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In 2018 the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees (WVNEC) invites you to become an institutional member and join more than 44 other West Virginia hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and home health agencies.

WVNEC has one of the largest and most active ethics committee networks in the United States.  We have representation from a variety of healthcare institutions and individuals that enable us to work collaboratively, across continuums of care, to address and anticipate potential ethical issues.  In order to be responsive to the needs of our membership, WVNEC will be continuing its popular and economical “no travel necessary” educational programs using the WebEx webinar format.  These programs are case-based and enable your staff to remain current on challenging ethical and legal issues in patient care.

One of the most pressing issues being faced by ethics consultants today are those associated with the ethics of treating patients who have substance use disorders.  In order to address some of those challenges, WVNEC’s 2018 Annual Symposium will explore the effects of substance use disorders across the lifespan—from birth through old age. The Symposium will feature a panel case discussion, talks on neuroscience and the “addicted” brain, addiction issues in the pediatric populations, addiction in adult and geriatric patients, currently available treatment resource, setting-specific breakout groups and more.

In addition, your 2018 membership in the Network will provide you with the following services: 

  • the opportunity to participate in a day-long training on how to create an advance care plan;
  • telephone consultation for information and help with ethical issues in your institution;
  • a complete toolkit for ethics committees and consultants on the WVNEC website;
  • member discounts for all educational programs;
  • e-newsletters to inform members of the latest developments in ethical issues in the state and country;
  • current information on implementing West Virginia health law; and
  • assistance in drafting policies on ethics-related issues.

 We hope that you will continue to be a part of this vital organization.  A membership form is enclosed. 

How to Join
The yearly membership dues will be $150 for institutions with annual gross revenues of less than $500,000 per year, $250 for those institutions with $600,000 to $5,000,000 per year, and $350 for those institutions in excess of $5,000,000 annual gross revenues. Individual membership will be $25. If you wish to join the Network for 2018, please completing an   Institutional Membership Form or an  Individual Membership Form and send along with your check payable to the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees.


Please return to:
The West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees
c/o The Center for Health Ethics and Law
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
1195 Health Sciences North
PO Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022