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 Lecture

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
Alex George Auditorium, Building D
1000 Carondelet Dr, Kansas City, MO
6:00 pm Reception | 7:15 pm Lecture | 8:15 pm Book Signing

* 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

7-8:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS

After nearly 35 years of professional effort to improve care at the end of life and, more recently, for those who live with chronic pain, Myra Christopher will make the case for replacing politics with a multi-disciplinary public health approach to solving today’s healthcare issues, using the treatment of chronic pain as a paradigmatic example. Christopher was the Center’s founding executive director from 1984 through 2011 and currently holds the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care at the Center.


* 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 Lives

October 5, 7-8:30 pm
UMKC Miller Nichols Library, Kansas City, MO

Do you know how your loved ones would want to be treated in the last months of their life? Without honest conversations ahead of the crisis, families often disagree about “what dad would have wanted” in a way that fractures relationships. At this program, our chief operating officer, Linda Ward, will show you how to start your own advance care planning and help those who count on you to be ready to make life and death decisions on their behalf. All participants will receive a free copy of the Caring Conversations® workbook.


* 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

November 9
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