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Wednesday, Jun. 29th 2016

The Painful Truth

September 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pierson Auditorium
5000 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64110
$15 student | $25 single | $45 couple | Members entitled to complimentary ticket(s)

Did you miss this event? You can now watch KCPT’s Kansas City Week in Review broadcast of The Painful Truth below and view photos from this event!


We will begin our third (2016-2017) season with a Dinner at the Square looking at opioid use and regulation and whether Missouri should create a prescription drug registry.


Dinner 5:30 pm // Program 6:00-8:00 pm


Featuring special guest panel:


website headshot - Sherry Green

Sherry Green
President, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL)




website headshot - Holly Rehder

Rep. Holly Rehder
Missouri House of Representatives, District 148



website headshot - Myra Christopher

Myra Christopher
Kathleen M. Foley Chair in Pain and Palliative Care, Center for Practical Bioethics




Rep. Jay Barnes
Missouri House of Representatives, District 60


Moderated by
Nick Haines of KCPT

With roving reporting by 
Stephen Steigman of KCUR

Click on the green “ticket” button up on the top right of this page and you will be directed to the ticket purchasing/reserving site, hosted by UMKC.



Complimentary parking is available on the fifth and sixth floors of the Cherry Street Parking Garage on East 50th Street. There is a sky-walk on the 5th floor that will direct you to the entrance of Pierson Auditorium. Disability parking is available on the 5th floor. Consult the map below for parking assistance.

The top of this map signifies North.

parking map








This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of:






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6 Comments on “The Painful Truth”

  1. Deedee King Says:

    I will attend.

  2. American Public Square Says:

    I just registered you for the event, Deedee! You should receive a confirmation e-mail. Looking forward to the event!

  3. Glenna Lundberg Says:

    I would very much like to attend this event and am looking forward to more information. I’m an advocate/ pain patient. I’m a life long Missouri resident and retired social worker. I’m very interested in policy and the potential impact.

  4. American Public Square Says:

    Thank you for your interest, Glenna! We hope you can join! Don’t hesitate to call the office at 816-235-5067 if you need help registering for September 20th.

  5. Mike Hockley Says:

    I plan to attend.

  6. American Public Square Says:

    Hello, Mike! Thanks for your interest in our upcoming program. Registration for the Dinner at the Square is required in advance, so I would suggest purchasing your tickets before they sell out by clicking the green “ticket” button up on the top right of this page or by going to the following link: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1236/16/index.aspx?sid=1236&gid=1&pgid=2531&cid=4685

    Call our office at (816) 235-5067 if you have any questions. Thanks!

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