Federation Maimonides event on ‘End of Life’ issues

Dr. George Grossberg

World renowned geriatric and neurological specialist Dr. George Grossberg will speak on “Medical and Rabbinic Perspectives in Managing End-of-Life: A Case Based Approach,” at an event hosted by The Maimonides Society of Jewish Federation. It will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in the Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Those who attend may earn continuing medical education credits. This program is free and open to the public.

The program will address the challenges facing health care professionals and rabbis in making medical decisions about palliative care, pain management and other end of life issues citing cases based on Judaic perspectives. It will be presented in two parts.

• Part I is a scientific and background presentation by Dr. Grossberg on “Palliative and End of Life Care.”

• Part II will be case presentations and a discussion moderated by Maimonides Society Chair Dr. Eldad Bialecki. It will feature a panel of rabbis from different denominations: Central Reform Congregation Rabbi Susan Talve; Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Rabbi Mordechai Miller; and Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Rabbi Ze’ev Smason.

Dr. Grossberg’s expertise is geriatric psychiatry. In 1979 he started the first Geriatric Psychiatry program in Missouri, and in 1985, the first Alzheimer’s Disease Community Brain Bank. He is a former president of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and Past President of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA).  

Dr. Grossberg is the Maimonides Society’s Honorary Chair.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Fee for requesting an AMA certificate: Maimonides Society members – free; all others – $25 per certificate.  

For more information or to register, contact Mindee Fredman at [email protected] or 314-442-3234 or sign up online at www.jewishinstlouis.org/maimonides.