Keynote speakers

Dr Kathryn Mannix FRCP
Founder member of the Association for Palliative Medicine; her first book ‘With the End in Mind’ was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize
Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW
Advance Care Planning Program Manager, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA


Cari Borenko, BA BSW RSW
Regional Lead Advance Care Planning, Fraser Health Authority BC, Clinical Instructor, Deptment of Medicine, University of British Columbia, National Task Group Member and Chair National Advance Care Planning Community of Practice, Advance Care Planning Canada, Serious Illness Program, Master Coach
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS
Director of Quality Initiatives in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate professor at Harvard Medical School
Kate DeBartolo
Senior Director, The Conversation Project, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Washington, DC, USA
Erik K. Fromme, MD, MCR
Senior Scientist, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs, Palliative Care Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Claire Henry MBE RGN BSc(hons) PGDip
Visiting Researcher Palliative and End of Life Care Study Group University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow Open University; Associate Florence Nightingale Foundation; Claire Henry Associates Ltd; Director The Loss Project
Maarie Hutana, RN
Māori Engagement Project Manager – Health Quality & Safety Commission
Ralf J. Jox, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Institute of Humanities in Medicine, and Chair in Geriatric Palliative Care, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Independent trainer and consultant in EoL Care and MCA. Developer of an End of Life training resource EoL Board Game “Circle of Life” and Human Rights
Prof Dr Yoshiyuki Kizawa
Department of Palliative Medicine, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan
Ida J. Korfage, PhD
Assistant professor, Erasmus MC, Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Joshua Lakin, MD
Senior Physician, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Palliative Care Consultant, Population Health Management, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Director, KidneyPal Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Faculty, Ariadne Labs, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr Cheng-Pei Lin
Assistant professor in Nursing at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University; Taipei, Taiwan; Visiting Research Fellow in Palliative Care at Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK
Maureen Lyon, PhD, FABPP
Clinical Health Psychologist, Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC, Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
Dr Diah Martina
Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Internist, Cipto Mangunkusumo National Center Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Prof Mignon McCulloch
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, IPTA Past President, SAPA President
Daniel Neves Forte, MD, PhD
Head – Palliative Care Program, Hospital Sírio-Libanes (Brazil); ICU Senior physician – ICHC, University of São Paulo; President – Bioethics Committee, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Past president – Brazilian Academy of Palliative Care
Dr Esther Ho Peiying
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Dr Jessica Simon, MB ChB, MRCP(UK), FRCPC
Professor and Division head for Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary, Canada
Dr Craig Sinclair
Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Rebecca Sudore, MD
Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, Director, Vulnerable Aging Research Core of the NIA-funded Pepper Center, Director, Innovation and Implementation Center of Aging & Palliative Care Research
Prof Nicola Wearne
Associate Professor, Consultant Nephrologist Groote Schuur Hospital / University of Cape Town [UCT] South Africa, Ba Med Science [USyd] MBChB – FCP Certificate of Nephrology [UCT]
Dr Aaron Kee Yee Wong, BMedSci, MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM
Palliative Medicine Physician & Clinical Trials Lead, Department of Palliative Care, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & The Royal Melbourne Hospital; PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Stephanie Anderson, DNP, RN
Executive Director, Respecting Choices, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, ACP-i Board Vice President
Prof Dr med. Dipl. Soz. Tanja Krones
Head of the Clinical Ethics Unit at the University Hospital Zurich, associated with the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich
Prof Dr Jürgen in der Schmitten
Family Practitioner and Head of Department at the dpt of General Practice, University Hospital of Essen
Prof Dr Jessica Simon
Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology University of Calgary, Canada
Leigh Manson, B.Proc, LLB, MBA
ACP National Programme Lead – Health Quality & Safety Commission, New Zealand
Dr Raymond Ng
Woodlands Health Campus, Singapore


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