Palliative care conference scheduled for March 31-April 1

Author: William G. Gilroy


The sixth annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference, titledAdvances in Supportive and Palliative Care,will be held March 31 and April 1 (Thursday and Friday) at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall.

The conference will begin at7 p.m.Thursday with a free public lecture,Decision Making Challenges at the End of Life,by Myra J. Christopher, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Practical Bioethics inKansas City,Mo.It will continue Friday with sessions on supportive care issues in cancer treatment, pain management, anxiety and depression in patients with cancer, along with panel discussions and patient presentations.

Rudolph M. Navari, associate dean of Notre DamesCollegeofScienceand director of itsWaltherCancerResearchCenter, 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 is available on the Web at or by contacting McKenna Hall at574-631-6691.

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