Dr. Christine Ritchie to Speak at 2019 National Palliative Care Symposium
Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, the Minaker Chair in Geriatrics and Director of Research for the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), will deliver a keynote address at this year’s National Academic Symposium for Palliative Care Education and Research, Oct. 11-12, in San Diego.
Reflecting the 2019 Symposium theme “Advancing Palliative Care: Leading into the Future,” Dr. Ritchie will discuss her own journey as a palliative care clinician, leader, and educator and the experiences that shaped her into a powerful advocate for the expansion and enhancement of palliative care programs.
Hosted by the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, the annual Symposium draws researchers, practitioners, and educators from across the country for two days of intense learning, collaboration, and networking focused on enhancing palliative care practice and teaching.
A Celebrated Palliative Care Champion
Driven by a passion to optimize care and quality of life for people with chronic illness and multimorbidity, Dr. Ritchie is helping to transform the nation’s approach to serious illness and end-of-life care. Board-certified in geriatrics and palliative care, she will be establishing a Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research in the MGH Mongan Institute. The Center will bring together researchers who will focus on improving the well-being of older adults and enhancing life for people with advanced illness.