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!

Rosemary Flanigan Lecture

Empty lecture hall and microphone.

September 20, 2023

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

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.

40th Anniversary Kickoff Luncheon

The front of the Fire House KC event building.

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.

April 2024

Sponsorships Available

Guidance at the Crossroads of Decision

We hope you will join us for one or all of these 40th celebration features.
More information on each can be found using the corresponding buttons or by contacting Cindy Leyland at cleyland@PracticalBioethics.org or 816-979-1357.

Past Events

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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