Himan Brown Symposium 2017: BJ Miller
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Location: AXA Center (787 7th Ave between 51st and 52nd, Manhattan)
Description: We invite you to The New Jewish Home’s 2017 Himan Brown Symposium with keynote speaker Dr. BJ Miller on Thursday, September 28. Please join us for a cocktail reception at 6:00PM. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
We are honored to welcome Dr. Miller, a hospice and palliative medicine physician who advocates about “What Really Matters at the End of Life," creating a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Read more about his inspiring message and compelling personal story in this article in The New York Times Magazine.
Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on palliative and end of life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life.
Dr. Miller has lectured widely on all aspects of palliative care, as well as person-centered care, the therapeutic potential of aesthetics, and how to design for life. His TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” is a moving reflection of his vision to make empathic end-of-life care available to all, and has garnered over 4 million views to date.
He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and is an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics.