February 2, 2009
Contact: Melissa DelaCalzada
San Diego Hospice
619-278-6139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the Secret of Living Life to the Fullest with National Expert Dr. Ira Byock
Special health seminar hosted by San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
on Wednesday, February 18, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(San Diego) - The Friends of Hospice, a loyal donor community of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine supporters, hosts a special health seminar emphasizing the importance of living life to the fullest, especially at the end, featuring national author and medical expert Dr. Ira Byock.
The event begins with a tour of the San Diego Hospice Inpatient Care Center and campus, followed by a panel discussion by palliative care experts from The Institute for Palliative Medicine. Dr. Byock discusses his latest book The Four Things that Matter Most during a sit-down lunch, followed by a book signing. The event takes place Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine in Hillcrest. Admission is $50 per person and includes lunch. To RSVP or for more information, contact the San Diego Hospice Foundation at 619-278-6440 or email@example.com.
About Ira Byock, MD
Dr. Ira Byock, MD is Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and professor at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. He has authored numerous articles on the ethics and practice of hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. His first book, Dying Well, (1997) has become a standard in the field. His most recent book, The Four Things that Matter Most, (2004) is used as a counseling tool widely by palliative care and hospice programs, as well as within pastoral care. He has also been a featured guest on numerous national television and radio programs, including NPR: All Things Considered and Fresh Air, ABC Nightline, CBS 60 Minutes and PBS The News Hour.
About San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine
San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine. the leader in the relief of suffering, is one of the 10 largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospices in the country, with the largest resource in the world for training palliative medicine physicians and other specialists. The organization brings compassionate, expert medical care to more than 1,000 seriously ill adults and children each day throughout San Diego County. More information is available online at www.sdhospice.org