Annual Lecture Series features Johns Hopkins’ renowned Palliative Care expert.
Hospice Savannah, Inc. & The Steward Center for Palliative Care’s 7th Annual Lecture Series will feature Thomas J. Smith, MD, the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine, Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Smith will present “Integrating Palliative Care into our Practice, with some Pearls” at Memorial Health University Medical Center’s Grand Rounds on This event is sponsored by Dr. Martin H. Greenberg; CME’s and CEU’s are available.
The public is warmly invited to attend the community lecture and complimentary luncheon sponsored by The Georgia Medical Society’s Endowment Fund and by Bart, Meyer & Company. Dr. Smith’s talk “Things no one wants to think about, but should: The advantages of advance care planning, or, How I taught my nephew how to make my special peach cobbler” will be held at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah at 912.298.0313. CEU’s are available.. RSVP for the complimentary lunch by calling
As a passionate pioneer in the relatively young board-certified specialty of palliative care, Dr. Smith advocates for open and honest communication with patients, setting medically appropriate goals, and offering the best symptom management. He believes, “Too many physicians avoid uncomfortable conversations regarding pain and difficult decisions about patients’ future,” and wishes his peers would learn to use the three simple words, ‘Tell me more’ when speaking with their patients. Dr. Smith will provide evidence-based research to show how early access to hospice and palliative care actually extends life, and through honest and engaging discussion will share practical tools to deal with difficult physician-patient conversations.
More information at www.HospiceSavannah.org/