End-of-Life Care in America: A Complex Systems Perspective on Biology, Beliefs, and Behavior - Agenda

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Held at The Langham Chicago, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Welcome Reception - Melbourne Room

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Held at The Langham Chicago, Cambridge Room, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

7:00 am Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am Welcome, Will Tracy, Santa Fe Institute and Tom Robertson, Vizient
8:15 am Death in America: Epidemiology and Biology, Timothy Buchman, Santa Fe Institute and Emory University School of Medicine
9:15 am Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the ICU: A Dialogue on Core Ethical Issues, E. Wesley Ely, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Advanced Care Planning, Jeff Thompson, Gundersen Health System
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Towards a Generic, Quantitative Theory of Aging and Mortality Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute
1:30 pm From Fantasy to Reality: What Makes Us Die Joshua Hauser, Northwestern University Break
2:45 pm A Patient-Centered Discussion of the Economics of End of Life Donald H. Taylor, Duke University
3:45 pm Closing Remarks/Wrap-up
4:00 pm Adjourn