Richard Payne Memorial in Kansas City on April 10, 2019
In early April, the Center for Practical Bioethics, along with many members of Rich’s family, will celebrate his life at a special gathering in Kansas City.
Please read the announcement about the events related to the tributes, reflections and spiritual thanksgiving that will be shared. The memorial service on April 10 is open to the public; a lunch reception will follow. The previous evening we will also pay tribute to Rich as part of the 2019 Annual Dinner celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Center. Please note that there is a ticket associated with the evening event and special arrangements must be made in advance to secure a reservation.
At the time of his death, Richard had just completed his sixth year as the John B. Francis Chair at the Center. His life exemplified the depth and breadth of medical professionalism and devotion to patients. His leadership in the areas of disparities in health, palliative care, neurology, oncology and pain spans international boundaries and serves as inspiration to hundreds of thousands. We are comforted by memories of his empathy, humility, humor, intelligence and compassion and look forward to sharing those with you.