To engage in medical research and development and  related activities all exclusively charitable, scientific or educational in nature."           
Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation
7th Annual Kansas Healthcare Ethics Conference

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Eugene M Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5015 E 29th Street N
Wichita, KS 67220

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Morning Keynote Speaker

Melissa M. Goldstein, JD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, where she teaches courses in bioethics (including genomics, privacy, reproductive ethics, end-of-life, and research ethics issues), health information technology policy, and public health law and conducts research on health information privacy and the legal and policy aspects of health information technology. Professor Goldstein's recent research and writings have focused on privacy and security issues in health information exchange and the use of big data, as well as the effects of health information technology on the physician-patient relationship and patient engagement. 

The Medical Society of Sedgwick County is accredited by the Kansas Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The Medical Society of Sedgwick County designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


'Jiggs' Nelson Quality of Life Award
Nominations are now open for the 'Jiggs' Nelson Individual  and Organization Award.  Presentation will be March 11, 2020 during the WMREF 7th Annual Healthcare Ethics Conference
Information Here
Nomination Form Here
Past Quality of Life Award Winners

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
Family-to-Family Education Program (Starts March 9, 2020)
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression/Major Depression
PTSD and other conditions.  
For more information click here.  

WMREF Vision Statement:

"Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation strives to improve the health and quality of life for all Kansans."

WMREF Mission Statement:

"The mission of the Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation is to promote research, education and community efforts designed to improve the health of Kansans."

Our goals in support of our Vision:

~  Support emerging healthcare challenges.
~  Encourage scholarly activity.
~  Develop partnerships within the healthcare community.
~  Facilitate educational outreach opportunities in the broader healthcare                 community.
~ Support public goals in support of community health efforts.
~  Provide fund management for local research and education projects.  

New techniques for patient diagnosis and care have been discovered, tested and refined through research projects sponsored and funded by Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation (WMREF). Established in 1949 as a not-for-profit corporation, Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation (WMREF) actively encourages through funding opportunities, those projects that may advance knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of illness. 

The Foundation promotes research for the development of new medical skills and knowledge which serve patients from Wichita and throughout Kansas. Research papers are published in nationally recognized journals and medical publications. WMREF sponsored research projects often receive national funding for more extensive programs and research.

In order to give new research a timely start, board policy directs that the majority of available research funds go toward providing "seed money" for promising new projects.

                   To inquire about research funding opportunities contact the office at                              316-686-7172 or pjohnson@wmref-ks.org.

Medical Research and Education are not solitary endeavors. Your gift will provide many opportunities for us and others to gain knowledge to improve the chances for all of us to live longer, happier, healthier lives. Donate Here. Or contact Peggy L Johnson, Executive Director/COO at pjohnson@wmref-ks.org