Friday, July 19, 2013 – 12 noon to 4 p.m. - St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Bruno Conference Center
This forum is intended to help clergy, physicians and other healthcare providers to reflect on the needs of older persons who are ill and frail, facing decline, dependence and dying. Topics will include the distinctions between palliative care and hospice and ways to assist aging adults and their families to have optimal information about their care plans before a life-limiting crisis.
The keynote speaker is Father Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, Provincial of the New England Province of Jesuits. Father Sheehan is a nationally renowned speaker in the field of geriatrics and palliative care. He is a professor at Harvard Medical School, an associate dean at Loyola University Medical School, and practices geriatric medicine.
The program will include breakout sessions on Palliative Care versus Hospice Care, and Advance Care Planning, followed by a panel discussion.
- Father Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, Provincial of the New England Province of Jesuits
- Susan Doughton, JD, Birmingham, AL, practicing attorney focusing on health care law; member of St. Vincent’s Health System’s Ethics Committee
- Reverend Gregory T. Bittner, JCL, JD, Judicial Vicar for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama; member of St. Vincent’s Health System’s Ethics Committee
- Beckett Gremmels, PhD(c), Ethicist with St. Thomas Health System, Nashville, TN; Regional Ethics Consultant for Ascension Health
2 CMEs for physicians
2 CEUs for nurses
Seating is limited for this free luncheon and program. RSVP required by July 16. Contact Beth Franklin at (205) 939-7023 or firstname.lastname@example.org .