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Annual Dinner

Kathleen SebeliusBIOETHICS: Matters of Life and Death
April 5, 2017
5:30 – 9:00 pm
Kansas City Marriot Muehlebach Downtown
Keynote: “Five Big Ideas in End of Life Care” presented by Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services
Honoree: Nathan Kottkamp, Founder and Chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day
 

Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium

April 6, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

 

 

BIOETHICS LECTURE SERIES:

 

Bioethics Lecture

FEBRUARY

February 16

Dr. Skynet: 

Should Artificial Intelligence Make My Health Decisions?

Matthew Pjecha, MSPP

Operations Specialist

Facebook Livestream | 12-1:00 pm (CT)

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Recent developments in artificial intelligence technologies see computers playing a bigger part in the provision of healthcare. Join us on Facebook for a live-streamed lecture in which Matthew Pjecha will discuss some of the new roles thinking machines are playing in medicine as well as the ethics questions they raise.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

February 21

Children are NOT Canaries: Pitfalls in Expanding Genetic Testing and Screening of Children

Lanie Ross, MD, PhD

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College
Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
University of Chicago
11:00am AC200
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
1750 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO
 
 
Dr. Lainie Ross is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She has written more than 100 research articles on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human subjects protections.  Currently, Dr. Ross serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee.

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.

** Co-Sponsored by Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the Center for Practical Bioethics

 

 

 

MARCH

March 8

Home Birth, Hospital Birth and the Myth of the Good Mother*

Leslie Ann McNolty, MA, DPA Candidate

Program Associate

Diastole | 5-6:00 pm
* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

 

March 21

Keith G. Meador, M.D. 

Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Health Policy
Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Professor, Graduate Department of Religion
Vanderbilt University
11:00am AC200
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
1750 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO
 
Dr. Meador joined the faculty in 2010 coming from Duke University where he established and directed centers in the Medical Center and Divinity School focused on the intersections of religion and health. His scholarship builds on his clinical, research, and teaching background in mental health, practical theology, and public health seeking a better understanding of the interaction of individual and socio-cultural contributors to health and human flourishing. He also directs the national initiative, Mental Health and Chaplaincy, for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
His clinical interests are mood and anxiety disorders, and adult psychotherapy.  Research interests include religion and health, narrative constructs in mental health, and public health as a paradigm for understanding health and health care

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.

** Co-Sponsored by Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the Center for Practical Bioethics

 

 

APRIL

Bioethics Lecture

April 5 (Annual Dinner Speaker)

Five Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care

Kathleen Sebelius

Former Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

Kansas City Marriott Downtown–Muehlebach Tower | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

 

April 18

W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH 

Neu Care – Lawrence, Kansas
11:00am AC200
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
1750 Independence Ave.
Kansas City, MO
 
“I started my medical education with a vision of becoming the 21st century version of an old-fashioned neighborhood doctor. Along the way I recognized that would be extremely difficult to realize without forging a new path. The idea of directly providing my community with personalized and high-tech primary care has been many years in the making. My dream became a reality in December 2011 with the opening of NeuCare. Since then, we have built a Direct Primary Care practice that provides affordable, quality care to our friends and neighbors.”  Dr. Neu
 
Dr. Neu was born, raised and (mostly) educated in Kansas. Dr. Neuhofel graduated from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City.  After serving as Chief Resident in Family Medicine at KU-Med in Kansas City, he promptly moved to the coolest town on either side of the Mississippi to start NeuCare. He now lives in Lawrence with his wife, 4 kids and 1 Labrador Retriever. When not cleaning up after his children or dog, he enjoys cooking, fine ales and the great outdoors.

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.

 


 

MAY

May 18

Let’s Talk about Elder Abuse*

Kathy Greenlee, JD

Vice President for Aging and Health Policy

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City



 

 

JUNE

June 22

Good Death or Assisted Suicide: The Case of Mr. P

Tarris Rosell, DMin, PhD

Rosemary Flanigan Chair in Bioethics

Westport Presbyterian Church | 7-8:00 pm


 

 

JULY

July 19

Personalized Medicine: Our Future or Big Data Voodoo?

Sukumar Ethirajan, MD

Board Member

Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch | 7-8:30 pm

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City



 

 

AUGUST

August 9 (Flanigan Lecture)

Race, Racism and Medical Education

Damon Tweedy, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and Staff Physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center |7-8:30 pm

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

 

SEPTEMBER

So You Plan to Live Forever:

How a Conversation Can Change a Family’s Life

Linda D. Ward

Chief Operating Office/Executive Vice President

Location/Time TBA

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

 

OCTOBER 

Hippocrates vs. Chuck Grassley: The Politics of Pain

Myra Christopher

Kathleen B. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care

UMKC Archives | Time TBA

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City


 

Bioethics Lecture


NOVEMBER

Football, Brain Injury and Professional Responsibility
Richard Payne, MD

John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics

Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch |7-8:30 pm
 

* Lecture will be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.


Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City