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The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care

The purpose of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC) is to optimize patient care through 
professionalism education, scholarship, policy, and practice in all health-related fields.

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Professionalism Education Roundtable
2nd Friday each month 3-4 p.m. ET Discussion with chapter authors of Dick/Sylvia Cruess & Yvonne Steinet book, Teaching Medical Professionalism: Supporting the Development of a Professional Identity | More Information

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Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Obligations and Practical Applications

Authors David Ozar, PhD, and Donald Platthoff, DDS, signed and sold their book, Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Obligations and Practical Applications, and graciously donated book sale profits to APHC at the Annual Meeting.

More than ever before, dentists must determine how to properly maintain their focus on ethics and profes­sionalism in the face of powerful commercial pressures. While there is encouragement for ethical conduct within the dental profession, relatively little assistance is available to dentists and dental students for judging what conduct is ethically best in concrete situations.

For nearly 20 years, Dental Ethics at Chairside has served as an invaluable resource for tens of thousands of dentists and dentistry students, and this third edition of the gold standard in the field is thoroughly revised and updated. In addition to exploring ongoing and critical issues such as the patient-professional relationship, patients with compromised capacity, con­fidentiality, justice and the inadequacies of society’s health care systems, and dentistry as a business, the third edition addresses emerging ethical issues related to conflicts of interest, dental professionalism, ad­vertising and social media, the serious indebtedness of graduating dental students, bad outcomes and bad work, the explosion of aesthetic dentistry, acquiring new skills and new technology, the impact of the market on the professional-patient relationship and many others. The book includes 14 realistic cases and commentary about dilemmas in dentistry, as well as online resources for further research and study. 


Professionalism and the Restoration
of Trust in Health Care
APHC 8th Annual Conference 
April 29 - May 1, 2020
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

The 2020 APHC conference will focus on the restoration of trust for health care professionals working within complex organizations. We invite papers that address educational and system level approaches to promote and preserve trust between patients, clinicians and communities, and across professional disciplines at various levels of education, training and practice. General papers in the field of professionalism are also welcomed. These include interdisciplinary scholarship on faculty development, graduate, undergraduate and pre-professional education, as well as topics such as ethics, humanism, social justice, well-being, and innovations in assessment.

Prepare your application using this form:
Abstract Application Excel Form to Prepare for Submission

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Abstract Submission 2020 APHC Annual Meeting 

Abstract Deadline: 11/25/19

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Panelists:

Resiliency after a Critical Illness and Learning to Trust - Nalini Nadkarni, PhD (University of Utah)

Addressing Trust at the Health System Level -
Mark Bliton, MD, PhD (Kaiser Permanente), Kelly Stuart, MD, MPH (Bon Secours Mercy Health), Gavin Enck, PhD (INTEGRIS Health) and Tom Harter (Gunderson Health System)

Impact of Ethics Centers on Organizations -
Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH
(Northwestern University, Lurie Children's Hospital), Mark Kuczewski, PhD (Loyola University Chicago) and John Lantos, MD (Children’s Mercy-Kansas City)

APHC 2020 Annual Meeting Registration 

Missed the 2019 Annual Meeting? Check out the Program Agenda Brochure

Many thanks to our 2019 Annual Meeting Major Sponsor - Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics!

Professional Formation Newsletters Available

The Professional Formation Newsletter, a joint venture of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care and (PFO), seeks to advance conversations and perspectives on the practice, education, and research of clinical professionalism as it evolves. All issues are available in the News & Newsletters tab in the Document Library.