman while guiding the resolution of concerns and disputes occurring in long term care and residential settings

8 a.m. Continental breakfast and tours

9-10 a.m. Keynote session
Research Ethics in Older Populations: Current and Future Practice

Elizabeth Carroll, MPH, CIP, CSSGB, HEC-C, Institutional Review Board, Administrator, Adventist Healthcare

10-10:20 a.m. BREAK

10:20-11:20 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION (Choose One):

1. Ethical Considerations when Working with the Ombudman

Breakout session presenter: Raphaella Gregory Slade RN, Program Manager I, Montgomery County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

2. Understanding the Health Care Decisions Act and the Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Form

Breakout session presenters: Paul Ballard, JD and Eric Bush, MBA, MD

11:20-11:40 a.m. BREAK

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Final Session

Ethical Considerations in Providing Equitable Care for LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Presenter: Jennifer Marie Brown, M Ed., BS

12:40-1 p.m. Closing, Evaluations 

Lunch will immediately follow the symposium.

registration is closed

Adventist HealthCare is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for 3 Category I Ethics continuing education units.

ANCC Accreditation Statement
Adventist HealthCare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been awarded 3.0 Contact Hours. In order to obtain contact hours, you must: attend the entire presentation and complete the Microsoft Forms evaluation. This activity is jointly provided by the Village of Rockville—A National Lutheran Community. This activity has no commercial support. None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.