Media advisory: End-of-life expert and author to speak at UB

Release Date: March 28, 2014 This content is archived.

Ira Byock will discuss, "What Are Doctors For? The Physician-Patient Relationship through the End of Life"

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ira Byock, MD, a leading palliative-care physician, contends that how Americans die is one of the biggest crises facing our nation today.

Byock, the author of “The Best Care Possible,” will discuss how changes in attitudes toward death and dying and the health-care system must address this crisis during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3. The lunch and talk will take place in the 5th floor conference room of UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

His talk, “What Are Doctors For? The Physician-Patient Relationship through the End of Life,” will be followed by a Q&A session.

Professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Byock is the former director of palliative medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For press arrangements, contact Mary Cochrane at 716-881-1703 and on-site.

The event is part of the inaugural award luncheon for the Robert L. Scheig, MD, Memorial Fund for Palliative Care Education and Research.

Funds generated by this endowment support fellows and residents at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who are interested in patient care and research in the field of palliative care medicine.

Media Contact Information

Mary Cochrane
Editor and Writer
UADV - Donor and Alumni Communications Development
Tel: 716-881-1703