SMU To Host ‘A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi’ on Patient-Centered Care, Cancer

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, physician and widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, a New York Times bestselling author of “When Breath Becomes Air,” will speak at Southern Methodist University in June. The discussion will focus on patient-centered care, specifically in oncology and working with cancer patients, and will be moderated by the editor of D CEO Healthcare.

Kalanithi, an internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, will share her insights from both a physician and patient standpoint after witnessing her husband’s journey at the event, titled “A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi,” which will take place in the Hughes-Trigg Center Ballroom from 7-9 p.m. Topics include end-of-life care planning, cancer treatment, and the socioeconomics of the disease that reportedly “affects more than 110,000 Texans annually.”

This event is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community of North Texas and Texas Oncology, the largest professionally led, nonprofit cancer-support network worldwide, in order to educate people on “what we can do to advocate for our needs and rights as patients.” The Cancer Support Community North Texas chapter is affiliated with the national Cancer Support Community organization.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.