Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Perfect Storm: Disaster Ethics Symposium and Public Forum

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Symposium: 8 am to 4 pm
Public Forum: 6 pm

Kansas City Public Library
Plaza Branch
Truman Forum Auditorium
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112

The Center for Practical Bioethics is hosting a symposium and forum on the ethics of disasters on December 7 at the Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch. The symposium features presentations by medical professionals who were on the scene during the Hyatt Hotel disaster in Kansas City, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri in May 2011.

Continuing education credits are available for the symposium.

At 6 pm that evening, a public forum is scheduled with Anna Pou, MD, who spent nearly a week in Memorial Hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Registration for the public forum is $15.

For more information and to register click here.

The Center for Practical Bioethics is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, along with support from:

Missouri Hospital Association
Kansas Hospital Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Association
Saint Luke's Health System
Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas University Endowment Association
Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics/University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics



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