June 22 & 23, 2021 our Virtual Summit Keynote Speaker Louise Arson

Summit 2021: Meet Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Louise Aronson

Dr. Aronson’s talk on June 22 at 9 am HST: Last But Not Least: Embracing Elderhood and Reimagining Life

We couldn’t have said it better: As Geriatrician Sharon Inouye, MD, recently tweeted: “Best advice: don’t ever EVER miss an opportunity to hear Louise Aronson. She changed my life. Opened my eyes. Big brain only matched by her big heart. Be inspired.

Now, you have the chance to be inspired and hear from Dr. Aronson at the Coalition for Compassionate Care’s 13th annual Palliative Care Summit, taking place June 22 & 23 and presented in partnership with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Dr. Aronson is a practicing geriatrician, a Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco, and a celebrated author. Her most recent book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life, is a New York Times bestseller and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Her expertise in geriatrics, aging, and how to transform healthcare for those living with serious illness has made her a frequently sought-after guest speaker.  She has been interviewed by NPR, The Today Show, and The New Yorker, among many other media outlets.

As she shares, “I realized that the most important stories, and the ones that made my work so meaningful and fulfilling, were the ones I heard in my office: the stories of real people of all ages and backgrounds confronting illness, aging and death in ways both human and heroic.”

In her talk at the 13th annual Palliative care Summit on June 22nd, “Last But Not Least: Embracing Elderhood and Reimagining Life,” Dr. Aronson will present her vision of our current practices and how we might improve care for people of all ages:

What if how we talk about and approach aging and death creates many of the problems we blame on those essential life phases? What if instead we tackled them, in language and practice, much as we already manage childhood and adulthood? And what if how our health care system handles aging explains most of what we need to know about the system’s failure to be compassionate and caring in both life and death?