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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 presentation and question-and-answer portion, 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. Ethics Committee members and staff present the lecture program, which can easily be tailored to the needs of the sponsoring organization. Topics may include:

  • Co-management;
  • Informed consent;
  • Marketing;
  • Physician-industry relationships;
  • The impaired ophthalmologist;
  • Reporting unethical conduct of superior staff;
  • Expert witness testimony.

How to Schedule a Lecture
To schedule a lecture, contact the Academy ethics manager, Mara Pearse Burke, at 319.351.0440 or 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.

2014 Schedule
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: Schedule subject to change.

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Spring Meeting
Park City, Utah
June 19-22

Table Rock Regional Round-Up
Annual Meeting
Branson, Mo.
Sept. 18-20

Drexel College of Medicine
Dept. of Ophthalmology
Oct. 3

University of North Carolina, School of Medicine
Dept. of Ophthalmology
Chapel Hill, N.C.

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.