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Bioethics Lecture


June 14
Your Grandma Still Has Sex:
Medical & Policy Considerations for Diagnosing and Treating Older People Living with HIV
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Dr. Meredith Greene, a leading expert on HIV and geriatric medicine and co-medical director for the website HIV-age.org, will describe the HIV care continuum and comorbidities for older adults, antiretroviral treatment and polypharmacy, cultural competence for older LGBTQ populations, the importance of HIV testing and considerations for taking a sexual health history. Kathy Greenlee, the Center’s vice president for Aging and Health Policy, will discuss policy implications in different settings and share resources. This program is a collaboration of MATEC-Missouri (Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center) at KC CARE Clinic and the Center for Practical Bioethics.

Livestream instructions and link will be provided to registered individuals prior to the event. Please email Beeta Kashani (beetakm@kccareclinic.org) if you are not attending in person.




August 7
24th Annual Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

7:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City
Social Hall
5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

Ethics of Tackle Football Participation and Injuries: What Does the Data Show?

Tragic suicides of retired NFL football players, multi-million dollar lawsuits and the highly rated documentary film Concussion have all garnered recent media attention and raised ethics questions about collision sports and player injury. Should parents allow their children to play football or soccer? Ought there be an informed consent process? Can collision sports be played safer, or are they inherently risky to players’ brains and joints, perhaps unacceptably so? Our guest lecturer, Dr. Steven Miles, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, is a physician-ethicist who studies, thinks and writes about such controversies. Admission is free, and reservations are requested.