9th Annual Hospice Savannah Lecture Series to focus on Spiritual Caregiving

Each year we fulfill our mission of providing the best services and resources on living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss, by inviting experts to Savannah to speak to the medical and non-medical community. Please join us for one or more of the following events:

Medical professionals’ (social workers, RN’s, discharge planners, case managers etc.) lunch and panel* discussion: “The Religious Community’s Responsibility to Caregivers.” Facilitated by Dr. Leisa Easom, Executive Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. CEU’s available. Thursday, January 26 at noon. The Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah.  RSVP for complimentary lunch: 912.629.1080

Physician, VIP, and Spiritual leaders’ cocktail reception and conversation: “The Spiritual Caregiver”  A conversation with Dr. Kathleen Benton, Dr. Martin Greenberg, Dr. Brian Childs, Dr. Masood Ahmed and Dr. Leisa Easom.  Thursday, January 26 at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah. RSVP preferred: 912.629.1080

Grand Rounds at Memorial Health University Medical Center: “The Chaplain as part of the Healthcare Team” presented by Dr. Brian Childs, Director of Pastoral Care & Clinical Pastoral Education, Community Professor of Bioethics, Mercer University School of Medicine. Friday, January 27 at 8:00 a.m.

Community complimentary lunch and panel* discussion“The Caregiver Crisis and how Religious Communities can Help” at the Mercer Auditorium, 1250 E. 66th Street, Savannah. Facilitated by Dr. Leisa Easom, Executive Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Friday, January 27 at noon. RSVP for complimentary lunch: 912.629.1080

*Lunchtime panel includes Sr. Donna Marie Coward,  Rev. Thurmond Tillman, retired hospice and US Army chaplain Jeff Hartman, Temple Mickve Israel’s Rabbi Robert Haas, and Buckingham South’s executive director, Rita Slatus.

Prior notable speakers  have included author and leading palliative care physician, Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM (2016); palliative care pioneer Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM (2015); Petr Janata, PhD (2014); Jonathan K. Crane, PhD (2013); Daniel P. Sulmasy, PhD, MD (2012), Professor Paul A. Lombardo (2011), Robert L. Martensen, MD (2010); and Marcia F. Levinson, PT, PhD (2009) speaking on essential subjects ranging from ethics, to law, to the joyful possibilities for music therapy in end-of-life care.                                 

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors: Bart, Meyer & Company, the Endowment Fund of the Georgia Medical Society and St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations.