Clergy Invited to UAMS-Sponsored Event April 9 on Advance Care Planning

By Susan Van Dusen

The Lunch and Learn for Clergy is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 9 at Allison Memorial Presbyterian Church, 922 Wright Ave., Little Rock. Although there is no cost to attend, preregistration is requested at

Participants will view the film “Being Mortal,” which explores the growing field of palliative care and how examining a person’s priorities within a limited life expectancy can empower them to live their lives more fully. A question-and-answer session with members of the UAMS Palliative Care team will follow. Guests are invited to bring a lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided.

This event is offered in conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day and funded by a grant from the Dorothy Snider Foundation.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.