Leading with an Ethics Mindset; 1 Oct 2019; Dr. Sean Biggerstaff
- Financial Conflicts of Interest
- Appearances of Bias and Covered Relationships
- Gifts, Bribes and Salary Supplementation
- Outside Employment and Activities Participation
- Political Activities Engagement
- Misuse of Government Position and Resources
- Seeking Employment and Post-Government Employment
- Filing Financial Disclosures
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, optometrists, psychologists, social workers, healthcare executives, and other health care professionals who support/care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
- Identify a Financial Conflict of Interest.
- Summarize an Appearance of Bias.
- Discuss exceptions to the Gift Prohibition.
- Explain post-government employment restrictions.
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Dr. Sean Biggerstaff
Falls Church, VA
Dr. Sean Biggerstaff is the Acting Director for the Research & Development (R&D) Directorate, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. He leads a professional team that works to advance collaborative, innovative medical research and development to improve military community health and save lives on and off the battlefield. They develop and implement best practices to responsibly design, prioritize and integrate medical research, development and acquisition programs across the continuum of care.
Prior to his role as the Deputy R&D Director, Dr. Biggerstaff served 24 years on active duty as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in the U. S. Navy Medical Service Corps. Half of his career was spent working in biomedical research and research management, the other half working on human systems research, engineering and program management. His career included assignments at the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Health Affairs, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), Naval Air Systems Command, the Naval Air Warfare Center – Aviation Division, and the Navy medical research laboratories. Dr. Biggerstaff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1991. Dr. Biggerstaff is level 3 certified in Program Management and Science &Technology Management.
Laurie Rafferty, J.D.
Falls Church, VA
Laurie Powell Rafferty is the lead ethics attorney for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). She has held this position since 2008. Prior to DHA, Laurie was an ethics attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
She has given numerous presentations on the Criminal Conflict of Interest Statutes and the Standards of Conduct regulation, and reviewed tens of thousands of financial disclosure reports.
Laurie also practiced in the Employment and Labor Law area for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Commerce Department.
Prior to her Government service, Laurie worked for a small, private law firm in Washington, DC. Laurie graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with an AB in English, and the George Mason University School of Law with a JD.
She is a member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. All faculty members have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.
- 1.00 AAPADHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 1.00 ACHEDHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 1.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacistUAN JA4008136-0000-19-110-L04-P
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technicianUAN JA4008136-0000-19-110-L04-T
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ANCCThe DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Internet Live Course for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 APAContinuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
- 1.00 ARBO/COPEThis activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
COPE Course ID #: 63932-EJ 63931-EJ
COPE Activity/Event #: 117868 117867
- 1.00 ASWBAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 1.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
- 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
- 1.00 IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.