Tony

Anthony L. Back MD

Co-Director

UW Center for Excellence in Palliative Care

Anthony Back, M.D., is a board certified physician at Colorectal Services at UW Medical Center, co-director of the UW Center for Excellence in Palliative Care and a UW professor of Oncology and Medicine and an adjunct professor of Bioethics and Humanities.

Dr. Back studies patient-clinician communication and interventions to make clinicians more effective. His goal is to incorporate science and humanism in a practice of healing.

Dr. Back earned his M.D. at Harvard. He is triple board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Oncology and General Internal Medicine. He was the principal investigator for the Oncotalk interventions, co-wrote Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients, released the first iPhone app for clinician communication skills and is a Contemplative Studies Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. His clinical and research interests include patient-physician communication and quality of life Palliative care.

Sessions

Take a Seat in the Blue Chair

Presented by Anthony L. Back MD in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 1:25 PM on Thursday, October 11th.

Join our final Summit emcee for a reflection on the Summit, the Blue Chair, and a conversation with four surprise guests.

Scenario Planning for the Future of Serious Illness Care

Presented by Anthony L. Back MD in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 12:30 PM on Thursday, October 11th.

Catalyzing the Ecosystem to Implement a New Vision for Serious Illness

Presented by Anthony L. Back MD, Peggy Maguire in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 12:40 PM on Thursday, October 11th.

This panel will provide guidance for Summit attendees who are interested in establishing community projects that focus on the needs of people living with advanced illness. Using the examples and insight from this panel, attendees will be equipped to form effective partnerships with the stakeholders in their community.