September 21, 2017

Webinar with surgeon and "New Yorker" writer Atul Gawande is Sept. 25



A webinar featuring physician and medical journalist Atul Gawande will take place in 208 Light Hall at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept.25. The event is rescheduled from earlier this year when it was postponed due to a snowstorm, and will be simulcast from Boston to more than 150 locations around the country.

His topic will be “Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as we Grow Older," and is sponsored by several institutions, including the Sewanee, Tennessee-based service organization Folks at Home; the Vanderbilt Center for Quality in Aging; Tennessee Geriatrics Society; Tennessee Association of Long Term Care Physicians; Alive Hospice; VA Tennessee Valley Health System; and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. 

Due to the licensing agreement, only one computer (LH 208) is allowed to access this simulcast. Therefore, the simulcast must be attended live and no recording is allowed. The event is free and open to the public.

Gawande’s latest book is "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," a report on the interaction of aging and health care. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998, is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and is professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

For more information, contact Margaret Genendlis, program coordinator of the Center for Quality Aging, at 615-936-1499 or