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2019 HP&M Symposium

Opportunities in Healthcare and Health Policy for Underserved Populations

Presented by the Department of Health Policy and Management
Partially Sponsored by the Peter T. Bohan Visiting Lecturer Fund
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building G109

The 2019 Health Policy Symposium is open to community partners and the KUMC campus community, and there is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Please click above to complete your registration. Contact Nichole Evans at with questions.

Morning session recording here.

Afternoon session recording here.


7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in/Continental breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Inclusiveness and Self-Determination: A Modern Take on Care for People with Disabilities

Sara Hart Weir, President, National Down Syndrome Society
Kayla McKeon, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, National Down Syndrome Society
Rick Cagan, Project Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI - Kansas
Julie DeJean, CEO, The Whole Person
Evan Dean, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas School of Health Professions (moderator)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Acknowledging Identity: Fostering the Human Side of Medicine

Lea Roselyn, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Douglas County
Mark Meyer, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Professor, Family Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Stephani Stancil, post-doctoral research fellow and Nurse Practitioner, Children's Mercy Hospital
Joi Wickliffe, Project Director, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine (moderator)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Alonzo Plough , PhD, MPH, Vice President, Research Evaluation Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch sponsored by Health Forward Foundation

1:00 p.m.   Remarks from Dr. Robert Simari, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Innovations in Rural Maternal Healthcare: Balancing Risks and Rewards

Tyler Hughes, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Director of Medical Education, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Salina
Benjamin D. Anderson, CEO, Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS
Michael Kennedy, McCann Professor and Associate Dean for Rural Health Education and Professor, Family Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Cara Busenhart, Head of Midwifery, University of Kansas School of Nursing
Glen Cox, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Kansas School of Medicine (moderator)

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. After-Conference Breakout Discussions

Last modified: Jul 02, 2019