ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
As a community, we recognize that health and well-being are both a gift and a responsibility. This becomes evident when either is threatened by a serious illness or loss. It is then we realize that end-of-life decisions and living with loss can be overwhelming and a very difficult time for families. As well, we understand that cultural differences, traditions and family history can impact an individual and the family’s ability to embrace end-of-life care, goals-of-care decision making, grief support and legacy planning. We see evidence every day that making decisions during a health crisis adds significantly to the confusion and burden experienced by patients and their families.
We believe that education for our community prior to a health crisis can empower and change the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
AS A PROFESSIONAL
We have gathered the experts in the fields and are poised and ready to answer your questions. All healthcare professionals need to be prepared for the important role they play in supporting families during what is often a very stressful time. This full-day educational symposium will provide critical education for professionals in the healthcare field to assist them in supporting the needs of our community. CEUs will be provided for some sessions.
AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER
We believe that education prior to a health crisis can empower and change the way families experience advanced illness and end of life, as well as recover from the loss of a loved one whether that loss be from illness or trauma. Preparing yourself is essential to this universal experience.
OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Karen Bullock is Professor and Assistant Dean of the School of S
Deborah Haskins is the current President for the Maryland Council
Yolonda Yvette Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Uni
Alvin L. Reaves, III is currently the Director of Palliative Me
Rev. Dr. Henry P. Davis III, Pastor First Baptist Church of Highl
Nadia Hassan is known amongst her peers as a Social Strategist fo
Roberta Rook has 20 years’ experience in the field of counselin
Rev. Laurie Hogge received her Master of Divinity in 2008. She wa
Cereta A. Lee was elected as the Register of Wills on November 7,
Rev. Brian Madison received his Master of Divinity in 2010. He wa
Ben Marcantonio currently serves as the President and CEO of Hosp
Patricia (Pat) Padgett is an active member of the First Baptist C
Eric Bush is the Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of the Chesapea
Rudolph Willis earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at
Koretta Skelton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has serv