National Healthcare Decisions Day Program

Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Wheaton Library and Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD


Free of charge. Registration required.

Keynote Address:

Stephen B. Thomas, PhD

University of Maryland Center for Health Equity

"Health Equity and End-of-Life Care"


Dr. Thomas' current research focuses on the translation of evidence-based science on chronic disease into community-based interventions designed to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. 

Breakout Topics:

  • The impact of culture on advance care planning (ACP), both personal and provider perspectives

  • Culturally-appropriate resources for ACP

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone concerned about, serving or touched by serious illness

  • Caregivers and patients

  • Healthcare providers

  • Hospice and palliative care staff

  • Payers

Dr. Stephen B. Thomas

For more information, contact:
Jackie Ogg,, 301-537-5627 
Tina Purser Langley,, 240-773-8290

Allison Stearns,, 301-869-4673​