33rd Annual Conference of the Professions: Crossing Borders (JS1905D)

May 24, 2019

This year's 33rd conference will examine the professional opportunities presented by immigration. Providing medical care, legal representation, and a spiritual home for documented and undocumented immigrants alike - many seeking asylum from intolerable conditions in their home countries - presents unique challenges and rewards. What are the ethical obligations of lawyers, physicians, and clergy to those who have come here from other countries? How are our professional organizations, firms, and practices responding to the needs of the immigrant community?

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians of all specialties (in addition to lawyers and clergy) who are interested in the professional responsibilities involved in working with the immigrant population.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the typical kinds of ethics issues faced by each of the three target professions regarding recent controversies in immigration.
  • Describe response strategies to the ethical challenges of immigration.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/24/2019 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/24/2019 - 12:00pm
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX
United States


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas & Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County Medical Society, and Dallas County Bar Association, and in cooperation with Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, SMU Perkins School of Theology, and SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 hour(s) in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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