Spirituality Research Symposium

Posted by on May 07, 2012

Announcing Penn Medicine’s Spirituality Research Symposium –  June 13, 2012

Penn Medicine’s fifteenth annual Spirituality Research Symposium: “Spirituality & Palliative Care” is set for June 13, 2012, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Research Building II/III Auditorium.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and the program will run 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

The event is FREE and open to all in the Health System, the University, and the local community.

Featured speakers include Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH, and Michael J. Balboni, MDiv, ThD, PhD, from Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research; whose work on spirituality and end-of-life care has included research on patients’ experience of advanced illness, the role of spirituality in health care decision-making, and the effect of spiritual support on medical costs.

For more information, visit http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/pastoral/events/spirit_research.html or call 215-662-2591.

The program is sponsored by the Penn Medicine Department of Pastoral Care and the Penn Medicine Palliative Care Program.

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