Featured Plenary Sessions
During the 2020 plenary sessions, all attendees gathered together for a shared learning experience designed to stimulate new thinking and conversation.
Susan Cain - Quiet: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Transform How We Work, Lead, and Innovate
Thursday, March 19 from 8:15-10am
Susan Cain is the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which is in its seventh year on the New York Times best seller list. Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 20 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks.
Jeremie Saunders - Dying with Laughter: The Importance of Shifting Perspective and How Laughter Changed My Life
Friday, March 20 from 8:15-10am
Jeremie is an award winning actor, producer and host of popular original Canadian media, including film, television and podcasts. He lives with a genetic lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis. In the culmination of Jeremie's affinity for laughter and education, Sickboy Podcast was founded, exploring conversations with a wide range of guests, talking and laughing about the experiences of living with terminal or chronic illness. Sickboy Podcast aims to tear down the walls of stigma and find levity in an otherwise dark situation.
The State of the Science: Update in Hospice and Palliative Care
Saturday, March 21 from 8:15-10am
The State of the Science plenary session returns on Saturday to look at the latest research in hospice and palliative care over the past year and discuss the future of research education and what's coming in the advancement of palliative care and hospice research.
The State of the Science plenary session is a part of a larger research conference entitled "The State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care", happening March 20-22, 2019 in San Diego.