Life Before Death – How we Live at the End of our Lives
7th Floor, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Building
305 Grattan Street
Explore the possibilities of not if, or when, but how we die at this special dean’s lecture series seminar. Our panel of speakers will discuss how the process of dying can be humanised within the current medical model reflecting on their personal and professional experiences.
Held in collaboration with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
Ms Maxine Morand, Chair of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Board of Directors, Professorial Fellow at Monash University, Board Director at Inner East Health
Professor Brian Le, Palliative Care Physician
Professor Kelsey Hegarty, General Practitioner and Royal Women's Hospital Chair in Family Violence Prevention
Mr Julian Gardner, Chair, Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce
Professor Steve Ellen, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Psychosocial Oncology program and Cancer Experiences Research
Professor Jenny Philip, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Chair of Palliative Medicine
BJ Miller, Palliative Care Physician
Palliative Care Physician
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
BJ Miller is a Palliative Care Physician at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Informed by his own experiences as a patient after a life changing event, BJ powerfully advocates the roles of our senses, community and presence in designing a better ending. BJ connects art, spirituality and medicine with a goal to make empathy driven endoflife care available to all, and is actively engaged in cultivating a larger dialogue about this universal experience.