New SpeakSooner Community Education Program

On Tuesday, May 24, at 6pm the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present a hybrid community education program, “Comfort or Conflict in End-of-Life Care: A Discussion About What’s Missing with Advance Directives”, live at the Bennington Performing Arts Center and streamed through our website. The evening will include a documentary film, PROGNOSIS – notes on living, a panel discussion and Q&A.


In recent years there have been initiatives urging people to complete an advance directive. But, do advance directives stand the test of time?


The award-winning film, PROGNOSIS – notes on living, provides a valuable example of how end-of-life care can look. This film will be the springboard for our panel to offer multiple perspectives on this critical community conversation about what matters at the end of life.


Our panelists: Michael J Welther, MD; attorney, John Whalen; Nancy Iserman, MSW; and patient, Jenna Peeler bring their personal and professional experience to a discussion about issues surrounding these important decisions. CCM Executive Director, Bernard M Bandman, PhD will moderate.


The event is free and open to the public. Join us in person or online for this important SpeakSooner Community Education program. Register online at