News Release

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

CHKD Hosts 13th Annual Bioethics Day

"Surgical Innovation: Research, Refinement or Regulation?"

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. -- Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters will host its 13th Annual Bioethics Day November 7, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the hospital's Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. This year's program, entitled "Surgical Innovation: Research, Refinement or Regulation?", will focus on the ethical issues facing health care professionals involved in the development of new surgical techniques and in the formulation of appropriate surgical treatments in difficult cases, including prenatal surgical consultation. The program is designed for physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, social workers, health care administrators, clergy, allied health care professionals and others interested in health care ethics. Featured presenter will be Donna A Caniano, MD, professor of surgery and pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She will be joined by a distinguished panel of medical staff and faculty of CHKD and Eastern Virginia Medical School, as well as a philosopher and an attorney. Among prominent local surgeons participating are: Donald Nuss, MB, ChB, a pediatric surgeon who has received worldwide attention for pioneering a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure to correct pectus excavatum (sunken chest); William Magee Jr., MD, a plastic surgeon who has received international acclaim as founder of Operation Smile; and Michael Fabrizio, MD, a practicing urologist who has advanced the use of robotics and other minimally invasive surgical approaches. There is no charge to attend this conference; however, pre-registration is required. Continuing education credits are available. Click here for more information or call (757) 668-7500.