Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care invites you to join us for a conversation between two of the preeminent voices in end-of-life care, Dr. BJ Miller and Dr. Sunita Puri entitled “What Matters Most at the End of Life?” moderated by Minnesota’s own Cathy Wurzer.

Both Dr. Miller and Dr. Puri are champions of a patient-centered care that focuses on what matters most to individuals as they face serious illness or the end of their lives. In practice they work to help patients have meaningful experiences and quality time filled with what is important to them, rather than merely preventing death.

Dr. Puri and Dr. Miller have compelling life stories that have brought them to specialize in palliative care; through their writing, speaking, and advocacy, they have become internationally recognized leaders. MNHPC is proud to bring them to Minnesota and eager to share their unique voices.

As part of the Matters of Death and Life Conversation Series, this event seeks to engage a wide audience in thinking and talking about the end of life. We believe that living with an awareness of our own mortality can help us to have richer, more meaningful lives. This event is open to all and intended for a wide audience. Dr. Miller and Dr. Puri are engaging, inspiring speakers who see death not as a medical event but a universal experience that can teach us much about how to live. We know this will be an uplifting, life affirming evening. Please join us!

Monday, April 6th, 2020
6:30-8:30 PM
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Tickets: $39 in advance $49 at the event

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Wondering what to do for dinner? Come early and eat at the RiverCentre. When you register you can purchase a ticket for a pre-event dinner, including a salad station, pasta station, chicken or vegetarian entre, and dessert. Dinner add-on tickets are $25 per person. 


About the evening's speakers

Dr. BJ Miller

After suffering a tragic accident as a college student that left him with both legs and one of his arms amputated, BJ Miller found himself reimagining his own life. He returned to Princeton, changed his major to art history and started on a path that would lead him to become one of the most well known and respected palliative care doctors in America today. With a TED talk that has been viewed over nine million times, appearances on national media for an audience that reaches far beyond
the healthcare community including an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and a newly published book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death, Dr. Miller is a visionary who advocates a reimagining of how we care for people, especially those at the end of life.

Dr. Sunita Puri

The path to becoming a palliative care physician for Sunita Puri could be traced to her early life when, as a child of immigrant parents, she navigated the gulf between her parents’ experiences of extreme poverty in India and her experience living in Kentucky, the child of an anesthesiologist and an engineer. She found the two factors that helped her connect the two worlds were medicine and spirituality. The tension between medicine’s desire to preserve life and her spirituality’s embrace of the impermanent led her to palliative care. The publication of her book, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, has garnered her much acclaim and positioned her as one of the most influential and inspirational voices bridging the gap between medical intervention and acceptance of--even reverence for--the impermanence of life.

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