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6th Annual Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture on May 2

The 6th Annual Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture will be held on May 2 at 9:30 am in the Helfaer Auditorium at Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Ira Byock, MD will be presenting “What are doctors for? Therapeutic relationships through the end of life.”

Dr. Byock is founder and CMO for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health, which focuses on efforts to measure, monitor and improve whole-person health care in this 50-hospital health system across seven states. He is currently Active Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has numerous published articles with a focus on ethics and practice of care. He has three books including Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most and The Best Care Possible. He has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and On Being, CBS 60 Minutes, Fox and Friends, The Diane Rehm Show and PBS The News Hour.

Dr. Carrie Falk, DO, was a resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at MCW from 2011-2013. During this time, she made a lasting impact on those who she cared for and worked with. She died at the age of 31 of metastatic melanoma. She is remembered for her deep level of caring for her patients, positive energy and sense of humor. In her honor, the Carrie Falk Memorial Lecture was created with a goal of creating a lecture series focusing on end of life care, empathy, and compassion in the health care setting.