A Message from Richard and Helen DeVos
Over the last eleven years we have watched as the committee for the DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy has selected excellent—and sometimes controversial—subjects for discussion at this biannual event, with each topic being presented in a format that has encouraged interaction between the speakers and the audience in a very lively educational forum.
The quality represented in the roster of national and international speakers has been outstanding, and the published proceedings have reached a majority of the ethics centers across the United States. Some of our brochures have even reached Europe and South America! We have been very proud and honored to have our name associated with the Colloquy and so we have been making plans to assure its future by accepting a proposal made by Grand Valley State University to gradually assume the direction and running of Colloquy, starting in 2015.
We feel happy that we are able to leave the DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy in able hands that will continue what we have started for the benefit of the health professions, the academic institutions and the patients who are the ultimate beneficiaries of these discussions. May God continue to guide and bless this forum for many years to come.
Rich and Helen DeVos