Health Care

Weekend symposium to address medical professional burnout

Research Medical Center’s Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute is teaming with The Research Foundation, the Bixby Institute and the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society to present a two-day symposium aimed at helping medical professionals improve their work-life balance and avoid burnout.

The symposium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.

It will include a screening of the documentary film, “Patient: A surgeon’s journey” and presentations by HCA Midwest Health providers, including Dr. Peter Van Veldhuizen, an oncologist at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center.

Attendance is limited and registration is available at or by calling 816-276-4218.

Andy Marso: 816-234-4055, @andymarso