Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago hosted the annual Irma and Larry Sturm Memorial Ethics Lecture featuring Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program. Dr. Sharp has published widely on topics in biomedical ethics including clinical ethics consultation, informed consent, financial conflicts of interest and ethical tensions in patient advocacy.
Dr. Sharp spoke of trends in professional society guidance about pediatric genetic testing, provided guidance on how pediatric genetic testing can inform clinical practice, and discussed areas of ethical consensus and controversy in pediatric genetic testing.
The annual lecture series for medical doctors and health care specialists is offered at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago and features important leaders from the field of medical ethics. The Lecture is underwritten by a gift from Peter Sturm, M.D., former chief of staff at our Chicago hospital. This year’s lecture was offered in conjunction with the University of Illinois College Of Medicine.