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COVID-19 and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Ethics

Webinar Video

Adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism and Down Syndrome, are not only more susceptible to COVID-19 but have also been facing greater physical, mental health, and ethical challenges during the pandemic.

Full Webinar Details

Bringing together front-line clinicians caring for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties, this webinar series will focus on what has been learnt about this group in relation to COVID-19, the practical implications for their health, and how to move forward. This third webinar addresses ethical questions and issues that have emerged in health care and support of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families during the pandemic.

Presenter

Petra Björne
Researcher, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University
Research & Development Coordinator, City of Malmö, Department for Disability Support
Chair of the IASSIDD Ethics Special Interest Research Group

Host

Prof. Ivan Brown
IASSIDD Vice-President, Policy and Education
Director of Academy for Training, Education, and Research

Panelists

Rebecca Drobig, RN
L’Arche Daybreak, L’Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, On

Dr. Sheila, Baroness Hollins
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Development
Former Psychiatrist of Intellectual Disability Development Psychiatrist
St. George’s, University of London
Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
Founder and Chair, Charity Books Beyond Words
Honorary Professor of Spirituality and Health,
Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health, University of Durham

Prof. Fintan Sheerin
Associate Professor in Intellectual Disability Nursing,
Trinity College,
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Irene Tuffrey-Wijne
Professor of Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care,
Kingston University & St. George’s,
University of London

Tim Wright, Self Advocate
L’Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, On

Moderator, Question and Answer Session

Dr. William F. Sullivan
Clinical Lead, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place
Family Physician, St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team
Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Toronto, Canada

Accreditation

This continuing professional development activity was held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

College of Family Physicians of Canada - Mainpro+  1 credit per hour
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

American Medical Association - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credits please see: https://www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities

European Union for Medical Specialists (UEMS)
Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

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