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Updates Regarding COVID-19 Advisory

In light of the University’s guidance around social distancing, we have reviewed our upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds sessions and have decided to move forward with virtual sessions for the immediate future. 

*Please note that all Pediatric Grands Rounds sessions will be online onlyPlease do not go to LPCH Auditorium. 

Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Ethical Duties and Resources in a Pandemic

Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, FAAP, David Magnus, PhD, Holly Tabor, PhD - Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Past session video recordings can also be viewed on the Lane Medical Library (SUNet/SHC/LPCH login), MediaSpace (SUNet Login), CME Webinar (Public accessible).


Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, FAAP 

Medical Director, LPCH Clinical Ethics

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Management

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Stanford University

David Magnus, PhD

Director, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and By Courtesy of Bioengineering

Stanford University

Holly Tabor, PhD

Associate Director for Clinical Ethics and Education, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Associate Professor of Medicine and by Courtesy of Health Research and Policy

Session Description

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges healthcare delivery in previously unimagined ways. With evidence of overwhelmed health care systems across the world, healthcare systems must consider how they will respond ethically to suddenly scarce resources. In this session, three leading ethicists at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics walk you through the theories of resource allocation, the legal frameworks that allow such allocation plans to operate, and how certain populations, such as disabled people, are uniquely threatened by resource allocation.

Education Goals

  • Attendees will be able to articulate and apply appropriate principles and theories to allocation problems. 
  • Attendees will understand the legal framework around allocation policies, including crisis standards of care and healthcare worker liability. 
  • Attendees will gain awareness of strengths and criticisms of different allocation proposals. 
  • Attendees will be able to describe current biases and discrimination toward disabled people in medicine and society, how these are emerging in the COVID-19 pandemic, and two possible solutions.

CME Credit


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html

Contact Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education for CME credit transcript. Email Magna Patel, RSS Manager at magna@stanford.edu or stanfordcme@stanford.edu.

Planner and Faculty Disclosure to Learners

In accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all speakers, planners and/or persons who can influence the CME content must disclose to learners any relationships with commercial interests providing products or services that are relevant to the content of the presentation. The following individual(s) HAVE indicated the following relationships:


Bertil Glader, MD
Contracted Research: Agios

The following speakers, planning committee members and/or persons who can influence CME content have indicated they have NO relationships with commercial industry to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity:

Course Director

Alan Schroeder, MD, Associate Chief for Research, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Chair Department of Pediatrics
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Neville H. Golden, MD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Professor, General Pediatrics
Minnie Dasgupta, MD, Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Program


Holly Tabor, PhD

David Magnus, PhD

Alyssa Burgart, MD, MA, FAAP