Presented by the MU Center of Health Ethics

October 5, 2018 • Hampton Inn • Columbia, MO



  • 7:00
    Registration, Check-in, Breakfast
  • 8:00
    Welcome and Introduction
    Lea Brandt, OTD, MA, OTR/L, Director, MU Center for Health Ethics; Executive Director, Missouri Health Professions Consortium; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine
  • 8:10
    Chronic Pain and the Opioid Epidemic: Moral, Ethical and Professional Duties and Obligations of Clinicians
    Richard Payne, MD, John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, MO
  • 9:20
    Managing Pain at the End of Life – Kevin Craig, MD, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, MU School of Medicin
  • 10:30
    Pain Assessment and Controversy Over the 5th Vital Sign
    Erin Dannecker, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor; Director, Scholarly Activity, School of Health Professions/Physical Therapy, University of Missouri
  • 11:40
    Missouri’s Path to Solving the Opioid Crisis
    Randall Williams, MD, FACOG, Director, Missouri Department of Health


  • 12:50
    Lunch (provided)
  • 1:50
    What a Pain…My Experience with pain Management
    Elizabeth Orns, MSW, LCSW, Manager, Patient and Family Support Services, MU Health Care
  • 3:00    
    No Medicine is Better Than Bad Medicine
    Karl Haake, MD, Anesthesiologist, Center for Pain Management, Jefferson City, MO
  • 4:10
    Social Costs of the Opioid Epidemic – Panel Discussion
    Moderator: David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, MU School of Medicine; Senior Scholar, Center for Health Ethics
    Panel: Dan Vinson, MD, Professor Emeritus, Family and Community Medicine, MU School of Medicine;
    Laura Cameron, MSW, Treatment Counselor, Phoenix Programs, Columbia, MO;
    Art Dyer, MA, Lead Chaplain, Pastoral care, MU Health Care;
    Daniel Hannekan,Adjunct Instructor, MU School of Social Work
  • 4:50
    Closing Remarks – Winn Phillips, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, Health Management and Informatics, Center for Health Ethics, MU School of Medicine
  • 5:00

Conference Brochure – downloadable pdf file

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