Three hundred members and guests gathered on May 9, 2017 for an update on Coalition research and activities. Attendees also shared information about their own important initiatives. See videos and photos below.
Videos from May 9 Summit
Robert Vandor, Mel Frankel, and Elaine Seidenberg
Photos from May 9 Summit
Highlights: 2017 Summit
Highlights: 2016 Summit
The Coalition convenes the four Massachusetts medical schools to strengthen curriculum around advance care planning conversations. Also discussed is the Coalition’s research and comments from patients and families.
This piece includes information on the Coalition’s most recent research and describes an innovative training program at UMass Memorial to prepare nurses for hospice and palliative care.
Cape Cod’s Quality of Life Initiative is an innovative, community-based program focused on getting people in the region to name and talk to a proxy.
Coalition co-chair Dr. Atul Gawande joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the importance of serious illness care conversations.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus discusses his personal experience with serious illness care in this Boston Globe column.
In light of data indicating that more people spend their final days in the hospital rather than receiving hospice care, Dr. Gawande speaks to the Boston Globe about the Coalition's work to ensure more people receive care that aligns with their wishes.
An engaging talk, discussion, and reception, featuring the author Ron Hoffman, who is also founder of Compassionate Care ALS. He will be speaking on the art of living through catastrophic circumstances.
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
10:30-11:30 a.m. (talk and discussion)
617-731-8500 ex. 130
End Well is a ground-breaking gathering of people from the design, tech, health care and activist communities. The goal of the program is to generate human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for end-of-life care.
This single-day symposium's fast-paced agenda of provocative minds and empathic priorities promises a unique immersion in the cultural, clinical and systems issues and opportunities relating to the end-of-life experience – and marks the beginning of a movement to actively change our relationship to living and dying.
The Coalition is a Community Partner for End Well.
Thu, December 7, 2017
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM PST
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
San Francisco, CA