Harold Alper, MD, Humanitarian Community Lecture


Topic:  Palliative Care


April 17, 2009

UTC University Center

Tennessee Room

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Noon-1:30 PM


Dr. AlperThe University of Tennessee College of Medicine would like to invite you to the Annual Harold Alper, MD, Humanitarian Community Lecture.   This lecture is funded by an endowment provided by the family of Harold Alper, MD.  To read more about this  Harold Alper, MD Humanitarian award and other humanitarian lectures provided by the endowment click here. 


Who should attend?

Community members who work, are involved,  or are interested in palliative care.



There is a minimal registraion fee of $10 to assist in covering the cost of lunch.  Please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat for this educational opportunity.


Four Easy Ways to Reserve Your Seat!

Mail Registration to:  UT College of Medicine, Office of CME, 960 East Third Street, Suite 104, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Mail Registration to:  (423)778-3673 

Mail Registration to:   CME@Erlanger.org

Mail Registration to:  (423)778-6884


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About Dr. Meier 

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than doubled in the last 5 years. She is also Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.



Diane Meier, MD

Dr. Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, the National Institute on Aging Academic Career Leadership Award, the Open Society Institute Faculty Scholar's Award of the Project on Death in America, the Founders Award of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine. She is the Principal Investigator of an NCI-


funded five-year multi site study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients.


Dr. Meier has published extensively in all major peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She edited the first textbook on geriatric palliative care, as well as four editions of Geriatric Medicine, and has contributed to more than 20 books on the subject of geriatrics and palliative care. As one of the leading figures in the field of palliative medicine, Dr. Meier has appeared numerous times on television and in print, including ABC World News Tonight, Open Mind with Richard Hefner, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, theNew York Daily News, Newsday, the New Yorker, and Newsweek. She figured prominently in the Bill Moyers series On Our Own Terms: Dying in America, a four-part documentary aired on PBS.


Diane E. Meier received her BA from Oberlin College and her MD from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 1983.

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