Phoebe Compassion in Action Conference to Feature Dr. Stephen Trzeciak

Stephen Trzeciak

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s “Compassion in Action” conference takes place Thursday, April 18, 2024, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. The gathering will feature a keynote address by Stephen Trzeciak, M.D., M.P.H., a physician, scientist, professor, clinical researcher, specialist in intensive care medicine, and co-author of two books: Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference (2019), and Wonder Drug: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways That Serving Others Is the Best Medicine for Yourself (2022).

The conference begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. It will examine how compassionate care can support goals like workforce well-being, long-term care resident and patient experience, safety, quality, and innovation, as well as additional content to support caregivers and leaders. 

Trzeciak is chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., and TEDx Penn presenter of How 40 Seconds of Compassion Could Save a Life. He will explore eye-opening data showing that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st Century.  

In addition to Trzeciak, presenters include Karen E. Joseph-Kent, Ph.D., assistant professor, DeSales University; Joseph E. Vincent, M.D., retired pulmonary and critical care medicine provider at Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Hospital; Stephen E. Lammers, Ph.D., retired professor of religious studies at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.; Melissa “Missy” Wise, resiliency project coordinator of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley; the Rev. Dr. Steve Ohnsman, pastor of Calvary United Church of Christ; Michelle Gaugler, N.H.A., P.C.H.A., L.S.W., executive director of Country Meadows, Bethlehem, Pa.; and the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Bates, conference minister of the UCC’s Penn Northeast Conference.

Early Bird registration of $35 is available until March 1, 2024. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for health care professionals, social workers, and clergy. 

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