FEATURE EVENTS:

Annual Dinner and Symposium

Annual Dinner and Symposium

Thanks to everyone that was able to join us on April 5, 2017 for our Annual Dinner at the Muehlebach! The keynote was delivered by Kathleen Sebelius, who spoke about Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care.

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Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

Dr. Damon Tweedy, MD, JD
“Race and Medical Education: Narrative Reflections of a Black Doctor”
August 9, 2017

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BIOETHICS LECTURE SERIES: 

 

 

Bioethics LectureJUNE

Good Death or Assisted Suicide

Mr. Perry wants doctors to turn off his pacemaker. Would doing so respect Mr. Perry’s rights and autonomy? Or, would it be physician-assisted suicide? (Read Blog Post)

Join us for an ethics discussion about Mr. Perry’s case led by Tarris Rosell, PhD, DMin.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00-8:00 pm
Westport Presbyterian Church
201 Westport Road
Kansas City, Missouri

Free Admission, Parking and Light Refreshments

Parking is located behind the church (on the south side). To find it - drive around the block. It is on the corner of Central St. & Archibald Ave. A stone wall surrounds the lot.


 

 

JULY

Personalized Medicine: Your Future or Big Data Voodoo?

Former President Obama said precision medicine promised to deliver “the right treatments at the right time, every time, to the right person.”

Fantasy or our future? How can it make a difference in your healthcare now?

Join us for lecture and discussion led by Kumar Ethirajan, MD.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library/Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri
Free Admission, Parking and Light Refreshments

Personalized medicine, individualized medicine, precision medicine, genetics-based medicine are among terms we read to describe medicine that uses information about a person’s genes, proteins and environment to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. In cancer, personalized medicine uses specific information about a person’s tumor to help diagnose, treat and measure success.

Dr. Ethirajan, a community oncologist specializing in cancer genetics in the Kansas City area since 1993, will explain the basics about genes and personalization in healthcare…and raise tough questions: Who owns your genetic information? For you or the greater good?

* 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