(Last updated - January 2017-scroll down to view current & previous engagements)

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2016
-2017


Keynote Address: Annual Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Forum Clinical Conference

October16-17,19 2017
TBA

Clerkships
NEA/ETC & Palliative Care
UMass Medical School, Worcester

October 21-22, 2017
Facilitators' Training
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center 
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM 
jeffsplacemetrowest.org

November date POSTPONED.
Aging, Alzheimer’s & the Human Spirit
Lasell Village, Auburndale
Froebel Classroom 10:30am-noon
Lunch provided

April 19, 2017
Celebration of Phyllis Silverman: A Pioneer in Living with Dying

Brandeis University
Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Waltham 2:30-5PM
click to view program

January 7-8, 2017
Facilitators' Training
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
jeffsplacemetrowest.org

November 22, 2016
Humanities, Healing Arts & Medicine
2nd Annual Symposium for Cultural Inclusion
UMass Boston
click to view program and register
#Arts4Inclusion #culturalinclusion

November 16, 2016
The Healing Power of Hope, Grief and Human Connection
Making the Sunrise as Good as the Sunset

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
First Parish Church
50 Church St. Waltham 8:15AM-Noon
click to view program

November 5-11, 2016
International Workgroup on Death, Dying & Bereavement

Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Scotland
https://www.iwgddb.com

September 27, 2016
Facing Death: Connecting to What Matters
Good Shepherd Community Care
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium
330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 6:00PM
click to view Good Shepherd Community Care Program
click to view Newton Free Library Program

May 11-13, 2016
Keynote Address
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work: Art, Spirit and Soul
Bereavement in a Modern World: Global and Individual Perspectives

Australian Center for Grief and Bereavement
Baywood Eden, Melbourne

April 7-8, 2016
Faculty Development
New England AIDS Education & Training Ctr
Embassy Suites, Waltham, MA

March 19-20, 2016
Facilitators’ Training

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
http://jeffsplacemetrowest.org/

March 11, 2016
Don’t Be a Boiling Frog: Take Action to Prevent Burnout
AAHPM & HPNA 2016 Annual Assembly

Chicago, IL

February 25, 2016
Keynote Address
The Art of Successful Aging

Ninth Annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute
Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL

January 19, 2016
Ars Moriendi: The ‘Good’ Death in the 21st Century
LOOK AGAIN! Dialoguing with Art

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Williams Winter Study Course,
Williamstown, MA
1-4PM

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2015

January 8, 2015
Ars Moriendi: The ‘Good’ Death in the 21st Century
LOOK AGAIN! Dialoguing with Art

Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Williams Winter Study Course, Williamstown, MA
1-4PM

March 10, 2015
Images of Grief and Healing

Maud Morgan Arts Gallery 6-8PM
Cambridge, MA
http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/upcominglecture_griefandhealing.htm

March 15-16, 2015
Innovative Approaches to Enhance Training and Education Programs

Faculty Development Course
New England AIDS Education & Training Center
Marriott Hotel, Providence, RI
http://www.neaetc.org

April 11-12, 2015
Volunteer Facilitators’ Training

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
http://jeffsplacemetrowest.org/

April 16, 2015
Grief and the Expressive Arts: Images, Insights & Interventions

The Children’s Room
Arlington, MA 11:30-2PM
http://www.childrensroom.org

May 21-22, 2015
Painting the Picture: Messaging Metrics and Mission
Keynote Address
Art, Spirit & Soul: The Awe & Mystery of Our Work
Workshop: Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations: Reflective Practice and Renewal

Annual FL Hospice and Palliative Care Forum Clinical Conference
Hilton Orlando, FL
http://floridahospices.org/forum/

May 30, 2015
2nd Annual Creative Health Conference
Keynote Address

University of Southern Maine
Gorham, ME
http://www.mainemusicandhealth.com

June 6-7, 2015
Camp Kangaroo
http://seasonsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SHF_CampKangaroo_brochure_general_NewtonMA.pdf

September 19-20 2015
Volunteer Facilitators’ Training
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
http://jeffsplacemetrowest.org

September 25-27, 2015
Keynote Address Last Rights/Last Rites: The Healing Power of Hope,
Human Connection and Grief
Workshop: Using the Visual Arts
Health Care Ethics & Humanities in Medicine
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center Wheeling,WV
 
Plenary Session Evaluations
Humanities Workshop Evaluations

October 5-8, 2015
Marion Primomo Endowment Inaugural Lecture
and Visiting Professorship
Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
Grand Rounds:TBA
(Family Medicine, Palliative Care, Ethics)
UT Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas

view promo pamphlet

October 14-18, 2015
Association for Behavioral Science & Medical Education
45th Anniversary Meeting
IPECP: Linking the Arts
and Sciences to Promote Patient-Centered Care
Honoree, Lifetime Achievement Award
Commons Hotel Noble House, Minneapolis, MN

October 22, 2015
WomenExplore Lecture & Discussion Forum
What Matters to me and Why
Ars Moriendi: The ‘Good’ Death
in the 21st Century
Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St.
Harvard Square, Cambridge
11:30AM-1PM
http://www.womenexplore.org

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2014

January 11-12, 2014
Volunteer Facilitator Trainings

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
click to view

January 15, 2014
The ‘Good Death’ in the 21st Century
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
Grand Rounds 7:30AM
click for evaluations

January 30-31, 2014
Annual Faculty Development Program
New England AIDS Education & Training Ctrs
Omni Hotel, New Haven CT

February 18, 2014
The Wholeness in Us Serving the Wholeness in Other
William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College
Cushing Hall, Workshop 1-4PM

March 10, 2014
LOOK AGAIN: Techniques for Reflective Practice,
Community Building and Renewal

SWHPN Annual Assembly
San Diego, CA Session Q 11AM-noon

April, 9-12, 2014
Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health
Global Alliance for Arts & Health
25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

April 9, 2014
New Dynamics of Hospice and Palliative Care

Preconference Session
9AM-12:30AM
http://www.thesah.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=979
This session will be led by Sandra Bertman PhD, FT Distinguished Professor of Thantology and Arts at the National Center for Death Education. She will be addressing "Art, Spirit and Soul: The Good Death for the 21st Century". Sandra is the 2013 recipient of the Janice Palmer Award from the Global Alliance for Arts and Health and an engaging speaker. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying overhead; but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair - Chinese Proverb. Sandra will be joined by Molly Carlile FAICD, FACN, General Manager Integrated Cancer Services at Austin Health Melbourne Area, Australia. Molly is a multi-award winning palliative care activist, author and international speaker, known as the Deathtalker who supports people to become informed about death and grief in order to live life fully. The session will conclude with a hands-on arts experience with Marlene Alexander from Partners in Care in Bend, Oregon. Marlene is amulti-talented artist who has a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine from University of Florida. She will teach session participants how to facilitate caregiver art experiences on location. Bring your iPads!

April 11, 2014
LOOK AGAIN! Techniques for Reflective Practice, Community Building and Renewal from the Arts
Global Alliance for Arts and Health, Houston, TX
11:30AM-12:30PM

April, 23, 2014
Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations: Techniques for Reflective Practice, Community Building and Renewal From the Arts

ADEC 36th Annual Conference Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Half Day Workshop
1:3O pm-5:00pm

May 8-10, 2014
Ageing, Alzheimer's and the Human Spirit: Images, Insights and Interventions from the Arts

The Visual Image and the Future of Medical Humanities Conference
Galveston, TX

July 21-26, 2014
Summer Institute for Grief and Loss National Center for Death Education

Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

November 11, 2014
Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH) Meeting

159 Ward St. Studio, Newton, MA
7-9:30PM

November 14,2014
The Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation: Multicultural Perspectives
Course: Advanced Trauma, Theory, Treatment

Mass School of Professional Psychology, Newton
1:30-4:30PM

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2013

March 17-19, 2013
The Arch of Arts in Health
International Conference
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Isreal
click to view

March 9-10, 2013
Facilitator's Training

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center
Framingham, MA 9AM-5PM
click to view

April 11-12, 2013
Healing Communities Through the Arts

24th Annual Conference Global Alliance for Arts & Health
(formerly Society for Arts in Healthcare)
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC

*Recipient 2013 Janice Palmer Award for Outstanding Leadership to the Arts & Health field.
click to view

April 28-May 2, 2013
International Workgroup on Death, Dying & Bereavement
Recipient Herman Feifel Award for Lifetime Achievements in Thanatology
Victoria, Canada
photos coming soon

May 8-9, 2013
AIDS Education & Training Centers
Faculty Development Workshop
Joint Venture NEAIDS/ETC & NY/NJ ETCs
Boston, MA TBA

July, 22-26, 2013
Summer Institute on Grief and Loss
National Center for Death Education
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

September 10, 2013
Thanatology: The Art of Palliative Care

Azores Visiting Delegation
UMass Medical School
4:30-5:15PM

October 11, 2013
Advanced Trauma: Essential Grief Dynamics
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Mills Street, Newton, MA 1-3:30PM

October 17-19, 2013
Humanizing Health Care:
Reducing Disparities through Interprofessional Teams
Association for Behavioral Sciences & Medical Education
Hotel Viking Newport, RI
click for program

November 4, 2013
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work: Art, Spirit and Soul
Annual Palliative Care Conference
8-12 noon Embassy Suites Conference Ctr, Toronto Canada
click for evaluations
click for flier

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2012

January 15-16, 2012
Quarterly Training for Jeff's Place Facilitators

Ward Street Studio, Newton 9-5PM

March 9, 2012 Reflections on Wholeness
AAHPM & HPNA Assembly
Denver, Colorado
Now an annual tradition, this 2012 Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held on Friday, March 9, 6-7 pm, at the Annual Assembly. Reflections on Wholeness will feature a visual experience created by Sandra Bertman, PhD FT, a 2011 Annual Assembly Plenary Presenter.

2012 Service of Remembrance and Celebration
Now an annual tradition, this service will be held on Friday, March 9, 6-7 pm, at the Annual Assembly. Reflections on Wholeness will feature a visual experience created by Sandra Bertman, PhD FT, a 2011 Annual Assembly Plenary Presenter. 

March 19, 2012
The Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation

Jeff’s Place  Children’s Bereavement Center
Workshop  5:30-9:30PM
Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland

March 31, 2012 LOOK AGAIN: Grief Dynamics & Therapeutic Competency
Association for Death Education & Counseling Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
click for evaluations

April 21, 2012
Visual AIDS and Cultural Humility

Global Health and Innovations Conference
Yale University, New Haven

May 3, 2012
Hospice Palliative Care & Spirituality SIG Summit

May 4, 2012
LOOK AGAIN: Reflective Practice, Community Building & Renewal
The Society for Arts in Healthcare Annual Meeting Detroit, Michigan

June 21, 2012
Opening Address: Palliative and End-of-Life Issues
Tufts University School of Medicine
Public Health and Professional Degree Program
http://publichealth.tufts.edu/Academics/MS-Pain-Research-Education-and-Policy/PREP-Distance-Learning
Boston, MA 7-8:30PM

July 23-27, 2012
Summer Institute on Grief and Loss
http://www.mountida.edu/sp.cfm?pageid=691
Exercising Our Therapeutic Imagination: Techniques for Reflective Practice and Renewal from the Arts
Day-Long Workshop (Friday, July 27, 2012)
click for evaluations

September 28, 2012
Keynote Address: Living with Dying in the 21st Century
New England Association on HIV Over Fifty (NEAHOF)
7th Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum 9AM-4PM
click for program

October 4-6, 2012
Recalibrating Our Ethical Compass
LOOK AGAIN! Reflections on Wholeness

Association for Behavioral Science and Medical Education
(ABSAME) San Antonio, Tx
click for evaluations
click for comments

October 17, 2012
Learning to Stay: What the Humanities Teach Us About Being Present with Suffering
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
Pre-Conference Day-Long Workshop 8AM-4PM
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
click for program

October 19, 2012
End-of-life Care, Choices and Conversations

Massachusetts Gerontology Association MGA 2012 Annual Fall Policy Forum
Lasell College, Newton, Dewitt Hall 12-4PM
click for programs detail
click for temporary requested follow-up

November 30-December 1, 2012
Arts in the CommonHealth
Engaging Creativity: Changing Expectations

Lesley University Annual Conference
Cambridge MA Campus Details TBA
click to view program

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2011

January 19, 2011
Ars Moriendi: The Good Death in the 21st Century

Medical Grand Rounds North Shore Medical Center
Lynn, MA 8-9:30AM

January 25—28, 2011
Nancy Smith Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
Costal Carolina University (CCU), South Carolina

January 25, 2011
Other Ways of Knowing: Women's Aging and the Arts"

Nancy Smith Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Master Class, CCU, EHFA 244, 6-8:30PM
click for flyer

January 26, 2011
Facing Death: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief
Public Lecture,  CCU, Wall Auditorium, 4-6PM click for poster

February 02, 2011
One Breath Apart; Facing Dissection

UMass Medical School
Amphitheatre 2, 1:45-2:45PM

February 18, 2011
Art, Spirit and Soul: The Awe and Mystery of Our Work

Humanities Plenary Speaker, Annual Assembly
American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and Hospice & Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA) Vancouver Convention Center, Canada

click to see evaluations

March 26, 2011 "'Look Again': Strategic Arts-Based Education in Medical Schools"
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College Collegeville, PA 1:00—4:30PM
Reception 5:00—6:00 pm
Reservations recommended, as seating will be limited
Please call Sue Calvin at 610-409-3500

April 13-17, 2011 Advancing Patient-Centered Arts Society for Arts in Healthcare (SAH)
Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel, Burlingame, CA
Inspire Me With Examples: A Dynamic Showcase of How Arts --Enhance Medical Education,
Experiential Creative Workshop, April 16, 4:15-6PM
Blurring the Boundaries: Combining Holistic Care, Spirituality and the Arts
April 17, 10:30-11:40AM

April 22, 2011 HeArt, Spirit and Soul: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief
Appreciation Program Honoring Nursing Home Ombudsman Volunteers
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Laurence, MA
Bldg 5, 2nd floor Conference Room, 10-11:30AM
Contact Rose McGarry, Ombudsman Program Director, 978-946-1380

April 25, 2011 Jeff's Way Facilitator's Training
10 Laurel Ave. Suite 350, Wellesley, MA. Bldg
2nd floor Conference Room, 5:30-9:30PM

April 29-May 1, 2011 Hope & Healing in Death & Dying: Moving On
Peace Village Learning & Retreat Center, Haines Falls, NY
contact Camren Palmer, RN:pol@pointoflife.org/516 773-7320
or www.peace-village.org or call 518-589-5000 click for program

June 3, 2011 Ars Moriendi: The 'Good Death' in the 21st Century
Palliative Care, Grand Rounds, Salem Hospital, MA
North Shore Medical Center, 8-9AM
contact Coleen Reid, MD. CMREID@PARTNERS.ORG

June 22, 2011
Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations: Techniques for Reflective Practice and Renewal

Association for Death Education & Counseling (ADEC)
Professional Institute Pre-Conference Workshop
InterContinental Miami, Miami, FL
8AM-noon

July 1, 2011
The Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation
International Center for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience
University of Haifa, Israel

August 17, 2011
The Use of the Arts in the Self-Care of Health Practitioners
Society for Arts in Healthcare Webinar, 2-3PM click for link

September 23, 2011
HIV/AIDS and Aging
National Association of HIV/AIDS Over Fifty (HIVOF)
University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus Boston, MA 9AM–4PM

October 4, 2011
One Breath Apart; Facing Dissection

UMass Medical School Amphitheatre 2, 1:45-2:45PM

October 14, 2011
LOOK AGAIN!: Strategies for Reflective Practice in Medical Education
Preparing Providers for Health Care Reform

Assoc. for Behavioral Science and Medical Education (ABSAME)
Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, OR Fri 7-10PM

October 28, 2011
Why We Need the Arts in Medicine

The Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH) Symposium
Berklee College of Music 921 Boylston St Boston, 9AM–5PM

November 14, 2011
Look Again!: Cultural Images of Grief and Loss
Wheelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St.
Rm 105 6:45-9PM

November 15, 2011
An Image a Day: Children, Families & Death
Palliative Care Forum
Mass General Hospital, Boston MA 2PM

November 17, 2011
Ars Moriendi: The ‘Good’ Death in the 21st Century
Grand Rounds
Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

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2010

March 10, 2010
Aging, Alzheimer’s and the Arts: Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations
Hospice of the Good Shepherd Center for Life Transitions & National Center for Death Education
Mount Ida College, Newton MA 6-8PM click for flier, program description, evaluations

April 10, 2010 Speaking the Unspeakable: Stories Sacred and Profane
ADEC 32nd Annual Conference: It’s All About the Stories
Hyatt Crown Ctr, Kansas City, MO click for program

April 30, 2010
Integrating the Arts into Medical Education: From Dissection to Palliative Care
pARTners for HEALTH, Society for the Arts in Healtcare’s 21st Annual International Conference
Hilton Minneapolis, 9-10:45AM click for session

June 1, 2010
Culture Day
Keynote Address: Multicultural Perspectives on the Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation

University of Vermont Medical School, Burlington registration click for flier

September 17, 2010
HIV/AIDS and the Media
National Association of HIV/AIDS Over Fifty (HIVOF)

Annual Conference, University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus
Boston, MA 9AM–4PM

September 19, 2010
Jeff's Place Facilitator's Training I

10 Laurel Ave. Suite 350, Wellesley, MA. Bldg 2nd floor
Conference Room, 9AM-4PM

October 2, 2010
Ars Moriendi: The ‘Good’ Death in the 21st Century

The Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH) Symposium Berklee College of Music 921 Boylston St Boston, 9AM–5PM

October 15, 2010
Aging, Alzheimer’s and the Arts: Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations

Beyond Cognitive Competence:
Providing Substantive Experiences in Health Care
Best Practice and Advocacy,
Assoc. for Behavioral Science and Medical Education (ABSAME)
AVIA Hotel, Savannah, GA, 12:30-2PM

October 22, 2010
The Use of the Arts in the Self-Care of Health Practitioners

American Association for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH)
Hilton Bayside, San Diego, 1-2:30PM

November 6, 2010
Thinking Outside the Box: Principles, Paradoxes and Paradigms of End-of-Life Care

Featured Speaker, End of Life Symposium, , Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, Co-sponsored by
Cincinnati Academy of Medicine and Union Institute & University, 9AM-3PM

November 6, 2010
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Grief

Professional Development Institute
Wheelock College, Boston MA 4-5:30PM
click to view program
Contact: Paul Thayer pthayer@wheelock.edu

November 15, 2010
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Grief: Compassion Fatigue and Cultural Humility

Professional Development Institute
Wheelock College, Boston MA 6:30PM-9PM
Contact: Paul Thayer pthayer@wheelock.edu

November 17, 2010
Aging, Alzheimer’s & the Arts: Mind Matters

North Hill Retirement Community Lecture Series,
Dedham, MA 2PM

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2009

January 9, 2009
A Global Look at Grief and Loss: Art, Spirit and Soul
National Center for Death Education, Mount Ida
Newton, MA 9:30AM-4PM

February 4, 2009
Visual Case Studies: Illuminating the Essentials in Chronic and Terminal Illness
UMass Graduate School of Nursing, Worcester 8-10AM

February 18, 2009
Art and Medicine: Restoring the SOUL to Healthcare
Novasoutheastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL

March 3, 2009
Exercising Our Therapeutic Imaginations: The Awe and Mystery of Our Work
Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Newton, MA
9:30-10:30AM

March 27, 2009
Humanities and Arts in Palliative Care:
History Project AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly

Austin Convention Ctr, Texas
4:45-5:50PM

April 7, 2009
Grief Dynamics II: Dying and Its Aftermath
College of Nursing and Health Professions,
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Half-day seminar 8AM-12:30PM click for program

April, 2009:
The Universal Language of Art: Grief and Cultural Humility
Wheelock College, Boston, MA April 16, 2009

April 23, 2009
Medical Education and the Visual Arts:
Strategies for Integrating the Visual Arts into the Curriculum
Discussant Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s 20th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency, Buffalo 3:15-5PM

June 1, 2009
International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference
Keynote:
Multicultural Perspectives on the Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation
University of Wisconsin, La Cross, 9-10:30AM evaluations

June 5, 2009
The Language of Grief and the Art of Consolation
Milford Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Limerick Ireland

June 6, 2009
Towards a New Professionalism in Medicine: Soul Pain, Aesthetic Distance
and the Therapeutic Alliance
International Association for Music and Medicine, Inaugural Conference
University of Limerick, Ireland click for link

June 19, 2009
Integrative Therapies and the Healing Arts
Think Tank Meeting, Hospice and the Good Shepherd Hospice
Newton, MA 10:30 - 12:30PM

June 24, 2009
Integrating the Arts into Medical Education
Society for the Arts in Healthcare Webinar
1-2PM click for link

June 28, 2009
Grief, Loss and the Creative Arts Therapies

Music Therapy Institute
Berkelee College of Music Boston, MA 1-2PM

September 10, 2009
WIT: Re-Visioning the Woman's Life Cycle

Women in Thanatology Meeting, Dayona Library, FL 9-11AM

October 8, 2009
Increasing Your Comfort Level: Best Practice for Teaching End-of-Life Care

Behavioral Competence for Integrated Health Care: Development and Implementation
Association for Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education: 39th Annual Meeting
The Lodge at Santa Fe, New Mexico Plenary Session 1:30-2:30PM click for program

October 22, 2009
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection and Death
UMass Medical School, Worcester MA
Amphitheatre II, 2:30-4:00PM book contents and commentaries, 2009 edition

November 9, 2009
Art Museums and Medical Education: Can We Create Better Doctors?

Association of American Medical Colleges 2009 Annual Meeting Stewardship and Service
Boston, MA 4:30-6PM click for program

November 16, 2009
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Grief

Wheelock College, Boston, MA 2009 6:45-9PM

December 1, 2009
World AIDS Day: "AIDS and the Media"

New England AIDS Education and Training Ctr NEA/ETC
UMass Boston

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2008

January 8, 2008
The Good Death in the 21st Century: Traditional Paradigms and New Understandings

Novasoutheastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
HDP, Chancellor’s Dining Room 12-1PM
click to view fliers

Nova Fac Development Survey

January 19, 2008
The Art, Spirit and Soul of Leniterapia
Lectio magistralis
Leniterapia. L'Hospice e il sistema delle cure
Convegno 18-19 gennaio 2008 Convitto della Calza, Firenze.
www.leniterapia.it

March 28-29, 2008
Thanatology: Transforming Experiences in Death and Grief
First Integral Thanatology Congress of Puerto Rico and the Carabean
Old San Juan Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Rico

April 3, 2008
Never Too Late: Essentials of End-of-Life Care
Social Work Grand Rounds
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
9-10AM   Riesman Lecture Hall, Rabb Building
evaluation summary

April 8, 2008
Resource Library Grand Opening Ceremony
5:30-8PM Hospice of the Good Shepherd
2042 Beacon St. Newton, MA
www.hospicegoodshepherd.org

April 24, 2008
Grief Dynamics: The Power of Hope and Human Connection
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Arkansas State University
Day-Long Seminar 9-3PM
click for Flier

evaluation comments

May 3, 2008
No Man Is An Island: Exploring Human Connectedness
ADEC 30th Annual Conference
Montreal, Canada

July 24-25, 2008 
The New Ethics of the Human Spirit: Two Day Symposium
(Day 1) Transcendence in Theory and Practice
(Day 2) Advanced Diversity Skills for Practitioners 
National Center for Death Education
Summer Institute
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
http://www.mountida.edu/sp.cfm?pageid=759

September 19, 2008 
Multicultural Perspectives on Death and Grief:
A Conference for Caregivers, Researchers & Educators

UMass Boston Harbor Campus
Day-Long Seminar 8-5pm
click to view flier

click for on-line registration

October 3, 2008 
Grief and the Healing Arts: Regional Palliative Care Conference
on Expanding the Circle of Hope

Boston College, William O'Connell School of Nursing
click for conference pdf

click for evaluations

October 17, 2008 
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection and Death
UMass Medical School, Worcester MA
Amphitheatre II, 2:30-4:00pm
Debut Book Cover and Foreword
Former Dissection Lecture Excerpt
Former evaluations

November 15, 2008 
Visiting Nurse Association Network and Hospice
Workshop 9:30am - noon
Wellesley Congregational Church

November 20, 2008 
Death, Dying, Creativity and the Healing Arts
Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry. 6:30 - 9pm
Melissa.Kelley.1@bc.edu

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2007

January 9, 2007
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work: Art, Spirit and Soul

Boston Oncology Nursing Society (view evaluations)
Doubletree Guest Suites
400 Soldiers Field Rd. Boston, MA
contact cwaldron@tufts-nemc.org
click to view flier

February 2-3, 2007
The New Ethics of Leadership: Embracing Our Spiritual Strengths
Possible Women 2007 Business Retreat
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico  (click to view program)

March 3, 2007
The New Ethics of the Human Spirit
Kennesaw Sate University
Contact globaldiversity@kennesaw.edu

March 8, 2007
Children, Families and Death: Insights & Interventions from the Arts
Pediatric Advanced Care Team Rounds
Dana Farber and Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
click here to see poster with information
Contact Janet.duncan@childrens.harvard.edu

March 30, 2007 
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work: Art, Spirit and Soul
Berkshire Area Health and Education Center, MA
click to view flier

April 5, 2007
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work: Art, Spirit and Soul
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Newton, MA
click to view flier

April 10, 2007 Day-Long
Palliative Nursing Conference
Beth Israel Hospital, Sherman Auditorium
Brookline, MA
click to view flier
Contact agbanks@bidmc.harvard.edu

April 12, 2007 Pre-Conference Day-Long Workshop
The River is Wide: Applying the New Ethics of the Human Spirit to
Broaden Our Understanding of Death

ADEC  29 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana
http://www.adec.org/conf/index.cfm
click to view evaluations
click to view comments

May 3, 2007
Art, Spirit and Soul: The Global Language of Death, Dying and Bereavement

Second Annual Global Health Symposium
University of Massachusetts
Commonwealth Medicine
click to view flier
http://www.ocp-map.org/

May 7-10, 2007
Visiting Professor, Haifa University
Contact drhenya@gilisplace.com

June 1-5, 2007
Transformation Collaborative
Daytona, FL

July 6, 2007
Facing Death: Grief and the Healing Arts
Instituto Toscano Tumori (ITT)
Second Annual Scientific Conference
Florence, Italy
view scientific program

July 27, 2007
Reflective Practice and Renewal for the Professional Caregiver
National Center for Death Education
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
Day-long training
click to view website

October 18, 2007
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection and Death
First Year Medical Students Jacqueline Lazare Auditorium, 11:30PM UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Debut Book Cover and Foreword
Former Dissection Lecture Excerpt

Former evaluations

November 5, 2007
Music in Medical Research, Education, Patient Care, and Hospital Life
with a Special Report on the Vital Visionaries Field Test Results
2007 AAMC Annual Meeting: Health in the Balance
Association of American Medical Colleges:
4:30-6:00PM Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC
www.aamc.org/annualmeeting

November 10, 2007
Grief: Traditional Paradigms and New Understandings
New England Institute
9-12AM  Mount Ida College, Newton

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2006

January 12, 2006
Be Prepared: No One of Us Gets Out of Here Alive
National Association for HIV/AIDS Over Fifty (NAHOF)
Ashe Auditorium,  Hiatt Hotel
Maimi, FL

February 3, 2006
Last Rights/Last Rites: Meaning and Decision-Making at the End-of-Life
Emerson Hospital Grand Rounds (8AM)
North Assembly Room, Emerson Hospital
contact  CMarshall@emersonhosp.org

March 2-3, 2006
2006 Schlitz Professorship-In-Residence
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Wichita, Kansas
contact gbrungardt@hynesmemorial.org

March 24, 2006
The Healing Powers of Hope, Grief and Human Connection
“Hansen’s Disease (aka Leprosy): A Feared Infection”
Tewksbury, (MA) Hospital
http://www.publichealthmuseum.org/Stigma_Brochure.pdf

April 1, 2006
Soul-Pain, Suffering and the Self-Reflective Clinician:
The Awe and Mystery of Our Work
Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa, FL
http://www.adec.org/conf/invited.htm
click for evaluations: 1 2

April 7, 2006
Art, Spirit, Soul and the Therapeutic Encounter 
Day–Long Training 8AM-4PM
Friends Way
Amica Auditorium, Lincoln Rhode Island
click here for program

May 12, 2006
Refueling Ourselves: Booster Shots from the Arts and Pop-Culture

Hospice of Lancaster County
Lancaster , PA
click here for flier

May 13, 2006
Remembering Our Mothers:
A Gathering of Women Whose Mothers Have Died
Eden Resort Inn, 10AM-12:30PM
Lancaster, PA  

May 18, 2006
Keynote address: Art, Spirit, Soul and the Therapeutic Encounter
Closing address: Changing the Obituary: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief 
Bereavement Education Day for Health Care Professionals
North York General Hospital  
Jubilee United Church, Toronto
contact jssmith@nygh.on.ca

September 13, 2006
Last Rights/Last Rites: Meaning and Decision Making at the End of Life

Metro Milwaukee Affiliates of ARTS BEREAVEMENTS SERVICES
Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Evening Program  4:30PM-8:30PM
contact Claire Anderson at 414-447-3887, Claire.Anderson@wfhc.org

September 19, 2006
Other Ways of Knowing: Soul-Pain, Aesthetic Distance and the Self-Reflective Clinician

Workshop 6:30-9:00PM
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
McGuinn Hall
contact: continuing education 617.552.4038 or lynchv@bc.edu

September 29, 2006
Other Ways of Knowing: Using the Arts and Humanities to Teach  Pediatric Palliative Care

Workshop 11AM-12:30PM
16th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill
Palais des Congres, Montreal Canada
click here to view abstract
www.pal2006.com

October 19, 2006
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection and Death
First Year Medical Students
Jacqueline Lazare Auditorium, 11:30PM
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
former evaluations
click to view poster

November 6, 2006
Cross Cultural Perspectives on Grief: End of Life Issues, Compassion Fatigue and Cultural Humility
Professional Development Institute
Wheelock College, Boston MA  6:30PM-9PM
Contact: Paul Thayer pthayer@wheelock.edu
click to view poster

November 30, 2006
Through the Lens of Grief: Modalities for Meaning Making

Day-Long Symposia
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pastoral Care & Education Depts.
ContactRev. Marianne Robbins,BCC
Clinical Faculty Department of Pastoral Care and Education
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 South 11th Street Philadelphia PA 19107 215-955-6336
click to view flier

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2005

February 1, 2005
Dying and Caring: Spirituality, Healthcare, and the Arts
Public Lecture,Social Room, Fournier Hall 12:30PM
click to view poster
Religious Studies Department and
Graduate Program in Holistic Spirituality/Healthcare
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Contact hoganb@chc.edu

February 4, 2005
Dying and its Aftermath: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief
Connecticut Society of Psychotherapists Annual Conference
East Hartford Sheraton Hotel, CT
Contact Perfettob@djstrat.com

February 23, 2005
From USA to Africa and Shanghai:
End-of-Life Issues, Grief, and Cultural Humility
Fudan University
Department of Social Work & Social Administration
Shanghai, China
Contact swaa@online.sh.cn

March 9, 16, 23, 2005
Death, Dying and Grief in Social Work Practice
Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
Contact kking@mcd.org

March 18, 2005
Living with Dying: The Gruesome and the Glorious
"HIV & Aging: Long Term Treatment and Survival National Association on HIV Over Fifty"
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Contact http://www.neaetc.org/_Programs/2005/03March/18HIV&Ageing.htm

April 2, 2005
Using the Arts to Support Caregivers: In Theory and Practice
ADEC Annual Conference
10:45AM-12:30PM
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.adec.org

April 18, 2005
Ars Moriendi: In Principle and Practice
Western Heritage in a Global Context
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

April 27, 2005
Children, Families and Death: Insights from the Arts
Shanghai Children's Medical Center
Shanghai, China
review (translated)

May 17, 2005
Dying and Caring: Spirituality, Healthcare, and the Arts
Public Lecture,Social Room, Fournier Hall 7PM
click to view poster

Religious Studies Department and
Graduate Program in Holistic Spirituality/Healthcare
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Contact hoganb@chc.edu

May 17, 2005
Living with Dying: A Humanistic VIew of HIV/AIDS
Fenway Community Health Center 12:30PM-1:30PM
Boston, MA
Contact Dr. Applebaum, 617-927-6100

May 28, 2005
The Universal Language of Art: AIDS and Cultural Competency
(The Gary A. Lloyd Address)
17th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS
The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL
contact lynchv@bc.edu

June 9, 2005
Thinking Outside the Box: Principles, Paradoxes and Paradigms of End-of-Life Care
NYASA Spring Training Institute
Prime Hotel, 9-10:30 AM
Saratoga, NY
www.nyasa.org

June 6, 2005
‘Like Thread Through a Needle’: Soul Pain, Aesthetic Distance and the Death of a Child
Opening Plenary  9-10:30AM
International Grief and Bereavement Conference: The Child
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
www.uwlax.edu/conted

June 29, 2005
Resilient Bereavement
Resilience and Palliative Care Services
Day Long Conference  9.30-16.00
Education Ctr, St. Christopher’s Hospice
Sydenham, London
education@stchristophers.org.uk

October 1, 2005
Soul Pain, Aesthetic Distance and the Training of Physicians
Drawing from the Humanities to Compose a New Professionalism in Medicine
current evaluations
New Hampshire Medical Society Annual Scientific Conference
Colony Hotel 
Kennebunkport, ME
mary.pyne@nhms.org

October 7-8, 2005
Art. Spirit and Soul: A Celebration of Life

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Event
Featured Speaker
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
suzy.sommonds@hci.utah.edu

October 17, 2005
(rescheduled, next semester, TBA)
Children, Families and Death: A Multicultural Perspective

October 20, 2005
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection

First Year Medical Students
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Jacqueline Lazare Auditorium, 11:30PM
former evaluations
Contact: Dianne Person, (508) 856-2460

October 27-30, 2005
The Arts in Healing
Visual AIDS: The Arts in Healthcare Art, Spirit and Soul
Great American Art Event
Skylight
275 Hudson St.  NYC

November 7, 2005
The Whole-Brained Physician: Arts and Humanities in Medical Education
2005 AAMC Annual Meeting: Beyond Boundaries
Association of American Medical Colleges
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 4:30-6:00
Washington, DC
www.aamc.org/annualmeeting

November 17, 2005
It’s all about Shalom: Hope, Humor and a Touch of Garlic
American Committee for Weitzman Institute of Science
South Florida Institute
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

December 3, 2005
Children, Families and Death: Insights and Interventions from the Arts
Symposium on Death, Dying and Bereavement 
Rayson Huang Theatre, University of Hong Kong    
Hong Kong, China
Dr, Chow Chun-Bong presenting plaque (click to view photo)

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2004

December 3, 2004
Other Ways of Knowing: Using the Arts and Humanities to Teach Paediatric Palliative Care
(Keynote Talk 10AM-11:15AM)
Paediatric Palliative Care, 2nd International Cardiff Program
“Evidence: Who needs it?”
University of Whales College of Medicine
Contact: Ms Samantha Emmott Cardiffconference@Cardiff.ac.uk

November 17, 2004
Hallmarks of Hospice and Palliative Care: The Art of Caring
Social Work Lecture Series
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
Main Auditorium, 12 noon
Contact: Stacy Cohler, 781-744-5100

November 13, 2004
Last Acts: Rekindling Embers, Releasing Fireflies

(Keynote Address: 9:30-10:30AM)
Conference Highlights

IG*NITE: Using Arts and Humanities to Teach End-Of-Life Care
(Workshop 11:00AM-12:30PM)
American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference
“Creative Fire, Identity, Passion, Professionalism”
Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, CA
Contact: www.arttherapy.org/events

November 6, 2004
Caring: The Highest of the Arts
20th Anniversary Celebration Event/Awards Banquet
Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut
Day Kimball Hospital
Thompson Speedway Restaurant (route 395)
Contact: Carol Emmerthal CEmmerthal@DayKimball.org

November 4, 2004
Thinking Outside the Box: Principles, Paradoxes and Paradigms of End-of-Life Care (
Plenary Address)
Facing Death: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief (Workshop)
The Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare System Annual Conference
"Palliative Care in the 21st Century: Issues and Innovations in End-of-Life Care Conference"
The New York Academy of Medicine, NY
1216 Fifth Avenue, NY
Contact: www.jewishhome.org/pec 212-870-4762

October 23, 2004
Soul Pain, Aesthetic Distance and the Training of Caregivers
Society of Arts in Healthcare Regional Meeting (SAH)
"Linking the Arts and Healthcare: Fresh Voices and New Ideas"
Mass General Hospital, Boston MA 10AM-3PM
Contact: peggycoonley@yahoo.com

October 21, 2004
Facing Death: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief
Social Work Rounds
Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
O’Keefe Auditorium, 10AM-11:30AM
Contact: Shashona Savitz, MGH: (617) 726-2662

October 20, 2004
One Breath Apart: Facing Dissection
First Year Medical Students
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Jacqueline Lazare Auditorium, 3:30PM
last year's evalutations
Contact: Dianne Person, (508) 856-2460

Program: ‘Good Death’ Concept and Current Grief Theory; Ethics and Diversity Issues; Hallmarks of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Application of New Techniques; Arts and Humanities as Resource

September 14, 2004
Dying and its Aftermath: The Healing Power of Hope, Humor and Grief
One-Day Workshop
La Renaissance Hotel, East Windsor, CT 8:30AM-3PM
Contact: Carmon Funeral Home (860) 688-2200