Friday morning, Sept 28, was the opportunity to hear discussions by Dr. David Casarett, Chief of Duke Palliative Medicine, as well as 12 different innovator teams who presented novel tools in the Duke Palliative Care toolkit at the Palliative Care Innovation Showcase.

David Casarett, MD, section chief of Palliative Care, and Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, MBA, associate professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), are among 30 individuals who have been recognized by the American Academcy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as "Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine."

Chief of Palliative Care, Dr. David Casarett, was recently featured in a video on TEDMED, an independent health and medicine edition of the famous TED conference. His segment is entitled, "A doctor's case for medical marijuana". 

David Casarett, MD, MA, chief of Palliative Care and professor of medicine, recently announced the creation of three leadership roles in Duke Palliative Care, which will position the program to take advantage of the numerous clinical, research, and education opportunities in Duke Health.

The wintry weather Durham faced earlier this week did not prevent a significant turnout for the first Town Hall for Duke Palliative Care Services.

David Casarett, MD, will join the Duke Health community as the chief of Palliative Care Services for Duke University Health System,  and chief of the Section of Palliative Care within Division of General Internal Medicine, effective September 1, 2016.

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