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COVID-19: Vulnerable Populations and Palliative Care: Call for Social Justice


July 9 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST

In this third webinar of the series, interdisciplinary speakers discuss the impact of the pandemic upon diverse vulnerable populations, including Black/African Americans, Latinx and Native American communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, persons who are incarcerated, older adults, nursing home residents, and persons who are homeless. The central role of palliative care across all systems is addressed and a trauma-informed perspective in working with those affected by the pandemic, as well as the critical importance of workforce education and training.


  • Heather A. Hatcher, Esq., MPH, Member, New York City Bar Association Health Law and Science and Law Committees


  • Mary Beth Morrissey, Esq., PhD, MPH, NYSBA HLS Public Health Law Committee Co-Chair, Member, New York City Bar Association Immigration and Nationality Committee and Immediate Past Chair, Bioethical Issues Committee, FLGEC, and Collaborative for Palliative Care
  • Christopher Comfort, MD, Calvary Hospital, Collaborative for Palliative Care
  • Thomas Caprio, MD, University of Rochester, FLGEC
  • Geoff-Kagan Trenchard, Esq., NYC Anti-Violence Project, Former member, New York City Bar Association Immigration and Nationality Law Committee

CLEs will not be offered for this webinar.