40th Anniversary Events

Our 40th Anniversary Events

Celebrating 40 years logo.

A Year of Celebration

The Center for Practical Bioethics, based in Kansas City and founded in 1984, is celebrating 40 years of raising and responding to ethical issues in health and healthcare. We call this work “practical bioethics” because the Center applies ethics to real-life challenges and decisions in health and healthcare. Some challenges affect specific groups, such as students, clinicians, healthcare IT, CEOs and public officials. Others, such as serious illness and end-of-life care, affect every one of us!

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40th Anniversary Kickoff Luncheon

The front of the Fire House KC event building.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Fire House KC, 4518 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri
$40 per person
Co-Chairs: Raghu Adiga, MD, and Mark R. Thompson, JD

Guidance at the Crossroads of Decision: A Fireside Chat

Join us for a “fireside chat” and mingle with the expert leaders of our services to help healthcare organizations integrate ethics – from bedside to boardroom – into all facets of their organizations.

40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Inviting dinner table set.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5::30 pm Reception | 6:45 pm Dinner
The Abbott, 1901 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Keynote Speaker: Daniela Lamas, MD

Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

Empty lecture hall and microphone.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Attendance: Virtual or In-Person in Overland Park, KS

Speakers: Dr. Jeff Goldenberg and Naomi Kirtner
Co-Chairs: Tarris Rosell, DMin, PhD, and Ruth Rosell
Free admission. Registration requested.

You Can Hear Me But Are You Listening?

Talia Goldenberg died at age 23 because doctors, nurses and support staff failed to listen. Talia’s parents founded Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety, to change the culture in medicine so no one else’s child dies because people in charge won’t listen.

Past Events

Talias Voice logo and a collage of pictures of Talia.

Thursday, September 21, 2023
You can hear me, but are you listening? Listening to the Patient’s Voice

Dr. Jeff Goldenberg and Naomi Kirtner, are the parents of Talia Goldenberg, who died tragically at age 23 following spinal surgery. Talia, her physician father and her mother pleaded with doctors and medical staff, urging them to recognize that Talia couldn’t breathe. Talia’s parents have a powerful story to share.

Advance Care Planning Training — Open to Everyone
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 12 noon – 1 PM CT

An inspirational morning exploring how listening to stories and creating art depicting the wishes of elders can open new pathways to connection, reconciliation and peace.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM
Symposium 9:00 AM – Noon

Thursday, November 3, 2022

In this free webinar, we invite new and current users to learn about the new TPOPP/POLST Clinical Guide and form.

Advance Care Planning Training
Open to Everyone

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

In this free webinar, we invite you to participate in a conversation with Dr. Sanne Magnan about what you can do to address the social determinants of health and to advance health equity in your communities.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Nurse leaders will address the nursing crisis using ethics to understand what is going on and what might be a fitting response. Join us in-person for the reception and lecture or virtually for the lecture. Registration is free.

An exhibition celebrating the wishes of elders and protecting the interests of those whose voices have not been heard or heeded.

May 12, 2022
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore

2021 Annual Event

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