2016 Faith & Spirituality Symposium


Find Enlightenment. Illumination. Inspiration.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church Nashville
108 7th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203
$20 per person (free for students)

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Join us

for Alive Hospice's 2016 Faith & Spirituality Symposium, a day of reflection, discussion and insight into spiritual care and the end of life with resources and beneficial practices. 

Formerly known as Alive Hospice's Faith Leaders Conference, this educational event is open to all who have an interest in end-of-life care: worship community leaders, chaplains, lay leaders, health care professionals, educators and students, government representatives, nonprofit professionals, volunteers and others. The general public is welcome.

Symposium Agenda

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This year's Symposium will include:

  • Keynote by Dr. Reggie Anderson, Chief of Staff, TriStar Ashland City and author of Appointments with Heaven: The True Story of a Country Doctor's Healing Encounters with the Hereafter
  • Interfaith Panel Discussion

Breakout Sessions:

  • Marrying Medicine and Faith, Allowing Them to Co-Exist
  • Embracing Moments of Happiness and Fulfillment in End-of-Life Care
  • Seeing Beyond the End of Life as Failure
  • Difficult End-of-Life Conversations for Caregivers, Family, and Physicians
  • Historical Overview of Death and Dying
  • Care for Caregivers
  • Mindful Presence
  • Palliative Care
  • Suicide Prevention for Professionals
  • Essential Oils as Complimentary Therapy for End-of-Life Care
  • Healing From Loss: The Many Faces of Grief

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Breakfast and lunch
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Vendors' Booths

If you're interested in reserving a vendor's booth, contact Keith King at 615-346-8418 or kking@alivehospice.org.

For more information

Contact Keith King at 615-346-8418 or kking@alivehospice.org.

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An Invitation

Keynote Speaker

Reggie Anderson, M.D. 
Chief of Staff at TriStar Ashland City Medical Center and author of Appointments with Heaven: The True Story of a Country Doctor's Healing Encounters with the Hereafter.


Dr. Reggie Anderson grew up in the small, rural town of Plantersville, Alabama, and has come to embody the small-town wisdom and homespun morality that he grew up with. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in chemistry and an English minor. While attending the University of Alabama Medical School, he met his wife, Karen. He completed his residency in family practice at the University of Tennessee in Jackson.
With more than 25 years of emergency room and family practice experience, Reggie has been exposed to every kind of death possible, including murder, suicide, death from old age, and death shortly after birth. His positive outlook and view that the next life is more real than this one has allowed him to hold dying and grieving patients' hands, providing hope as he prepares them for the parting of the veil that separates this world from the next. Click here to read more

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