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Avera Ethics Conference

Nov 2, 2013
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Holiday Inn City Centre - Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Please register online.   If you are unable to register online, please contact   605-322-4645

Avera McKennan Sioux Falls Employees:

If you are an Avera McKennan (Sioux Falls) employee, please contact your leader to register.

Fees & Payment

Cost for this conference is $45.   Credit Card payment is required for all registrants including Avera employees.  


This year's title is The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Personalized Medicine


The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Personalized Medicine

8:30-9 a.m.                          Breakfast


9-9:05 a.m.                          Opening prayer


9:05-9:30 a.m.                    Personalized Medicine: Part of our Mission

                                                Mike Stebbins, PhD, Senior Vice President of Mission Services, Avera


9:30-10:30 a.m.                 An Overview of Personalized Medicine

                                           Gareth Davies,PhD,  Scientific Director, Avera Research Institute


10:30-10:45 a.m.               Break


10:45-12 p.m.                     The Ethics of Personalized Medicine

                                                Giles Scofield, JDMA, Medical Ethicist, Providence Health Care


12-12:45 p.m.                     Lunch


12:45-2:15 p.m.                 Panel: The Debate Surrounding Personalized Medicine               

Fred Slunecka, COO, Avera

Krista Bohlen, Pharm D, Cancer Research Pharmacist, Avera McKennan

Rob Bates, Sr. VP Managed Care, Avera

Giles Scofield, JDMA, Medical Ethicist, Providence Health Care

Gareth Davies,PhD,  Scientific Director, Avera Research Institute

Mike Stebbins, PhD – moderator


2:15-2:30 p.m.                   Closing Prayer



  • Explain how personalized medicine is connected to Avera’s mission. (Stebbins)
  • Define personalized medicine. (Davies)
  • List three benefits of personalized medicine. (Davies)
  • Discuss the future of personalized medicine. (Davies)
  • Identify ethical considerations in personalized medicine. (Scofield)
  • Explore how personalized medicine could be used within ethical limits to improve the patient experience. (Scofield)
  • Discuss the potential drawbacks of personalized medicine. (panel)
  • Explain how personalized medicine has impacted treatment for patients. (panel)
  • Tell why a patient would or would not choose to use personalized medicine.  (panel)


Items to Print


Personalized Medicine Handout

Garth Davies Handout

Closing Prayer




  • Speakers per Workshop Agenda


Avera Events Coordinator at 605-322-4645 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location Instructor
1. Sat, November 02 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM Holiday Inn City Centre - Sioux Falls Speakers per Workshop Agenda

Location Details

  • Holiday Inn City Centre - Sioux Falls
    100 W. 8th Street
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Main: 605-339-2000

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