Thursday, October 29th
About the Session
Host: Arif Kamal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Sojourn Scholar
Our closing plenary session begins with a keynote address that explores the enduring power of the conversation to create a well-prepared surrogate decision-maker to advocate for those who are underrepresented in our healthcare system. Conversations matter.
– Stephanie Anderson, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Lakewood Health System, Minnesota
Patient Stories, In Their Own Words: Keisha Dalton
“Crisis in the Hinterland”
During this session, experts will discuss how they have approached the COVID-19 pandemic and offering palliative care in rural America.
– Julie Benson, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Lakewood Health System, Minnesota
– Lisa Iverson, RN, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, North Dakota
– Deb Watson, Clinical Project Manager, Pullman Regional Hospital
Vital Decisions – Highlighting the importance of advance care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reimagine – Exploring the ways that faith leaders are reimagining the end of life, presented by Reimagine Founder and Executive Director Brad Wolfe