The Research Foundation to Host Bixby Symposiums

Physicians, nurses and health care professionals invited to register

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Jan. 21, 2016) – The Research Foundation will host two continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education unit (CEU) symposiums in the spring.

The 27th Infectious Disease Symposium is Friday, April 15 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. The symposium will offer the tools and knowledge needed to identify and treat infectious diseases of their patients.

The 2016 Hoeper Primary Care Symposium is Friday, May 13 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. It is designed to provide participants the ability to identify and treat various conditions of their patients.

The symposiums, sponsored by the Bixby Institute, The Research Foundation, and The Institute for Internal Medicine (INMED, offer physicians six AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and nurses six contact hours.

To register, visit or call 816-276-4218.

The following are featured speakers of the 27th Infectious Disease Symposium:

Ed Septiums, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA: Medical Director Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, HCA

Farrin Manian, MD, MPH: Massachusetts General Hospital

David S. McKinsey, MD: Infectious Disease Associates

Paul R. Brune, MD: Infectious Disease Associates

Joel P. McKinsey, MD: Infectious Disease Associates

Elizabeth Monsees, MBA, MSN, RN, CIC: Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

The following are featured speakers of the 2016 Hoeper Primary Care Symposium:

Jeffrey M. Burns, MD: The University of Kansas Hospital

Candace E. Rose, MD: The University of Kansas Hospital

Nicole M. Fearing, MD: Surgical Weight Loss Institute of Kansas City

Joel P. McKinsey, MD: Infectious Disease Associates

Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD: Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists

Brian P. Mieczkowski, MD: Kansas City Pulmonology Practice

About The Research Foundation: The Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, Mo. dedicated to strengthening the community and empowering people to live healthier, productive lives through its health education and scholarship programs. The award-winning ThinkFirst of Greater Kansas City injury prevention program educates area youth through free school-based assemblies aimed at helping young people prevent traumatic injuries and deaths. The Foundation also awards scholarships to students pursuing a nursing career. For more information, visit