SOM students invited to Osler Society’s fall event

The Osler Society of Greater Kansas City invites School of Medicine students to its fall event, a panel discussion of “What would Osler do?” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC) School of Nursing Auditorium.

Panelists will include Lynda Payne, Ph.D., associate professor of history and the Sirridge/Missouri Endowed Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Christopher Creener, M.D., chairman of history and philosophy of medicine at KUMC, and Barbara Lukert, M.D., emeritus professor of medicine at KUMC. Fred Holmes, M.D., professor of history and philosophy of medicine and Edward Hashinger Distinguished Professor Emeritus at KUMC, will serve as moderator.

The panel discussion will focus on problems of modern medicine and how Sir William Osler, a 19th-Century physician considered the Father of Modern Medicine, would have viewed them.

The Osler Society is a student organization sponsored by UMKC, KUMC and the John Locke Society of Greater Kansas City to provide medical students and physicians a forum to discuss items of mutual interest and encourage a mentoring environment.

Food will be provided during the meeting. Students are encouraged to RSVP by Oct. 22 to Connie Beachler at or 235-1811.

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