Dying in America – IOM webinar on new report

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On September 17, 2014, the Institute of Medicine released the report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, in which an expert committee identified “persistent major gaps in care near the end of life that require urgent attention from numerous stakeholder groups.” The committee made comprehensive recommendations in the areas of care delivery, clinician-patient communication and advance care planning, professional education and development, payment systems and policies, and public engagement and education.

The webinar will be held November 10, 2014, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST.

The webinar will review the recommendations, explore possible next steps and barriers to implementation, and provide an opportunity for stakeholder groups to join the conversation. The webinar will feature brief presentations and an extended Q&A session with:

• Philip Pizzo (committee co-chair), Stanford University School of Medicine
• David M. Walker (committee co-chair), Former U.S Comptroller General
• Christian Sinclair (committee member), Gentiva Health Services (through September 2014)
• Adrienne Stith Butler (study director), Institute of Medicine 

Participants are encouraged to submit comments and questions for the presenters prior to the webinar using this form. Selected comments and questions will be addressed during the presentations. An extended Q&A opportunity for all participants will follow.

For more information about the report and related resources, visit www.iom.edu/endoflife.

Registration is required to attend the webinar via Webex and space is limited. Please contact Laura DeStefano (202-334-3268; ldestefano@nas.edu) with questions.

For those unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the IOM’s website following the event. To access the webinar and the presentations after November 10, please visit www.iom.edu/endoflife.


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