Palliative care conference scheduled for April 6-7

Author: William G. Gilroy


The seventh annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference, titledAdvances in Supportive and Palliative Care,will be held April 6 and 7 (Thursday and Friday) at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall.

The conference will begin at7 p.m.Thursday with a free public lecture,But I Didnt Say Goodbye,by Barbara Rubel, executive director of Griefwork Center Inc. inKendall Park,N.J.A suicide survivor and bereavement specialist, Rubel has written and spoken extensively on the issues of suicide and death.

The conference will continue Friday with sessions on supportive care issues in cancer treatment, end of life care, bereavement, and panel discussions and patient presentations.

Rudolph M. Navari, assistant dean and director of Indiana University School of Medicine -South Bendand director of the Notre Dame Cancer Institute, is chair of the conference. Other organizers include health care professionals fromSaint JosephsRegionalMedicalCenter, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, and the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.

More information on the conference in available on the Web at , or by contacting McKenna Hall, 574-631-6691.

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