Hope and Resilience at the End-of-Life Featuring BJ Miller and Jessica Zitter

Hosted by Barnabas Health Hospice and Rutgers School of Nursing, 03-07-2018
Mar 07
When: March 7th and 8th 2018 from 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Dr. New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Join Barnabas Health Hospice and Rutgers School of Nursing this spring for a very special end-of-life conference.


"Hope and Resilience at the End-of-Life" will feature presentations from nationally recognized physicians and other health care leaders including keynote speakers BJ Miller, MD, and Jessica Zitter, MD, author of Extreme MeasuresBoth will address the conference theme of instilling hope for terminally-ill patients to have a positive life experience until the very end.


Health care professionals and students, religious leaders, volunteers, and community members are invited to attend. Approximately 12.5 continuing education contact hours will be offered. Please register by using the form below.


About the Keynote Speakers


BJ Miller, MD, is one of the preeminent speakers on patient-centered care, palliative and end-of-life care. Drawing on his ability as a physician, former executive director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a health care system that maximizes quality of life and that minimizes unnecessary suffering. His TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” can be viewed below and is about encouraging empathic end-of-life care, with some discussion on keeping the patient at the center of care, has garnered over 5 and one-half million views and ranked among the most viewed talks. The New York Times article, “One Man's Quest to Change the Way We Die,” featured his story, and he was recently a guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday talk show.



Jessica Zitter, MD, practices ICU and palliative care at the county hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. An Oscar and Emmy-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix, features her work. She regularly lectures and speaks on the radio on the topic of dying in America.


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