Monday, April 15, 2019
6-9:15 p.m. | Registration, Networking, Program, Book Signing, VIP Reception
DoubleTree By Hilton – Bloomington Minneapolis South | 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care is proud to welcome Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD and Buddhist teacher Frank Ostaseski for a very special conversation about perspectives on the end of life.
Dr. Zitter, a critical and palliative care specialist, is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America and is committed to mainstreaming conversations about death and dying. Author of the book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better path to the End of Life, Zitter offers a front line perspective on navigating the difficult journey toward death but living the best life possible through it all.
A Buddhist teacher and leader in the field of end-of-life care, Frank Ostaseski is the founder of the Zen Hospice Project and the Metta Institute, an organization that trains professionals in matters related to the end of life. He is the author of the book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach us About Living Fully. Drawing on his decades of experience with people at the end of life and those who care for them, Ostaseski believes that reflecting on death can help people become the best, most whole versions of themselves.
The evening will be facilitated by Cathy Wurzer, host of MPR’s Morning Edition and TPT’s Almanac. She co-authored the book We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying with Bruce Kramer, a book which chronicled Kramer’s journey with ALS and inspired conversations about the end of life and living well in the face of serious illness and death.
We hope you’ll join us for this very special evening. Giving Voice will provide music and refreshments will be available. It is sure to be an inspiring, uplifting event.