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Bioethics grand rounds scheduled for October 13

Elba E. Simon-Fayard, MD
Elba E. Simon-Fayard, MD
Discussing the ramifications of resuscitating the extremely immature infant is the subject of the next Bioethics grand rounds scheduled to be held Wednesday, October 13, 2004.Elba E. Simon-Fayard, MD, clinical director, NICU; associate professor of pediatrics; and staff neonatologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center, will present “How Young is Too Young?”The grand rounds will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences, Loma Linda University.The objectives of this grand rounds are: to discern the multiple factors to be considered when facing the ethical dilemmas of resuscitating the extremely immature infant; to describe roles of physicians, legal and ethical, with regard to care and treatment of the extremely immature infants; and to define spiritual support and emotional comfort to families from caregivers.Mark Carr, PhD, MDiv, theological co-director, Center for Christian Bioethics, Loma Linda University, will serve as moderator.The grand rounds, presented by the Center for Christian Bioethics and the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness, is designated by the School of Medicine for continuing medical education activity for one hour in category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing education for physicians.

TODAY news for Thursday, October 7, 2004