The 2018 Annual Dinner will be held on September 20, 2018 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City, MO.
The annual Science to Art silent auction will again be featured during this dinner. All proceeds from this auction will benefit STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in the KC region.
Our keynote speaker David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health
David B. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy. JCPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. The College offers Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Applied Health Economics and Population Health. JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences.
Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.
Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope. Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) in Tampa, FL. He serves on the NQF Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission. He also is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education. Dr. Nash was recently appointed to the Board of the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance (PQA) in Washington, DC.
We are pleased to feature our sixth annual “Science to Art” silent auction at our dinner. “Science to Art” is a selection of scientific images featuring a unique biomedical research story which captures the passion of each scientist through visual arts. Each art piece reveals the natural beauty in scientific images. Images were submitted from Columbia, Missouri to Manhattan, Kansas by our stakeholder institutions and have been professionally curated, printed, and framed. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to support “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) education in our community.