2019 Conference Speakers

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Brendan Abel Brendan Abel, JD
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Counsel
Massachusetts Medical Society
Marcia Angell Marcia Angell, MD
Faculty, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Britta van Beers Britta van Beers, PhD
Associate Professor at the Department of Legal Theory and Legal History
Department of Legal Theory
VU University Amsterdam
Nancy Berlinger Nancy Berlinger, PhD
Research Scholar
The Hastings Center
John Bostwick J. Michael Bostwick, MD
Professor of Psychiatry,  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Mara Buchbinder Mara Buchbinder, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  Tracey Bush, MSW, LCSW
Regional Practice Leader for Medical Social Work and the End of Life Option Act
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Dan Diaz Dan Diaz
Patients' Rights Advocate, Widower of Brittany Maynard
Lachlan Forrow Lachlan Forrow, MD
General Internist and Director of Ethics and Palliative Care Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Linda Ganzini M.D., M.P.H. Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
  Ann Gordon, MPH
Program Manager End of Life Option
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Jennifer Gibson Jennifer Gibson, PhD
Director, and Sun Life Financial Chair
in Bioethics
Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
University of Toronto
Vicki Jackson Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Chief, Palliative Care Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
John Kelly John Kelly
Director, Second Thoughts
New England Regional Director,
Not Dead Yet
Koenig Barbara Barbara Koenig, PhD
Professor, Institute for Health and Aging 
and Department of Anthropology, History and Social MedicineDirector, UCSF Bioethics
Karen Ladin Keren Ladin, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Tufts University Graduate School of Arts
and Sciences
terri laws Terri Laws, PhD
Assistant Professor, African American Studies and Health and Human Services
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Trudo Lemmens Trudo Lemmens, CandJur, LicJur, LLM, DCL
Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy
University of Toronto
Diane Meie Diane E. Meier, MD
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Co-director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai
Petrillo Laura Laura Petrillo, MD
Assistant in Medicine
Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Thaddeus Pope Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD
Director, Health Law Institute
Professor of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Timothy E. Quill, MD Timothy E. Quill, MD
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rubin-Emily Emily Rubin, MD, JD, MSHP
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital Optimum
Care Committee
Carmel Shachar Carmel Shachar, JD, MPH
Executive Director
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Lonny Shavelson, MD Lonny Shavelson, MD
Head, Consultants & Patient Advocates Team
Bay Area End of Life Options
Millie Solomon Mildred D. Solomon, EdD
The Hastings Center
Sigrid Sterckx Sigrid Sterckx, PhD
Professor of Ethics and Political
and Social Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
and Moral Sciences
Ghent University
Thomas Strouse Thomas Strouse, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education
Medical Director, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
Jame Tulsky

James Tulsky, MD
Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care and Institute Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD
Program Director, Master of Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Neil Wenger Neil Wenger, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine, UCLA
Matthew Wynia Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
Center for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado

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