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Bioethics Lecture



March 5, 2018
Responsible Data
Mark Hoffman, PhD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Children’s Research Institute
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
11:00 am

What are the attributes of “responsible data” and how can physicians cut through the noise when evaluating AI based applications in healthcare? Mark Hoffman will address “Responsible Data” and describe how AI and machine learning are affecting medicine, but rely on clean, accurate data to train algorithms.  

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


Kauffman Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO

UMKC’s Consortium for Aging in Community, the Center for Practical Bioethics and others have organized a two-part series on current Medicare and Medicaid policies, which will include discussion of the leading proposals for reform. Free admission. Registration required at www.umkcalumni.com/MedicareMedicaid or call 816-235-2490.

“Medicare: Needs, Myths & Realities”
Moderated by Linda Smith, Regional Health Administrator (ret), DHHS
March 6, 6:30-8:00 pm

“Why Medicaid Matters to Us All”
Moderated by Kathy Greenlee, Vice President for Aging and Health Policy, Center for Practical Bioethics
March 21, 6:30-8:00 pm


Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:00a
Empathy, Compassion and Mindfulness in Osteopathic Medicine
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

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

Bioethics LEctureMarch 28, 2018
Informed Consent
Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO
7:30 pm

Genetic anthropologist Jillian seeks the key to the obesity epidemic in a Native American tribe. At the same time, Jillian knows that she and her daughter have probably inherited the genetic mutation that caused her mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s – knowledge that inspires Jillian to specialize in Alzheimer’s research.





April 17, 2018
Understanding Health Stigma

Daniel Goldberg, PhD, JD, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
11:00 am

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

Bioethics EventApril 18, 2018
Annual Dinner: Ethics Improv
Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Muehlebach Tower
5:30 pm Reception, 6:45 Dinner 

Celebrating the launch of our 35th Year
Honoring Myra J. Christopher, our founding CEO, upon her retirement and Vision to Action Honorees Mary Beth Blake and Rosemary Flanigan


Law, 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.




August 9
24th Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

Ethics Perspective on Concussive Injury in Contact Sports: Ought Football Be Banned?

Steven Miles, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics, University of Minnesota
St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, MO
7:00 pm