Closing Plenary

Thursday, October 29th

About the Session

Host:  Arif Kamal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Sojourn Scholar

Keynote Presentation

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


Presented By

Arif Kamal, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Sojourn Scholar
Duke University

Julie Benson, MD

Family Medicine Physician
Lakewood Health System

Lisa Iverson, RN

Registered Nurse
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems

Deb Watson

Clinical Project Manager
Pullman Regional Hospital

Brad Wolfe

Founder and Executive Director

Stephanie Anderson, DPN, RN

Executive Director
Respecting Choices