The fourth annual North Central Indiana palliative care conference, titled “Novel Approaches in Palliative Care,” will be held Thursday and Friday (Feb. 20-21) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p. The conference will begin with a public lecture by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, medical director of the Integrative Healing Center, in Albuquerque, N.M., at 7 p.m. Thursday in McKenna Hall. Low Dog, who is a nationally known expert on botanical medicine for health care professionals, will address the topic of herbal medicine.p. The conference will continue Friday with sessions on complementary medicine and hospice care, panel discussions and patient presentations.p. Rudolph M. Navari, associate dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science and director of its Walther Cancer Research Center, is chair of the conference. Other organizers include health care professionals from Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of South Bend and the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.p. For more information on the conference or lecture, call Harriet Baldwin, at (574) 631-6691.p.