Each year the Center for Practical Bioethics which houses PAINS holds an Annual Dinner Celebration that is followed by the Joan Berkley Bioethics Symposium.  For 2015, the focus of both these events is the “Politics of Pain”.  The dinner will be Thursday night, April 30th and the Berkley Symposium will be Friday, May 1st.

We are delighted that Keith Wailoo, historian and author of Pain: A Political History will be this year’s special guest and will speak at dinner. That night, three people also very important to our shared work, Phil Pizzo and Noreen Clark (Chair and co-chair of the IOM Relieving Pain in America committee) and Kathy Foley (oncologist internationally recognized for her work in pain and palliative care) will receive the Center’s Vision to Action Award.  Unfortunately, Dr. Clark’s award will be presented posthumously. These special guests will be joined the following day by:

  • John Carney, President and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics (CPB)
  • Myra Christopher, Kathleen M. Foley Chair at CPB and Director of PAINS
  • Marc Hahn, President of Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience and pain specialist
  • Katie Horton, Research Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University
  • Janice Lynch Schuster, pain sufferer, poet and Senior Writer for Altarum Institute Bob Twillman, Executive Director of the American Academy of Pain Management

We hope you will join us also!  Please go to www.practicalbioethics.org for more information and to register.