IRC Networking Hour
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IRC networking hours give IRC members and friends the chance to get to know each other and the work of the IRC's organizational partners. On Wednesday, May 30, please join us at Diastole Scholars' Center on Hospital Hill as we get to know Children's Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. All are invited to this free networking event. Refreshments provided; tours of Children's Mercy Hospital available.

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5-7 p.m.
Where: Diastole Scholars Center
2501 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
United States
Contact: Matthew Hughes

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Get to know IRC members and friends along with IRC organizational partners Children's Mercy, KU Medical Center, and UMKC. We'll provide a brief introduction to the international efforts of these organizations and the IRC as well as refreshments, plenty of time for networking, and tours of Children's Mercy Hospital for those who are interested. If your organization would like to become an IRC partner or host a future networking event, please let us know ».

Event Schedule

5:00    Registration and networking; guests sign up for optional tour of Children's Mercy
5:30    Welcome and introductions to Children's Mercy, KU Medical Center, UMKC, and the IRC
6:00    More networking and optional tours of Children's Mercy
7:00    Event closes

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Thanks to generous support from Children's Mercy, KU Medical Center, and Diastole Scholars' Center, this event is presented at no cost to attendees, but all are asked to register to help with planning.

About Our Hosts

You know Children’s Mercy as the premier pediatric teaching hospital in the region. With the launch of Its international program two years ago its world-class, child-centered approach and family-centered care is now even more accessible to patients worldwide. In addition to increased international patient referrals, this new program was established to enhance the hospital’s global branding and consulting initiatives.


Diastole Scholars' Center
Diastole Scholars’ Center » was founded by Dr. E. Grey Dimond, Founder of the UMKC School of Medicine, and his wife, Mary Clark Dimond. The Dimonds were true citizens of the world. They traveled widely and read deeply on virtually every continent and culture. Diastole’s extensive collection of art and artifacts reflect this spirit of global adventure, goodwill, and shared endeavor. Also based at Diastole is the Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation », a US-China friendship organization created to celebrate the memory and continue the work of Kansas City native journalist Edgar Snow. A close friend of the Dimonds, Snow was an international journalist best known for his 1937 instant classic Red Star Over China, the first ever interviews by a western journalist of the young Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and other future leaders of modern China.



Directions and Parking

Diastole is located on the Southeast corner of 25th and Holmes, across the street from Teocali Mexican Restaurant and the Antler Room. There is a small onsite parking lot that will fill up quickly. Overflow parking is available one block east in the UMKC surface lot at 25th and Charlotte.