Speakers

Speakers2018-09-11T20:07:25+00:00

Session I: Opening

Declan Walsh, MD
Department Chair, Levine Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina
Professor of Medicine, Atrium Healthcare System
Director, Center for Supportive Care and Survivorship

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Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice, and Palliative Care, OhioHealth
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine

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Neil MacDonald, MD
Emeritus Professor, University of Alberta and Emeritus Professor, McGill University

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Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM
Medical Director, Department of Supportive Care Center
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Costantino Benedetti, MD
Professor – Clinical Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology
The Ohio State University
Founding Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
Robin Warren Lovin, PhD
Visiting Scholar in Theology, Loyola University
Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics Emeritus, Southern Methodist University

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Session II: Workings of the human spirit in palliative care

Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
Senior Clinical Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Professor of Medicine & Nursing
Founding Member and Previous Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University

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Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care
Baylor Scott and White Health

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Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, MD
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor of Bioethics, School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine
University of Padua, Italy

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Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine and Health Science
Director, The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health
Co-Director, MFA-GWU Supportive and Palliative Outpatient Clinic
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Rev. Bettie Hightower, BCC, DMin
Senior Chaplain
Houston Methodist
Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health
Active Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College

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Harvey Chochinov, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba

Lunch Session

John R. (Jack) Levison, PhD
W.J.A. Power Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University

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Session III: Medical humanism in palliative care practice

Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE
Executive Director, Clinical Ethics, Chief, Section of Integrated Ethics, and Professor, Department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

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Kathryn Kirkland, MD, MPH
Chair, Division of Palliative Care
Dartmouth Medical School and Hitchcock Health System

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Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP
Inaugural Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Department of Philosophy and Department of MedicineM
Georgetown University

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Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Clinical Director, Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

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Session IV: An interfaith roundtable on the role of religions in palliative care

Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Creator and Chair of the Steering Committee of Medical Ethics and the Holocaust

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Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS
Pontifical Academy for Life – Scientific Section

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Jeanette G. Ferrer, DO
Medical Director and Chief of Service, Supportive & Palliative Medicine
Houston Methodist
Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine
Texas A&M University

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Marvin O. Delgado Guay, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Suresh K. Reddy, MD
Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Ahsan Azhar, MBBS, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Daniel E. Epner, MD, FACP
Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Session V: PAL White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy

Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS
Pontifical Academy for Life – Scientific Section

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Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, MD
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor of Bioethics, School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine
University of Padua, Italy

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Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

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Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice, and Palliative Care, OhioHealth
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine

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