Serious illness and supportive care symposium

Pathways to Compassionate Care: A Serious Illness and Supportive Care Symposium


Join the health sciences department as Dr. R. Sean Morrison presents critical illness research and discusses the importance of palliative care. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an IU Indianapolis student, you will enhance your practice and discover innovative ways to support patients with serious illness during this afternoon symposium. Among other takeaways, you will:

  • Gain insights to reshape your understanding of critical illness
  • Identify new strategies for enhancing quality of life for critically ill patients
  • Elevate your skills as a compassionate caregiver
  • Be inspired through Dr. Morrison's energy and expertise
  • Learn more about earning a minor in serious illness and supportive care (launching soon) 

After Dr. Morrison's session, students can join department members for lunch and a conversation about associated careers and the department's new minor. Faculty and community members may stay for a networking reception just outside the theater.


NoonAll attendeesSession with Dr. MorrisonCampus Center Theater (CE 002)
1 p.m.StudentsStudent lunch and learnCampus Center Practice Room (CE 031)
1 p.m.Faculty and professionalsNetworking receptionTheater Foyer (outside CE 002)

About Dr. Morrison

Dr. R. Sean Morrison, M.D., FAAHPM, is an award-winning, globally recognized physician and researcher in the area of geriatrics and palliative medicine. Morrison currently serves as the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He also co-directs the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center and leads the National Palliative Care Research Center. 

A celebrated researcher with funding in excess of $50 million, Morrison's work is published in all major medical journals. He is a contributing palliative care author to more than 20 books and edits textbooks related to the subject. 

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Dr. R. Sean Morrison

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