Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Center Events -- October and November

Healthcare Reform 2009: Truth, Justice and the American Way

The Center’s series of four public forums examining issues around healthcare reform begin next Tuesday, October 6. Each forum is free and open to the public from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO.

Next Tuesday’s session is entitled Good Ethics Start with Good Facts. The evening will feature presentations by John Carney of the Center for Practical Bioethics, Teresa Brooks of Polsinelli Shughart and Max Skidmore, PhD of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Political Science.

To register for the October 6 forum and the remaining sessions on October 13, 20 and 26 click here. You may also contact Donna Blackwood at (816)979-1352 or dblackwood@practicalbioethics.org.


Program schedule, content and speakers
Pdf flier outlining forums

I'm dying, STAT! Call my ... lawyer?

Reflections on the Cruzan argument at the US Supreme Court 20 years later

William Colby, JD, General Counsel, Truman Medical Center

October 14, 2009
5:30 pm Reception, 6 - 7 pm Lecture and Discussion

Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

This lecture is part of the 2009 Connecting the Dots Series to honor the Center's 25th Anniversary. To register for this free event, click here.

Genetics, Jewish Diseases and Personalized Medicine

November 2 and 3, 2009

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

This two day conference will feature panelists from around the world to discuss the ethical implications of new discoveries in genetics. The focus will be on diseases that are more prevalent in Jewish populations, but we will draw lessons that are relevant for everyone.

For more information and to register for this free event, click here.

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