Events Calendar

 

BIOETHICS LECTURE SERIES:

 

Bioethics Lecture

MAY

Thursday, May 18

Staying in Charge:
Advocating for Self and others as We Age
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Campus
Multi-Activity Room
5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS
 
One in ten older adults have experienced some form of elder abuse.
 
It can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, abandonment or self-neglect.
 
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 elder abuse!
 
Presented by Kathy Greenlee, JD
Vice President for Aging and Health Policy,
Center for Practical Bioethics, KCMO
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 
Presentation will be followed by your chance to tell stories, share insights and ask questions.
 
Admission is free; reservations are requested.
Email: CLeyland@practicalbioethics.org or SandraGR@thejkc.org
Call: 816-979-1357 or 913-327-8044
 
Partially funded by Missouri Humanities Council and the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Great 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