The Art & Science of Dying

Death as a Part of Life 

Death comes in its own time, in its own way and is as unique as the individual experiencing it. Join us at the 10th Anniversary Thresholds Conference for a series of presentations about end of life, dying, and death. By acknowledging death’s imminence, we open the door for both the living and the dying to learn more and have honest conversations about the end of life.


             Dr. BJ Miller                                           Barbara Karnes


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Dr. BJ Miller -a hospice and palliative care specialist and acclaimed speaker- and Barbara Karnes - internationally renowned end-of-life educator, and author of the little blue book Gone From My Sight, explain and answer questions about end-of-life care.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

8:00AM - 2:00PM 

The Point Community Center

at Clarks Pond, South Portland

$35 Includes Lunch, Conference Materials, and Free Parking


8:00AM Registration 

8:45AM Welcoming Remarks 

9:00AM Dying Well; Keynote Presentation with Dr. BJ Miller

10:00AM Morning Break

10:40AM Art and Science of Dying; Educational Session with End of Life Educator Barbara Karnes

11:50AM Lunch and Book Signing

1:00PM Hospice: Why We’re Different?

2:00PM Closing Remarks 



Who should attend?

The general public, caregivers, healthcare professionals and students, faith leaders, and anyone who is interested in learning more about this unique topic is encouraged to attend this community-wide event. 


Post Conference Forums: 

Continue the conversation this Fall at one of the community forums scheduled in: 

Portland, Scarborough, and Kennebunk.


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These events made possible by sponsors and the Rev. Anne L. Hunter, MD Endowment Fund. 

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