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|Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Dawn M. Gross, MD, PhD
The He(art) and Science of Collaboration
Dawn M. Gross, MD, PhD, is dedicated to transforming the taboo around talking about death. Following her father’s death, she began her practice as a hospice physician, joining the palliative care staff at UCSF where she had completed her post-doctoral research. A story-teller at heart, her writing has appeared in several anthologies and peer-reviewed publications, including JAMA. In 2016, she became the host of a live, call-in radio program, Dying To Talk, the first of its kind. She inspires us to stay in perpetual discovery of what is uniquely essential to us, to talk about it with the people we love, and to relentlessly pursue a healthcare system that is equally interested and curious to discover what these things are, ensuring the care that matters is the only care delivered.
|Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. ~ James L. Mason, PhD
Chaplains in the 21st Century: Implication for Leadership in the Face of Difference
James L. Mason, PhD, is the Chief Diversity Officer for Providence Health & Services in Oregon. He is the former Director of the Office of Multicultural Health for the State of Oregon and co-founded the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health. As a consultant for the Georgetown University Child Development Center, Dr. Mason collaborated in developing a model for assessing cultural competence. He has consulted on matters of work force diversity and the delivery of cultural competence throughout North and Latin America. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Portland State University and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
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|Rev. Richard Tessmer Leadership Lecture
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ~ Revd. Dr. Steve Nolan
Lifting the Lid on Chaplaincy: A First Look at Findings from Chaplains’ Case Study Research
Steve Nolan, PhD, is an accredited integrative counselor and psychotherapist with the
The Rev. Richard Tessmer Leadership Lecture honors the memory of Dick Tessmer, longtime chaplain, supervisor, and pillar of the NACC. The lecture is sponsored by AMITA Health, a faith-based health system created by the Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health.
|Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ~ Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA
The Healing Profession
Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, is a staff neurologist in the Cleveland Clinic Health System where she became the Chief Experience Officer in 2015. She previously served as Medical Director of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication, an experience captured in her book Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way: How to Drive a Relationship-Centered Strategy for Superior Patient Experience. Dr. Boissy chairs the Empathy and Innovation Summit, the largest independent summit on patient experience in the world. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient Experience, was awarded an Arnold P. Gold Foundation grant for humanism in medicine, and is a Harvard Macy Scholar. She cares deeply about the human experience as embodied in her TEDx talk “Seeing and Being Seen: A Call for Healing.”
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