Events Calendar

Consider the Conversation 2

December 18, 2014

You’ll want to tune at 7:00 p.m., when KCPT Channel 19, in partnership with the Center, presents this 90-minute broadcast, which explores the effect of American medicine’s success on the patient-doctor relationship and the important role communication plays in navigating severe chronic disease. Members of the Center’s Kansas City Regional Hospital Ethics Consortium and other experts in advanced illness and end-of-life issues will participate on a panel and be part of the station audience. Viewers will be able to call in to order copies of Center’s Caring Conversations workbook to make their end-of-life-choices known.

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2015 Annual Dinner and Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium:

A MORAL IMPERATIVE: CHANGING HOW PAIN IS PERCEIVED, JUDGED AND TREATED


April 30, 2015
Reception and Dinner

5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Marriott Muehlebach Hotel
Symposium — May 1, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
 
Each spring, the Center’s Annual Dinner and Berkley Symposium bring leading minds on the forefront of important and often controversial issues in bioethics to our home base in Kansas City. The issue of pain, its history and treatment  — which will be the subject of Keith A. Wailoo’s Robert L. Biblo Lecture at the Annual Dinner and explored in-depth the following day at the Symposium — certainly falls into that category. In this interview, Wailoo explains why the politics and history of pain are so controversial. In his recent book, Pain: A Political History, he argues that, over the past 60 years, “liberals caricature conservatives as lacking compassion and conservatives see liberal ‘I feel your pain’ policy as flawed. The debate,” he says, “increasingly moves away from people’s experience. It needs to be reconnected to these questions of experience.”
 
Professor Wailoo is Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs. His research examines issues in public health, scientific and technological innovation in medical care, medical specialization and the role of identify, gender, race and ethnicity in health and disease thought.

The Center is especially pleased that the 2015 Vision to Action Awards will recognize two individuals who have had tremendous impact on the way pain is perceived, judged and treated in America.
 
·Philip A. Pizzo, MD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University and former Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, chaired the Institute of Medicine committee that published the landmark 2011 report, Relieving Pain in America.

· Kathleen M. Foley, MD, for whom a chair at the Center currently held by Myra Christopher was named, is a neurologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and former Chief of its Pain and Palliative Care Service. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine for her national and international efforts in the treatment of patients with cancer pain.

More details and sponsorship information coming soon!

 

FALL SYMPOSIUM:


Developing an Ethical Framework to


Learn from Every Patient Encounter


POSTPONED until 2015 – Reschedule Date to be determined
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

University of Kansas Clinical Research Center
Fairway Auditorium
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, Kansas


• Who would benefit – or not – from an ethical framework to learn from every patient encounter?
• What would such a framework look like?
• Why is one needed?
• What’s standing in the way of its development and adoption?
• What can we do to accelerate the process?

Join us to examine these questions on Friday, November 14th.
 

Meet Our Faculty


National Faculty

Re-Visioning Ethics Oversight to Enable Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Ann C. Bonham, PhD, Scientific Officer, American Association of Medical Colleges

Not So Fast! Research Contributors Should Have a Voice
Rebecca Dresser, JD
Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in Medicine
Washington University School of Law

The Patient Perspective in Pragmatic Research
Suzanne Schrandt, JD, Deputy Director, Patient Engagement,
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Barriers to Patient Outcomes Research & Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Richard Payne, MD, Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine & Divinity/
John B. Francis Chair, Duke University/Center for Practical Bioethics
 

Also on the Faculty

Frontiers: Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research: Richard Barohn, MD, Director, HCA Midwest: Kumar Ethirajan, MD, Oncology, IRB Co-Chair * Saint Luke’s Health System: Alan Forker, MD, Cardiology, and John Spertus, MD, Cardiology, Director of Health Outcomes Research * University of Kansas Hospital: Jeffrey Statland, MD, Neurology
 

Presenting Partners

Central Plains Geriatric Education Center * Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute * Frontiers: Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research * HCA Midwest * Saint Luke’s Health System

Agenda

BLOCK I:  Enabling Comparative Effectiveness Research to Power the Learning Health Systems of the Future

8:00 Welcome and rationale for meeting – Richard Payne

8:15 Patient outcome research & pragmatic clinical trials: barriers to efficient implementation and integration of results into clinical practice—perspective from the trenches – John Spertus

8:45 Q & A

9:00 Ethics Oversight Structures:  Re-visioning to enable patient-centered outcomes research – Ann Bonham

9:30 Ethics Oversight Structures:  Not So Fast – Rebecca Dresser

10:00 Re-imagining ways regulate and enable patient oriented research: a conversation between Ann Bonham, Rebecca Dresser and John Spertus, with Richard Payne moderating

 10:30 Break
 

BLOCK II: Ethics Oversight of Patient Oriented Research: A Pragmatic View from the Trenches

10:45-12:15 Observations and Musings from IRB Leaders

10:45 HCA perspective – Dr. Kumar Ethirajan, HCA IRB co-chair

11:00 Saint Luke’s perspective – Dr. Alan Forker, SLHS IRB Chair

11:15 Frontiers/CTSA perspective – Karen Blackwell, CTSA     

11:30 Panel Discussion & Q&A
 
12:00-1:00           LUNCH
 

Block III: So What? Next Steps Toward a Forward Path

1:00 Practical Demonstrations of New Ethics Oversight Paradigms – Ann Bonham

1:30 PCORI perspectives on pragmatic research – Suzanne Schrandt

2:15 Break

2:30 Pragmatic Clinical Studies in Neurological Disease – Dr. Jeffrey Statland

2:45 Panel Discussion – moderated by Richard Payne
 
3:15 Wrap Up and Adjourn

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits

All participants are required to complete and sign a “verification of attendance” form. After the program, a certificate of completion will be provided to activity participants based on documentation of actual attendance time.
 
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Center for Practical Bioethics and the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center. The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
APRNs: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, presents this offering for a maximum of 7 contact hours credit applicable for relicensure of APRNs.  Kansas Provider Number LT0056-0749.
 
Continuing education credit will be prorated according to documented attendance.
 
Nurses: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, presents this offering for a maximum of 7 contact hours credit applicable for relicensure of RNs and  LPNs.  Kansas Provider Number LT0056-0749.
 
Continuing education credit will be prorated according to documented attendance.
 
Social Workers: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board  presents this offering for a maximum of 7 hours credit applicable for relicensure of LASWSs, LBSWs, LMSWs and LSCSWs.  Kansas Provider Number 12-002.
 
Continuing education will be prorated according to documented attendance.


Registration

Participate Onsite ($49) or Remote Access ($25)
* Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 11

 

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21st Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

David Casarett


Wednesday, August 12, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center, Alex George Auditorium, Building D
 
David Casarett, MD, our guest speaker at the 2015 Flanigan Lecture, is the author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead. In it, he chronicles this history of resuscitation and reveals just how far science has come, with examples ranging from bizarre to riveting.
 
“The unexplored questions underlying every chapter of Shocked,” said Susan Okie in her Washington Post review, “show how eager we are to grasp at any treatment, however marginal that promises to prolong life, and why so many people have such difficulty confronting the reality of death or talking about their wishes with their families.”
 
Details about the lecture and related programs will be available soon.

 

 

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