Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Brain Death Declaration

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm ET/ 11:00am - 12:00pm PT         


Brain death evaluation and declaration can be an intimidating and daunting for health care providers including physicians, nurses, trainees, and families. Evaluating pediatric patients for brain death requires an in depth understanding of the pathophysiology of severe acute brain injury, technical aspects of how to perform the examination and evaluation, and experience communicating with families under these circumstances. During this webinar, we will discuss recommended practices for pediatric brain death evaluation and declaration, clinical and ethical challenges, and effective communication strategies.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the differences in brain death declaration practices and guidelines between children and adults.
  • Explain the considerations for various age groups, e.g. infants vs. children, when declaring brain death, and indications for ancillary testing.
  • Describe effective communication strategies when working with family members of a child with severe acute brain injury undergoing brain death evaluation.


  • Matthew Kirschen, MD PhD
  • Wynne Morrison, MD MBE
  • TBD (Moderator)

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Target Audience:
Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

Continuing Education:
CEPTC - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 Category I CEPTC credit from the American Board for Transplant Certification. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation form within 30 days of viewing the recording.

Nursing - The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance is offering 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for this offering, approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17117. 

CME - AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AdventHealth Tampa designates this live activity for a max of 1.0 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All faculty members and planners participating in CME activities provided by AdventHealth Tampa are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflicts of interests related to the content of their presentation to the audience.  Neither the planners nor the presenters of this activity have disclosed any conflicts of interest related to this activity.


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Webinar - Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Brain Death Declaration

  • Tuesday Nov 03 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM