HEC 2017 Annual Conference: How Illness Changes Us

  • Thu, March 23, 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • Fri, March 24, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083


  • Admission for both days

Registration is closed

Illness and injury may lead to abrupt change or slowly shifting understanding of who patients and families see themselves and the healthcare decisions they face. Healthcare team members “meeting” patients and families in illness or injury may also find that we are changed in the course of caring and confronting challenging decisions in complex patient stories. 

Confronting difficult ethical questions as health changes is a challenge along the continuum of care –

  •       for children and parents,
  •       persons living with chronic illness,
  •       those with new diagnoses or injuries,
  •       individuals what are aging, and
  •       those dealing with decline and end of life care decisions. 
What is our responsibility to patients and families in understanding the patient’s experience?

How do we proceed when not all agree about what is a reasonable treatment course or pathway forward?  

Guest Speaker on Narrative Ethics:

Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP

E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics

Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics

Weill Cornell Medical College

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2017

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Registration Note: If you are new to our site and a member of one of our Partner (member) Organizations, please email your full name and email address to hec@emory.edu before registering, so you can get the Partner rate.

Hotel Information

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Please make your hotel reservations by March 2, 2017 to receive the conference rate of $152 USD per night.

Click here to make your hotel reservations online. If you would like to make reservations by phone, please call 888-670-2250.

Stone Mountain Park Entry Instructions: Upon arrival to the Stone Mountain Park Entrance, inform the attendant that you are attending the HEC Annual Conference, and your entry will be free.
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