2012 Bioethics Conference

  • Bioethics, Spirituality and Humanism in Medicine Conference - 2012

     In the Trenches: Healthcare Ethics and Professional Caring in a Complex World   

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    Conference Schedule

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Morning Track: Deep Within Me: The Struggles of Professional Caregivers

    Time: 7 a.m.
    Event: Breakfast

    Time: 7:45 a.m.
    Event: Welcoming Remarks


    Time: 8 a.m.
    Event: How Medical Ethics and Humanities Education Can Amplify our Humanism
    Presenter: David J. Doukas. MD
    William Ray Moore Endowed Chair of Family Medicine and Medical Humanism; Co-Director, Interdisciplinary MA in Bioethics & Medical Humanities, University of Louisville


    Time: 9 a.m.
    Event: “Your pain is painful to observe.” The Arts and Humanities and Moral Formation of Health Professionals
    Presenter: Marcia Childress, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medical Education (Medical Humanities) Director, Program in Humanities, University of Virginia

    Time: 10 a.m.
    Time: 10:15 a.m.
    Event: Negotiating Self and Illness: When the Caregiver Gets Sick -- A Panel Presentation and Interactive Discussion
    Panel:Rick Magie, DO, professor and chair of pediatrics, KCUMB; Kim Templeton, MD, professor and program director, Orthopedic Surgery University of Kansas Medical Center; Hela Kelsch, second-year medical student, KCUMB



    Time: 11:15 a.m.
    Event: Dear Doctor: Self-Care and Mindful Presence for Healing in an Era of Moral Distress
    Presenter: Robert A. Schwab, MD, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen Dallas, Texas


    Time: 12:15 p.m.
    Special Lunch Presentation: The Compassionate Healer
    Presenter: Jason A. Wasserman, PhD Assistant Professor, Bioethics, KCUMB

    Afternoon Track: Reflections on Compassionate Care and Caring for Vulnerable Populations

    Time: 1:30 p.m.
    Event: Maintaining Caring Attitudes in the Era of Moral Distress: An Interactive and Participatory Session
    Presenter: Sarah Parrott, DO
    Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, KCUMB



    Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Event: Beyond the Clinic: Exploring Health Concerns through Photography
    Presenter: John W. Moses, Jr., MD
    Pediatrician, Duke Health Organization, Durham, NC


    Time: 3:30 p.m.
    Event: Break


    Time: 3:45 p.m.
    Event: Dancing with Broken Bones: Poverty, Race, and Spirit-filled Dying in the Inner City
    Presenter: David Wendell Moller, PhD
    Chair and Professor of Bioethics, KCUMB



    Time: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
    Event: Rekindling the Spirit of Humanism and Service during Residency Training
    Presenter: Elizabeth McClain, PhD
    Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, KCUMB



    Time: 4:45 p.m.
    Event: Poster Presentations and Wine & Cheese Reception

    Time: 6:45 p.m.
    Event: Adjourn

    Friday, June 22, 2012 | Morning Track: Portraits of Comfort: Empathic Skills and Mindful Presence for End-of-Life Care

    Time: 7 a.m.
    Event: Breakfast


    Time: 8 a.m.
    Event: Portraits of the Living: How Photography Can Enhance the Care of the Dying
    Presenter: Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University School of Medicine



    Time: 9 a.m.
    Event: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Challenges and Opportunities in Sharing the Final Moments of Life
    Presenter: Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN
    Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing



    Time: 10 a.m.
    Event: Break


    Time: 10:15 a.m.
    Event: Spirituality and Suffering in Palliative Care
    Presenter: Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN
    Professor, Nursing Research and Education City of Hope, Los Angeles




    Time: 11:15 a.m.
    Event: Stop the Suffering: Taming the Trenches of End-Of-Life Care through Advanced Palliative and Hospice Medicine
    Presenter: Lindy H. Landzaat, DO
    Assistant Professor, Palliative Care University of Kansas Medical Center


     Time: 12:15 p.m.
    Event: Lunch

    Afternoon Track: And So a Little Child Shall Lead Them: Lessons from Pediatric Bioethics


    Time: 1 p.m.
    Event: An Approach to Hard Work
    Presenter: Jennifer S. Linebarger, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City



    Time: 2 p.m.
    Event: Ethics and Autism: Perspective, Justice, and Meaning of Health
    Presenter: Glenn E. McGee, PhD
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics, KCUMB



    Time: 3 p.m.
    Event: Break


    Time: 3:15 p.m.
    Event: In the Trenches: Ethical Issues Encountered During the Daily Life of Residents
    Presenter: Diane M. Plantz, MD, MA
    Clinical Faculty, Children’s Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics, KCUMB


    Time: 4:15 p.m.
    Event: Back to the Trenches: Take-Home Lessons in Creativity and Humanism
    Presenter: David Wendell Moller, PhD
    Professor and Chair of Bioethics, KCUMB

    Time: 5:15 p.m.
    Event: Conference evaluations, wrap-up, and adjourn


    Credit Information

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has approved this program for 17 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 17 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

    This program is sponsored by the UMKC School of Social Work for 17 clock hours of continuing education.

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