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End Well Symposium Announces First Batch Of 2018 Speakers


End Well speakers are pushing boundaries and inspiring possibilities.

The End Well symposium has announced its first batch of 2018 speakers.

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider founded End Well

End Well is a one-of-a-kind gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for the end of life experience. This year’s event will be held Dec. 6 in San Francisco.

The symposium’s fast-paced agenda of provocative minds and empathic priorities promises a unique immersion into the cultural, clinical and systems issues and opportunities relating to the end of life experience.

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a hospice and palliative care physician, advocate and philanthropist, spearheads the effort.

Among this year’s speakers:

  • Alexis McGill Johnson is the co-founder and executive director of the Perception Institute, a national consortium of researchers, advocates and cultural strategists turning cutting-edge mind science research on identity difference into solutions applicable to everyday individual and institutional interactions.
  • Dr. James R. Doty is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
  • Courtney E. Martin is an author and weekly columnist for ‘On Being,’ an independent nonprofit public life and media initiative.
  • Dr. Bon Ku is an emergency medicine physician and assistant dean for Health and Design and an associate professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Rebecca Soffer is co-founder and CEO of Modern Loss, a popular digital forum for loss and mourning.
  • Michael Murphy is the executive director and co-founder of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design collaborative.
  • Martha E. Gaines is founder and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin.

Life Matters Media co-founder and president Randi Belisomo spoke last year at the first End Well symposium.