Now in its 12th year, this signature community event engages medical and clinical leaders, health and social service professionals, and the public at large in meaningful conversation around end-of-life issues.

In 2020 we are delighted to host author and hospice and palliative care physician Dr. Michael K. Kearney and his spouse Dr. Radhule Weininger, co-authors of the 2009 JAMA paper Self-Care of Physicians Caring for Patients at the End of Life- “Being Connected…A Key to My Survival.”  A native of Ireland, Dr. Kearney has over 20 years’ experience in psychological and spiritual aspects of healthcare and almost 30 years in end-of-life care  – beginning as a consultant in palliative medicine and medical tutor at St. Christopher’s Hospice, London.

Promoting Healthcare Provider Resilience in an Era of Challenge

Cocktails and Conversation for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Social Workers

Savannah Country Club at 501 Wilmington Island Road
Thursday, January 30, 2020 between 6:00 and 8:00  p.m. RSVP 912.629.1043 or


Care for the Caregiver: The Importance of Self Compassion

Coffee and Conversation for Community members in the Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road
No RSVP is needed. Space limited to 300. (CEU’s available)

Friday, January 31, 2020 between 10:30 and noon


Occupational Stress Syndromes: How to Recognize, Mitigate and Recover

Grand Rounds at Memorial Health U.M.C.’s Medical Auditorium (CME’s available)
Friday, January 31, 2020  at 8:00 a.m.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:  St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations 

Supporting Sponsors: Meyer & Sayers, LLP,  Costrini Healthcare Decisions

Gift-in-kind donor: Savannah Technical College

Each year we invite experts to Savannah to speak to the medical and non-medical community about hospice and palliative care or about caregiver related topics. We have welcomed such noted speakers as  Papal appointee Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro (2019, )Angelo Volandes, MD (2018), Ira Byock, MD (2016), Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO (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) have shared their expertise and insights, inspiring new and improved ways to improve end-of-life care in our own community.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]