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Posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Hosted by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Conversations in Bioethics brings together distinguished speakers and the broader community to explore a topic in bioethics and inspire leadership for change. This year’s panel will be held February 7th will focus on End-of-Life Care. The event will live-streamed here.


Panelists include:


Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM – Professor of Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston – a palliative care physician, is Department Chair and Professor of Medicine in the  Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine


Perry Ann Reed, MBA, MS, FACHE – Executive Director, WakeMed Children’s Hospital – healthcare manager and clinical ethicist, is Executive Director, at WakeMed Children’s Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina


John Duberstein, J.D. – widower of poet and writer Nina Riggs, author of the bestselling book The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying (2017, Simon and Schuster). Mr. Duberstein and Ms. Riggs are the parents of two young sons; they were married almost 17 years. Ms. Riggs lived with metastatic triple negative breast cancer for two years before her death at age 39.

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