Friday, September 4, 2009

National Medical Whistleblower Conference Agenda

National Medical Whistleblower Conference
Lawrence Union Pacific Depot Conference and Visitor Center,
402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044 785-865-4499

Our hope is that you will be engaged enough by what you discover in these creative workshops to partner with us to use the creative arts to change the attitudes of the American public and the governmental authorities. Most programs are open to the public for free are designated with an *** there are a few exceptions open only to registered Medical Whistleblower Participants.

Friday Sept. 11, 2009

9:00 -10AM Registration, Meet and Greet at the Pacific Union Conference Center, Lawrence, KS

10:00 –11:30 AM
*** How should we address workplace bullying?
Workplace bullying causes stress on the bullied target. Learn about the dynamics of this kind of psychological violence and how to counteract it. We will learn from the research by those who study this phenomena and discuss ways to stop it.


*** The Jupriena Stein Story
Listen to the poignant story of Ms. Jupriena Stein as she tells of her experience as a patient within the Kaiser Permanente system in California and her struggle to find the truth of what really happened to her.

Noon-2 PM Lunch at Stone Creek Restaurant

2:30-3:30 PM
*** Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
Providing compassionate care to a whistleblower who is experiencing retaliation trauma is an essential element in facilitating their return to a meaningful and fulfilling life. We will discuss how symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress can be decreased and the joy of life again restored.

3:30-5:00 PM
Only registered Medical Whistleblower Participants
MW UN Defenders of Human Rights – How to present cases to the Office of the High Commissioner in Geneva. Learn about the provisions within the UN treaties that protect the rights of Human Rights Defenders.

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner

6:00-7:30 PM
*** Welcome Address by Lawrence City Mayor Robert Chestnut
With additional remarks by Dr. Janet Parker DVM

Saturday Sept. 12, 2009

9:00 -9:15AM Registration, Meet and Greet at the Pacific Union Conference Center, Lawrence, KS

*** Writing and the Expressive Arts How to get your message out
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Schultz and Dr. Anne Haehl

Have questions about the writing life or telling your story? Please bring them to Saturday's workshop from 9:00 to noon at Signs of Life. We will focus on the interests of participants, whether it's publication, writing a compelling narrative, journaling for healing, poetry, or other kinds of writing.

We will consider the life stories of three people. All three of them have published their stories or memoirs and have used them to create grass roots movements: Candy Lightner, who founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving; John Walsh of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and co-founder of the Central Asian Institute. Let's see what we can learn from them regarding how to write a compelling narrative and how to get our stories out.

Noon-2PM Lunch at Teller’s Restaurant

2PM -2:15
*** Video of Government Accountability Project Director, Attorney Tom Devine’s testimony in front of the US Congress discussing the importance of Whistleblower Protections

2:15-3:00 PM
*** Protecting Medical Whistleblowers
Discussion of who are the medical whistleblowers, why do they step forward to tell truth to power and what happens to them when they do.

3:00-4:00 PM
*** Panel Discussion regarding Protecting Whistleblower Challenges
Guests – Attorney Jeffrey Grass, Attorney Alan Ullberg, Dr. David Burress PhD, Dr. Blake Moore MD, Dr. Judy Marley-Moore PhD, Judith Grant RN

4:00-5:00 PM
Only registered Medical Whistleblower Participants
MW Medical Whistleblower Case Presentations
This program is open to all Registered Medical Whistleblowers, interested Attorneys and all officers and officials in Law Enforcement or the DOJ. Do no harm is a ethical principle of medicine but also of law enforcement. Law Enforcement Officers are our partners in the investigation of whistleblower complaints and providing protection to whistleblowers so as to decrease witness retaliation. Let us join in meaningful discussion of our common goals and problems as we move forward to more collaboration and cooperation.

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner

6:00-7:30 PM
*** The Spirit Within - A interfaith panel will discuss the benefits of spiritual strength for whistleblowers. Led by Pastor Peter Steimle from Lawrence KS.

A social and spiritual network is an important aspect of our support system. The grueling nature of being a whistleblower eventually takes its toll on each of us. As Medical Whistleblowers we are isolated and traumatized by the retaliation that inevitably happens. During this journey we will need a deep spiritual inner strength to sustain us. A panel of interfaith religious experts will discuss how to find spiritual strength to sustain us through adversity.

Sunday Sept 13, 2009
Group Workshops on Areas of Common Interest
Picnic Lunch at Overlook Park on Clinton Lake

National Medical Whistleblower Conference

Sept. 11-13, 2009
Lawrence Union Pacific Depot Conference and Visitor Center
402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044
For directions call + 1 785-865-4499

Contact: Dr. Janet Parker DVM

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