I hope you will join me for our 7th Annual Lecture Series featuring Dr. Thomas J. Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As part of our mission to provide the community with the best resources on end-of-life and palliative care issues, we will be hosting a community lecture with a complimentary luncheon on Friday, January 30 at 12 noon sponsored by Bart, Meyer & Company. Dr. Smith has entitled his community 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.” It will be held at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA), 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah. As a passionate pioneer in palliative care, a relatively young, board-certified specialty, Dr. Smith advocates for physicians and others to have open and honest communications with patients, to set medically appropriate goals and to provide the best symptom management. He is a marvelous speaker and I look forward to a lively conversation and discussion. Please join me! RSVP for the complimentary lunch by calling 912.298.0313 and full details on the lecture series can be found here.