The 7th Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Conference About Palliative and End of Life Care                June 6 - 7, 2016

Palliative Care is at a critical juncture within the transformative process reshaping our health care system. There is growing consensus about the value and importance of palliative care services for any serious illness, yet there is lack of access to palliative care resources in many settings, and a need for greater communication about palliative care concerns. This conference strives to bring together presenters and participants with the aim of advancing a common understanding, and a level of expertise in palliative care, throughout the health care continuum and in community settings. 

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP 
​Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P. is The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the more 

June 6 - 7, 2016                               Westchester County Center  /  198 Central Avenue  /  White Plains, NY  10606
This conference seeks to promote a better understanding of what palliative care is; to explore model approaches in different settings; to share best inter- and multi-disciplinary clinical and policy practices; and to foster professional reflection and sharing. 

  •   Conference offerings now on two full days
  •   Prominent Keynote Speakers
  •   A roundtable discussion with palliative care experts
  •   Three intensive workshops and over 25 conference sessions 
  •   Networking opportunities
Michael Frankenthaler, MD, FACP
 Chief, Palliative Medicine
Westchester Medical Center

Dr. Michael Frankenthaler earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University, Binghamton NY. He attended more
Mark Freeman, PhD
​College of the Holy Cross

Mark Freeman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at the College of more
Sponsors & Donors
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Family of Reva Greenberg

Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley
Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam 

Greenwich Hospital

Mary Beth & Edward Morrissey

New York - Presbyterian

United Hebrew 

End of Life Choices New York

Hospice of Westchester 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

WESTMED Medical Group

White Plains Hospital

Regional Hospice and Home Care of Danbury

Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester

Cabrini of Westchester

Barney Newman, MD and Carrie Newman

Phelps Hospice

Westchester Medical Center

Cancer Support Team

Calvary Hospital

Gildas Club Westchester

Montefiore Health System

Optum Care

Westchester End of Life Coalition

Health Care Social Workers Association

NYU Silver School of Social Work Zelda Foster Studies Program

Communications Counselors, LLC

Dominican Sisters Family Health Services
Dr. Judith L. Howe, PhD
​Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Judith L. Howe is Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with more
2016 Award Recipients

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Palliative
Care Organizational Leadership Award
Calvary Hospital

Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Distinguished Palliative Care Ethicist Award
Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP
Book Signing
Monday, June 6

“Rights Come to 
Mind - Brain Injury, 
Ethics and the 
Struggle for 

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, Division of Medical Ethics, Cornell Weill Medical College

The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY
Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
​White Plains, NY 10606

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