Jerome W. Bettman Sr., MD, Ethics Education Lecture Program
Education in professional standards for the ethical practice of ophthalmology is one of the primary goals of the Ethics Committee. The Jerome W. Bettman Sr., MD, Ethics Education Lecture Program is one way the committee accomplishes that goal. Bettman lectures often confer hard-to-obtain ethics-specific CME.
What to Expect
The lectures are comprised of a PowerPoint presentation followed by a question-and-answer portion, which is designed to encourage practical problem solving and explore larger ethical concepts in detail. The interactive lectures focus on topics unique to residency education as well as the practicing ophthalmologist. The lecture program is presented by Ethics Committee members and staff and can easily be tailored to the needs of the sponsoring organization with respect to topics and time commitment. Topics may include:
- Informed consent
- Physician-industry relationships
- The impaired ophthalmologist
- Reporting unethical conduct of superior staff
- Expert witness testimony
Schedule a Lecture
To schedule a lecture, contact the Academy ethics manager, Mara Pearse Burke, at 319.351.0440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should include several possible dates for your proposed lecture and should be made at least three to six months before the desired date of the lecture.
Take advantage of the following part-day ethics presentations provided by the Academy's Ethics Committee in conjunction with the teaching institution or state/subspecialty society noted. Contact the individual program or society noted for more details on each specific presentation (and CME-related questions) or contact Ethics Committee staff for general questions at any time: email@example.com. Schedule subject to change.
Table Rock Regional Round-Up (potential)
Bronx - Lebanon Hospital (potential)
New York, N.Y.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, N.Y.
Illinois Association of Ophthalmology / Chicago Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting
About the Series
The Bettman Ethics Education Lecture Program was renamed in honor of Dr. Bettman, the first chair of the Ethics Committee and the "father" of the Academy's ethics program.