Annual Dinner 2018

Annual Dinner 2018

April 18
Reception 5:30pm | Dinner 6:45pm
Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Muehlebach Tower
Featuring Kansas City’s own world-class musician Bobby Watson.
Honoring Myra Christopher

Honoring Myra Christopher

MYRA J. CHRISTOPHER, OUR FOUNDING CEO, UPON HER RETIREMENT

Help us honor Myra’s more than three-decade journey that changed how communities across the nation care for those with terminal illness, institutions respect the rights of patients, shared decision making helps ensure that the care we receive is the care we want, and how chronic pain is perceived, judged and treated.
Announcing The Bioethics Leadership Fund

Announcing The Bioethics Leadership Fund

Provide vital support to the board-directed Bioethics Leadership Fund and, within it, the Myra J. Christopher Forum. Your gift may be in honor of Myra or any of her many colleagues and contemporaries whose work ensured the Center’s success.
Vision to Action Honoree

Vision to Action Honoree

Mary Beth Blake, JD

From co-founder of the Center and charter board member to multiple terms as board chair, Mary Beth has been a strong and faithful voice for the Center from its earliest days.
Vision to Action Honoree

Vision to Action Honoree

Rosemary Flanigan, PhD

After many years as a professor of philosophy at Rockhurst University and three terms on the Center’s board of directors, Rosemary served 17 years on the staff until her retirement in 2010. In 2006, the Center was honored to endow a chair in Rosemary’s name.
Special Guest: Lee Woodruff

Special Guest: Lee Woodruff

Author of “In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing”

 

Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium

Bioethics SymposiumLaw, Medicine & Ethics: The Future of Bioethics
April 19, 8:30 am - Noon
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

For more than three decades, much of the Center’s work has focused on engaging healthcare the professions in exploring their obligations to build a just society. This symposium will examine bioethics’ checkered past and present-day challenges through the lens of law, medicine and ethics and issue a call to demand more from the professions to advance the health and dignity of all persons.

 

Online Registration