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Annual Dinner

Kathleen SebeliusBIOETHICS: Matters of Life and Death
April 5, 2017
5:30 – 9:00 pm
Kansas City Marriot Muehlebach Downtown
Keynote: “Five Big Ideas in End of Life Care” presented by Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services
Honoree: Nathan Kottkamp, Founder and Chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day

Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium

April 6, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences









Co-Sponsored by Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and the Center for Practical Bioethics

All programs will be livestreamed at 11:00 am Central Time on the KCUMB YouTube Channel. All past lectures are also available on YouTube.

All lectures will also be livestreamed on the Center's Facebook Page.

November 8, 2016

Dr. Thaddeus PopeWhen Is Your Patient Dead? When May You Stop Treating Dead Patients? Growing Challenges to the Legal Status of Brain Death

Presented by Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, Director, Health Law Institute, Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Professor Pope uses the law to improve medical decision making and to protect patient rights at the end of life. He is working to balance liberty and public health, assure adequate informed consent, and develop fair internal dispute mechanisms. He co-authors “The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision Making” and runs the “Medical Futility Blog.”

Dr. Carla KeirnsJanuary 24, 2017

Presented by Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Palliative Medicine, History and Philosophy of Medicine and Palliative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center

February 21, 2016

Dr. Lanie RossChildren are NOT Canaries: Pitfalls in Expanding Genetic Testing and Screening of Children

Presented by Lanie Ross, MD, PhD, Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Surgery and The College; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago
Dr. Ross frequently lectures at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She has written extensively on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics and human subjects protections.

March 21, 2017

Keith Meador, MDPresented by Keith G. Meador, MD, Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Health Policy; Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Professor, Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Meador previously established and directed centers in the Medical School and Divinity School at Duke University on the intersections of religion and health. His clinical interest are mood and anxiety disorders and adult psychotherapy. His research interests include religion and health, narrative constructs in mental health, and public health as a paradigm for understanding health and healthcare.

April 18, 2017

Dr. Ryan NeuhofelPresented by W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH, NeuCare, Lawrence KS
Dr. Neuhofel started his medical education with a vision of becoming a 21st century version of an old-fashioned neighborhood doctor. In December 2011, he forged a new path with the opening of NeuCare. Since then, he has built a practice that strives to provide affordable, personalized, high-tech primary care.





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