LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF
End Well speakers are pushing boundaries and inspiring possibilities.
The End Well symposium has announced its first batch of 2018 speakers.
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.