BIOETHICS LECTURE SERIES: 

 

SEPTEMBER 

Lonnie ZeltzerSeptember 27
Pain in Children and Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Community Christian Church
4600 Main
Kansas City, Missouri

Seventeen percent of children in America live with chronic unrelenting pain. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and co-author of Pain in Children & Young Adults: The Journey Back to Normal, will share strategies to help your child take control of the pain and understand pain in general.


 

 

Linda WardOCTOBER 

October 5
So You Plan to Live Forever: How a Conversation Can Change Lives

October 5, 7-8:30 pm
UMKC Miller Nichols Library, Kansas City, MO

Do you know how your loved ones would want to be treated in the last months of their life? Without honest conversations ahead of the crisis, families often disagree about “what dad would have wanted” in a way that fractures relationships. At this program, our chief operating officer, Linda Ward, will show you how to start your own advance care planning and help those who count on you to be ready to make life and death decisions on their behalf. All participants will receive a free copy of the Caring Conversations® workbook.


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

PARKING MAP:
• The Miller Nichols Library is located at 800 East 51st Street.
• Coming from the north on Rockhill, turn right into the parking lot just before the flashing yellow light. Coming from the south on Rockhill, take the 2nd left after 51st Street into the parking lot.
• Many parking spots are metered, so bring quarters ($1.25/hour).
• Enter through the door on the north side of the building, facing the parking lot with the Miller Nichols Library sign over it.


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 LectureOctober 24, 2017
Ethical Care of Transgender and Intersex Patients*

Elizabeth Reis, PhD, The City University of New York
KC University of Medicine and Biosciences
10:00 am

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

   


NOVEMBER

November 2
Concussion: The Movie & Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:00 pm
Tivoli Cinema (Westport)
4050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri

The movie Concussion tells the story of how Dr. Bennet Omalu – played by Will Smith – discovered neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s disease while conducting an autopsy on former NFL player Mike Webster. It traces Dr. Omalu’s mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma. After viewing the movie, you’ll hear reactions from a physician, sports journalist and former player.

* Tickets will be available at the Tivoli box office @ $9.00, $7.00 for Students and Seniors.


Richard PayneNovember 9
Are You Ready for Some Football: At What Cost? Brains, Sports & Protecting Our Kids


Richard Payne, MD
John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics
Hartzler Conference Room at Saint Luke’s on the Plaza
7-8:30 pm

Recognizing the value sports offer and their role in our culture, how can we protect children and young adults in an environment where the NFL generates $13 billion a year and the science is evolving? Learn more about the impact of contact sports on our children’s future and the role we all have to play to ensure their safety.
 

* 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