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Annual Pediatric Visiting Scholar

Thursday, October 21, 2021
8:00-9:00 am

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Alexander A. Kon, MD, HEC-C, FAAP, FCCM

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Inpatient Pediatrics, Community Children’s
Chair, Department of Women’s and Children’s Services, Community Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics, University of Washington School of Medicine

After this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast models of shared decision-making.
2. Explain data regarding parent and surrogate decision maker preferences for shared decision-making.
3. Discuss informed nondissent.

Dr. Kon is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (voluntary) and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities. He is the Chair of the Department of Women and Children’s Services at Community Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Inpatient Pediatric Services at Community Children’s in Missoula, MT. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at UC Berkeley and his Doctorate in Medicine and Master’s in Surgery at McGill University. He completed Pediatrics residency at Stanford University, and dual fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics at UC San Francisco and Children’s Hospital Oakland. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Healthcare Ethics Consultation (HEC-C).