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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

MARCH

March 8

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

Leslie Ann McNolty, MA, DPA Candidate

Program Associate

Diastole Scholars’ Center, 2501 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108
5-6:00 pm

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


Some might say Leslie’s choice to birth two of her children at home was irresponsible at best and selfish at worst. At the lecture, Leslie will explore some of the pressing ethical questions that arise when women exercise autonomy in ways that resist the professional medicalization of pregnancy and birth and deify traditional gender stereotypes about maternal sacrifice.

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 | 5:30pm - 9:00pm


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

Staying in Charge: Advocating for Self and Others as We Age*
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.


Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, abandonment or self-neglect. One in ten older adults have experienced some form of it. Join older adults, caregivers and professionals to learn who’s at risk, what older adults can do to stay in charge and advocate for themselves and others, and what we all can do to prevent 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



 

 

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.

 

Race was never far from front and center for Damon Tweedy as a medical student at Duke University in the 1990s. He felt underprepared among privileged graduates of Ivy League schools. He worried about being seen as a product of affirmative action. It didn’t help when, upon arriving for class, a professor mistook him for a custodian come to change light bulbs. During clinical training, his feelings about black patients vacillated. At times, he felt superior; other times he identified with them. 
 
Dr. Tweedy explores it all in his 2015 New York Times bestseller, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. At the Flanigan Lecture, he will share what he learned about the challenges confronting black doctors, the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients and, ultimately, a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.


Funded by the Center's Rosemary Flanigan Chair endowment, KCU College of Medicine, St Joseph Medical Center, Missouri Humanities Council, and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

 


 

 

SEPTEMBER

September 7
Hippocrates vs. Chuck Grassley: The Politics of Pain

Myra Christopher

Kathleen B. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care

 

Village Presbyterian Church | 7:00 to 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


 

 

OCTOBER 

October 5
So You Plan to Live Forever:

How a Conversation Can Change a Family’s Life

Linda D. Ward

Chief Operating Office/Executive Vice President

UMKC Miller Nichols Library, Room 325 | 6:00 to 7:30 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


 

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