Saturday, September 5, 2009

Remote Attendance via internet radio and webinars to the Conference

National Medical Whistleblower Conference

Free Webinar Service

Sept 11-13, 2009

If you can’t attend the National Medical Whistleblower Conference in Lawrence, Kansas in person join us on our internet connections through
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and BlogTalk Radio to anywhere in the world via the internet
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Medical Whistleblower has just opened registration for the National Medical Whistleblower Conference, reserve your spot now in the Friday & Saturday webinars.

As always Medical Whistleblower is here to serve you as an advocacy network.
Please contact us if you need further assistance at MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com or write to us at MedicalWhistleblower, P.O. Box C, Lawrence, KS 66044

These Webinars are FREE.

Attend the webinar from the comfort of your own home or office through your internet connection. No special equipment needed.

Registration for National Medical Whistleblower Conference Internet Webinars is a free service of Medical Whistleblower and is offered to all interested persons in the USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

There is opportunity for up to 1,000 attendees with up to 6 possible presenters.
The webinars occurring on Friday Sept 11, 2009 and Saturday Sept 12, 2009 will be:

How should we address workplace bullying?

Webinar ID: 490280042
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT (Central Time - Kansas, USA 0r GMT -6:00)
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/490280042
United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 437992750
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

Webinar ID: 555179275
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/555179275
United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 250408115
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

Protecting Medical Whistleblowers

Webinar ID: 251216291

Date/Time: Sat. Sep 12, 2009 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Registration Web Link: https://www.gotowebinar.com/register/251216291
United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 440628368
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

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United States: +1 516 453 0014
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8014 7529
Austria: +43 (0) 7 2088 0452
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Canada: 416-800-9293
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Ireland: +353 (0) 15 262 855
Italy: +39 0916193314
Netherlands: +31 (0) 202 629 698
New Zealand: +0800451500
Norway: +47 85 22 68 45
Spain: +34 925670951
Sweden: +46 (0) 770 791 805
Switzerland: +41 (0) 415 0008 65
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 161 660 8

If you are attending from another country other than the USA and wish to be a guest on our program please contact us at MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com so that we can send you the phone number and access code for your country.

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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 visinfo@visitlawrence.com

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.

11:30-Noon

*** 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

9:15-Noon
*** 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
visinfo@visitlawrence.com

Contact: Dr. Janet Parker DVM MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Webinars Friday Sept 11, 2009

National Medical Whistleblower Conference
Sept 11-13, 2009
If you can’t attend the National Medical Whistleblower Conference in Lawrence, KS in person join us on our internet connections through GoToWebinar and BlogTalk Radio. 
Medical Whistleblower has just opened registration for the National Medical Whistleblower Conference,  reserve your spot now in the Friday webinars.
These Webinars are FREE.
Attend the webinar from the comfort of your own home or office through your internet connection.  No special equipment needed.  Registration for National Medical Whistleblower Conference Internet Webinars is a free service of Medical Whistleblower and is offered to all interested persons in the USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. 
There is opportunity for up to 1,000 attendees with up to 6 possible presenters. 
The webinars occurring on Friday Sept 11, 2009 will be:
How should we address workplace bullying?
Webinar ID: 490280042
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
Webinar ID: 555179275
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/555179275

 You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP).  A headset is recommended.  

You can also connect just with a regular telephone, just select "Use Telephone" after joining the Webinar.  

There are access phone numbers in each country we serve.

For additional questions regarding connection issues call toll free to the GoToWebinar Customer Care team at 1-800-263-6317 or direct dial +1-805-617-7000 or email them at GoToWebinar@citrixonline.com. 



Rep. Lynn Jenkins hold Town Hall Meeting at the Dole Center, Lawrence KS

Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of the Kansas' Second Congressional district held an open meeting yesterday at the Robert Dole Center in Lawrence Kansas. I attended as did many other concerned Lawrence citizens. Kansas Health Care for All was there in force including myself seated in the front row right behind Kansas State Senator Marci Fancisco (who is respectfully seated on the floor). I have never met a politician as in touch with the people as Marci Francisco, who I admire greatly. Marci Francisco is a Kansas Democrat from District 2. I had wished to give her my seat, but knowing that I was disabled she offered to sit on the floor in front of me. Next to me is Hilda Enouch, wearing a sign on her chest. She is a compassionate and dedicated social activist and major leader in our community and wonderful woman from the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Hilda is a staunch supporter of the public option and the single payer system. Next to Hilda is Mary Blythe also from Kansas Health Care for all and a Lawrence voter. Next to her is Richard Heckler (cap on his head and wearing a red shirt) a very active Lawrence citizen who also took the stand at the mike to strongly support the public option and HR676, John Conyers bill for a single payer option. Next to Richard (Dickie) is Margo Gordon also a very active member of the Lawrence Community and a Kansas Health Care for All member, she is a representative of the seniors in our community and dedicated to support care for the elderly and disabled. In front of Richard Heckler, seated on the floor and next to Senator Marci Francisco is our venerable leader Dr. David Goering MD, from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and volunteer at the local access clinic. Dr. David Goering has strong support from many doctors at our local hospital for his advocacy to see that we get universal health care coverage. Dr. David Goering MD spoke eloquently at the mike about the critical need to have appropriate discussion with family and the patient for end of life care decisions so that compassionate and appropriate care be given in accordance with a valid doctor patient relationship. Dr. David Goering MD disliked the opposition’s rhetoric to this important end of life consultation being characterized by those who oppose a public option as being a death panel. All of us in the medical community who help families through these kinds of crises know how emotional these private confidential consultations really are and how difficult the ethical questions are for those involved. Also included in the picture on the right in the front row is Attorney Vashti Winterberg JD (blue jeans, glasses and short brown hair) who has appeared on my radio show discussing the HR 676 option. In addition Dr. Elizabeth Schultz PhD (red sweater, arms crossed) from the Oread Friends Meeting (Quaker – Religious Society of Friends) is seated in the second row on the left hand side. In the front row on the left hand side is John Poertner also from Oread Friends Meeting. Out of sight on the far right was Dr. David Burress (PhD in Economics) who is President of the AAI board and represents Ad Astra Institute, Inc. which is a non profit public policy think tank to explore statewide issues related to Kansas. I serve with him on the Ad Astra board as Secretary of the Board of AAI. Dr. David Burress took the stand to discuss the statewide survey of Kansas voters that clearly shows that 65% of Kansas citizens polled would welcome a single payer system. In addition to those mentioned several dedicated students from University of Kansas and younger Kansas voters took the stand to urge Representative Lynn Jenkins to read carefully President Obama’s plan and to consider all the research data available. One gentleman who came to present the Scandinavian perspective talked about the Swedish system which is a single payer system and provides universal coverage to all.

Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins has faced a slew of bad front page headlines recently in regards to her stand on health care reform. Jenkins has even publicly admitted she failed to read the legislation she's voted on. Despite billing the town hall event as a chance to discuss health insurance reform, Rep. Jenkins spent the better part of the meeting avoiding the issue -- no doubt because she sensed the crowd was anxious to discuss the public option. The crowd made it clear that they were going to talk about health care. After 15 minutes, some audience members grew restless and spoke over Jenkins, telling her they wanted to talk about health care. "We will get there," Jenkins said, and then added that she had done 26 town hall meetings so far and had never had a group treat her with such disrespect.

"You need to be respectful to us," an audience member countered.

The health care activists made it clear when the audience was invited to come to the mike to ask questions that they wanted to know why their representative hadn’t reviewed the research findings of the WHO and other international sources of information about health care programs worldwide. Many came to the mike to inform their elected representative of her responsibility to represent her constituents.

In this meeting she finally told us that she would now read the health bills that she had previously opposed. I hope that we gave Rep. Lynn Jenkins something to think about as she returns to Washington DC to vote on upcoming Health Reform Legislation.