• Bioethics consortium

    Welcome to KYHEC!

    We are excited to announce a new opportunity for ethics networking, education and training: the Kentucky Healthcare Ethics Consortium. KYHEC officially launched July 1, 2016 and membership in the consortium is open to all hospitals in Kentucky and the surrounding area.

    We are now accepting members. Please complete and submit our online membership form »

    If you are interested in learning more about KYHEC, please contact Dr. Rebecca Yarrison by e-mailing  r.yarrison@uky.edu or calling 859-323-6407.


  • Membership

    People who have ethics-related responsibilities at KYHEC member institutions will have numerous opportunities for networking with colleagues from other institutions, access to a wide range of educational and training materials, and several opportunities each year for in-person conferences and workshops. An annual membership in KYHEC for your institution includes:

    • Free registration for two attendees at the annual KYHEC one-day conference
    • Reduced registration for additional attendees
    • Free access to KYHEC in-person workshops and case conferences
    • Access to the KYHEC member email listserv for all interested ethics personnel at your institution
    • Access to live webinars
    • Access to KYHEC members-only website that includes: 
      - Live-streaming and recorded Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds from UK HealthCare 
      - Education and training materials, including issue summaries, analysis tools, and articles 
      - Links to helpful sites around the web 
      - Example policies on ethics-related issues
    • All healthcare institutions that join KYHEC for 2016-2017 will also receive a free copy of "A Practical Guide to Developing and Sustaining a Clinical Ethics Consultation Service" by Courtenay Bruce, et al. at Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Courtenay Bruce will present a special KYHEC workshop on ethics committee and consultation service development in the spring of 2017.

    A one-year institutional membership is $1,000. If your institution is a member of the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, your membership is a free benefit of the affiliate network.

  • Upcoming events

    Save the Date!

    Our Second Annual KYHEC Conference

    October 13, 2017, Hilton Lexington Downtown

    More information available soon!