Sebelius served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014 and the Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009. Her keynote, Big Ideas in End-of-Life Care, will address such questions as how do we honor the oft-stated desire to “die with dignity?” Help people have effective conversations on this topic? Honor their wishes and meet their needs? And, what is the role of public policy in improving end-of-life care?
VISION TO ACTION HONOREE
Nathan Kottkamp, JD
Ten years ago, Kottkamp founded and continues to serve as chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day. The goal of NHDD, an initiative in 50-states, is to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. This year, NHDD will be a week-long event from April 16 - 22.|
SYMPOSIUM: PATHS TO PERSONCENTERED PLANNING
Join Kathy Greenlee, the Center’s new Vice President of Aging and Health Policy, in exploring how to balance the unique needs of all people, regardless of age and ability, through supported decision making and person-centered planning. Experts will discuss strategies for increasing support and the best ways to involve loved ones and providers.
Barbara and Rene Bollier
Barbara, who retired from medical practice in 1999, represents District 7 in the Kansas State Senate. Rene is a family medicine physician affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Kansas City area. Both graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Barbara received the Center’s Vision to Acton Award in 2010.
David and Julie Warm
David has been the Executive Director of the Mid-America Regional Council since July 1990. Julie’s current work at the University of Missouri- Kansas City focuses on women’s leadership, student civic engagement and the inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities.
JOAN BERKLEY BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM
PATHS TO PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING
April 6, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Join us for this year’s Joan Berkley Symposium where we will explore how to balance the unique needs of all people, regardless of age and ability. Kathy Greenlee, the Center’s new Vice-President for Aging and Health Policy, will be joined by other experts in discussing supported decision-making, a strategy for providing gradual and increasing support as a person needs more help, as well as person-centered planning and the best ways to ensure that loved ones and healthcare providers are working together on behalf of someone who is seriously ill.
Kathy Greenlee, JD, former Assistant Secretary for Aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joined the Center staff as Vice President for Aging and Health Policy last fall. Her work expands our three-decade commitment to helping Americans manage the challenges of aging, serious illness and decision making at the end of life:
• Advocating for advance care planning
• Engaging with community-based aging and disability organizations
• Improving transitions of care between healthcare providers and
• Supporting regional work on elder abuse and response
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
Now in its 10th year, the Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium recognizes the devotion of a beloved board member of the Center and honors her insatiable curiosity and interest in bioethics.