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Summit Update

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

  • Kayt Norris

  • Robert Vandor, Mel Frankel, and Elaine Seidenberg

  • Arleigh Prelow

  • Lillian Gonzalez

Photos from May 9 Summit

  • Highlights: 2017 Summit

  • Highlights: 2016 Summit

Current News

Medical schools to teach how to discuss patients’ goals for care — and for life
Medical schools to teach how to discuss patients’ goals for care — and for life

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.

End-of-life care focus of UMass Memorial training program
End-of-life care focus of UMass Memorial training program

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.

When the personal and professional unexpectedly collide
When the personal and professional unexpectedly collide

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus discusses his personal experience with serious illness care in this Boston Globe column.

Health care and civic leaders launch Serious Illness Care Coalition
Health care and civic leaders launch Serious Illness Care Coalition

Coalition co-chair Dr. Atul Gawande joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the importance of serious illness care conversations.

At end of life in Mass., hospital care is big cost
At end of life in Mass., hospital care is big cost

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.

Events

End Well Symposium
Dec 07, 2017

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