Feature Event

2019 Annual Dinner

April 9 | 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Kansas City Marriott Muehlebach

The Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a look at how genetic engineering is shaking up what it means to be human, from sex and war to love and death. Join us and technology futurist, sci-fi novelist and Kansas City native Jamie Metzl for a dinner discussion on his new book, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”

Event Calendar

My Future, My Family: The Ethics of Engineering Ourselves

APRIL 8, 2019
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Cohen Conference Center
Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch
4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112

Now that our genetic identify can not only be read, writes Jamie Metzl in his new book, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity,” it’s time to get serious addressing a host of questions:

  • Will we use genetic engineering to expand or limit our humanity?
  • How will it affect diversity, equality and justice?
  • Who will make decisions that could affect the entire human gene pool?

 As we conquer the genetic code, how could we possibly say no to mitochondrial therapies, the eradication of sickle cell disease, or the annihilation of mosquitos that carry malaria?

You can hear Jamie discuss these issues and more at this free lecture.

My Future, My Family: The Ethics of Engineering Ourselves

APRIL 9, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 am

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independence Ave, AC 200,
Kansas City, MO 64106

Now that our genetic identify can not only be read, writes Jamie Metzl in his new book, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity,” it’s time to get serious addressing a host of questions:

  • Will we use genetic engineering to expand or limit our humanity?
  • How will it affect diversity, equality and justice?
  • Who will make decisions that could affect the entire human gene pool?

 As we conquer the genetic code, how could we possibly say no to mitochondrial therapies, the eradication of sickle cell disease, or the annihilation of mosquitos that carry malaria?

You can hear Jamie discuss these issues and more at this lecture for medical students that’s free and open to the public.

ETHICS
COMMITTEE
WORKSHOP

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:30pm - 5:00pm

25TH ANNUAL

ROSEMARY FLANIGAN LECTURE

AUGUST 13, 2019
6:00 PM Reception | 7:00 PM Lecture

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, KS

PRESENTING JONATHAN MORENO, PhD
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

AMERICA’S OBSESSION:
HAVING IT ALL WITHOUT PAYING THE PRICE
A Conversation about Healthcare, Politics and Ethics

 

12TH ANNUAL
JOAN BERKLEY BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM

AUGUST 14, 2019
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independent Avenue
Kansas City, MO

PERSPECTIVES ON ETHICS OF
GENE EDITING

 

Symposium Schedule:

8:00– 8:30

Breakfast with Panelists
Butterworth Alumni Center

8:30 – 11:00

Symposium
Butterworth Alumni Center

Jonathan Moreno, PhD, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

And other faculty

11:00 – 12:00

Lecture: Current Issues in Bioethics 

Jonathan Moreno, PhD
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine