Announcing MedSFLA’s 2012 Kansas-Missouri Regional Conference!

Medical Students for Life is pleased to announce our 2012 Kansas-Missouri Regional Conference on Saturday November 10th from 8:00am to 1:30pm at Kansas City University of Medical & Biosciences Rm. SAC 204 1750 East Independence Avenue  Kansas City, MO 64119

Conference Schedule:

Kansas-Missouri Medical Students for Life Regional Conference

Saturday, November 10th 2012 8am-130pm

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

 8:15am-9:00am High Risk Pregnancies presented by Dr. Byron Calhoun

Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in general Obstetrics/Gynecology and the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has authored 60+ peer review articles in the obstetric and gynecologic literature, presented 100+ scientific papers, participated in 40+ research projects, and published several articles on perinatal hospice. He is an original author of the perinatal hospice concept, which provides a multidisciplinary care to families with a lethal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Calhoun serves as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University-Charleston. He is also the National Medical Advisor for NIFLA, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates.

9:15a-10:00am Counseling Patients on Birth Control and Pregnancy Choices presented by Dr. Patrick Herrick

Patrick R. Herrick, M.D., Ph.D. is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice.  He is on the Medical Staff of Olathe Medical Center, with obstetric privileges. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Catholic Medical Association, Christian Medical Association and Kansas Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as a clinical preceptor for University of Kansas Medical School, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Herrick is also a clinical instructor for Natural Family Planning Lectures. He earned his M.D. with honors in Anesthesia, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Psychiatry. He also earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. He has published work on the Analyses Guides for Patients with Symptoms of Acute Respiratory Illness.


10:15am-11:00am Counseling Patients with an Adverse Diagnosis & End of Life Care presented by Dr. Dana Winegarner

Dr. Dana Winegarner, who joined the MidAmerica Neuroscience Institute in 2001, was previously associated with the Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Institute in Joplin, Missouri.  Winegarner graduated from Oklahoma University with a bachelor’s in medical technology and then attended osteopathic school at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His residencies in both internal medicine and in neurology were from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Additionally, Dr. Winegarner has extensive additional training in the administration of neurotoxin therapies and also pursues neurological research. Winegarner is a frequent lecturer on stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological topics. His professional affiliations include: Diplomat to National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, American Academy of Neurology, American Osteopathic Association, Christian Medical and Dental Society, American Headache Society.

11:15aM-12:00pm Transitioning from Pro-Life Medical Student to Pro-Life Physician presented by Dr. Samuel Caughron

Dr. Samuel Caughron, a native of Kansas City, received his Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.  He received his medical degree and training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed a fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Immediately out of training, in 2007 Dr. Caughron joined Yellowstone Pathology in Billings, Montana where for two years he practiced general inpatient and outpatient pathology while helping his group establish the region’s first molecular genetic pathology laboratory. During that time he also helped the local pregnancy crisis center make laboratory testing available to mothers.  In 2009, he returned to Kansas City and joined MAWD Pathology Group to again practice general inpatient / outpatient pathology and establish a molecular diagnostics lab.

12:15pm-1:30pm Conscience Rights Luncheon presented by Catherine Glenn Foster, JD.

Catherine Glenn Foster serves as litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington, D.C., Regional Service Center, where she is a key member of the Life Litigation Team to protect the sanctity of human life. Foster earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and also holds a M.A. in French from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in History and French from Berry College. She is admitted to the bar in Virginia and is an Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Fellow.



Conference registration is available online here: There is a $10.00 registration fee, which will include lunch. The conference is open to students & health care professionals. If you are unable to afford the conference please email us at for a scholarship.

Please join us for this educational event at KCUMB located at 1750 East Independence Avenue Kansas City, MO 64119.  Email Jon with any questions you may have!