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Holocaust, Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics: Recognizing the Danger of Public Health Propaganda

Program Description:

We all say "Never Again!" How can we ensure that it won't? This on demand webinar reviews learning to recognize and stop genocide strategies from being used again anywhere in the world. Join our panelists who will discuss the strategies used by the Nazi party to justify criminal medical research and genocide through the public health propaganda.

Target Audience:

Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this knowledge activity, participants should be able to:

1. Review methods used to frame social/ethical issues as public health strategies.

2. Discuss why and how these strategies are effective.

3. Develop effective processes to detect and prevent these strategies from influencing medical or healthcare policy decisions.

Acceditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust and the Center for Education Development (CED). CED is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation:

Center for Education Development designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 1.0 CPE credit (UAN # 0498-9999-17-007-H04-P) or 1.0 ANCC credit.

Participants should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must participate in the session and complete an activity evaluation before September 27, 2019. Pharmacists are required to pass the post-test with a minimum score of 70%.


Center for Education Development supports recommendations that will promote life long learning through continuing education. The following desirable physician attributes are addressed through this activity:

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement


Required Hardware/Software:

The computer you plan to use should meet the following requirements:

  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML

Faculty Bio:

Ira Bedzow is the Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College and Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values.  Bedzow received his Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.A. from Touro College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, a B.A. from Princeton University, and rabbinic ordination (Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin). He is the author of six books, numerous articles and chapters on law, medical ethics, and philosophy.

Susan M. Miller MD, MPH, FACP is the John S. Dunn, Sr. Research Chair in General Internal Medicine at the Houston Methodist and is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and an Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Institute of Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute. She is an Associate Professor, Weill Medical College, Cornell University. She is also the Deputy Chief in the Department of Family Medicine at The Methodist Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Center for Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Miller is currently the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and is the Director of the Chao Program for International Research Ethics.

Dr. Miller has provided consultation work to health care institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Cameroon, the Philippines, South Korea, and Monterrey. She is a member of the board of directors for the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust (Houston), and is a co-founder of the Physicians after the Holocaust-Ukraine where she is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Informational Center of Bioethics - Ukraine. In addition, Dr. Miller is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board of CITI. Furthermore, Dr. Miller has an honorary faculty position at the Tomsk Regional Center for AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases in Tomsk, Siberia and is an Advisory Professor for the Catholic University of Korea.

Dr. William Silvers is an allergist in private practice at Allergy Asthma Colorado at the Greenwood Medical Center with consultation clinics at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Summit County, and Vail.  He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, actively engaged in teaching, and has received its Community Service Award. 

After completing his fellowship at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, he spent the next year in Israel doing research and starting an allergy clinic at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.  He thereafter worked as an Emergency Room physician in Aspen, Colorado prior to starting his Englewood practice in 1981. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. 

Dr. Matthew Wynia’s career has included developing a research institute and training programs focusing on bioethics, professionalism and policy issues (the AMA Institute for Ethics) and founding the AMA’s Center for Patient Safety.  His research has focused on novel uses of survey data to inform and improve the practical management of ethical issues in health care and public policy.  He has led projects on a wide variety of topics related to ethics and professionalism, including understanding and measuring the ethical climate of health care organizations and systems; ethics and quality improvement; communication, team-based care and engaging patients as members of the team; defining physician professionalism; public health and disaster ethics; medicine and the Holocaust (with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum); and inequities in health and health care. He has served on committees, expert panels and as a reviewer for the Institute of Medicine, The Joint Commission, the Hastings Center, the American Board of Medical Specialties, federal agencies, and other organizations.



Faculty reported the following financial relationships. A copy of Center for Education Development's policy on resolving conflicts of interest can be found at

Ira Bedzow, Susan Miller, William Silvers, Matthew Wynia have no disclosures.

Stacy Gallin (Planner) has nothing to disclose

Center for Education Development
John Zitel (Reviewer, CED) has nothing to disclose.
Danielle Amodio (Planner, CED has nothing to disclose.

Support Statement:

This activity was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust
This activity is sponsored by Center for Education Development


Created and published by Center for Education Development. Copyright © 2017 Center for Education Development. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of CED. Neither CED nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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