Events Calendar


Kansas City Regional Hospital Ethics Consortium Meetings


September 11 – Liberty Hospital
November 13 – Mosaic Life Care Clinics in North Kansas City

The Center sponsors the longest actively running consortium of hospital ethics committees in the nation. Over its 28-year history, the consortium has trained hundreds of hospital ethics committee members and published more than a dozen ethics policy guidance documents on topics such as patients’ rights, managing medical mistakes, medical futility, determining decisional incapacity and physician incentives. Case studies continue to be a mainstay of the consortium’s work.

Consortium participants include representatives of regional healthcare providers, including those who are members of their organizations’ ethics committee. Meetings are held bi-monthly from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Dates and locations are subject to change. For details, contact Nancy Beltramo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 816-979-1351.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Health Care Coalition 25th Anniversary Luncheon


The Black Health Care Coalition will celebrate 25 years of championing minority health issues at its Annual Awards & Fundraising Luncheon, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The keynote speaker, Richard Payne, MD, is the John B. Francis Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics and the Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School, Duke University. Honorees at the Luncheon include:

John W. Bluford III, recently retired as president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers, who will receive the Equity Award
Paul M. Foreman, PhD, MS, MA, Project Director, Asthma Ready Communities
Shary M. Jones, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, Deputy Regional Health Administrator CDR, U.S. Public Health Services

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit bhcc.org or contact Melissa Robinson at 816-444-9600, ext. 102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

21st Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture


Wednesday, August 12, 2015
St. Joseph Medical Center, Alex George Auditorium, Building D
 
David CasarettDavid 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.