TEDxLehighRiver  |  Where people meet and ideas flow

Our Virtual Conversations are free and presented simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook Live. Advance registration on Zoom is requested.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30  |  8PM

CRAIG 

DURIE

SPEAKING HUMAN:

PALLIATIVE MEDICINE IN A PANDEMIC

AND THE EVOLUTION OF TELEMEDICINE 

Questions for Craig may be submitted when you register or in real time on chat in Zoom or on Facebook LIVE.

with

GEORGE HRAB 

TEDxLehighRive|VIRTUAL Moderator

Our pandemic year has taught us new – and even better -- ways of looking at and doing things. That includes providing and receiving medical care.  

 

Dr. Craig Durie, a nurse practitioner specializing in Palliative Medicine, has explored the possibilities of telemedicine as he worked to offer the best care to patients in the midst of life-altering medical challenges. His experience offers insight into how telemedicine can improve care for all of us. On March 30, he will talk about the role of Palliative Medicine and explore how the challenges of the past year have contributed to the rapid evolution in telemedicine visits.

 

Durie will talk about his experiences and discoveries IN CONVERSATION, ONLINE at our next TEDxLehighRiver VIRTUAL event on Tuesday, March 30, from 8-8:45 p.m. This is the 12th event of our series featuring former TEDxLehighRiver speakers.  

 

Durie, who has 25 years of experience in healthcare, presented a TEDxLehighRiver talk in 2018 entitled Palliative Consult Access in the Rural Vacuum. He discussed the need for Palliative Medicine, which is aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering by people with serious illness, and how it can be improved with telemedicine. The event will be moderated by George Hrab, another former TEDxLehighRiver speaker.

 

Our Virtual Conversations are free. Pre-registration is encouraged; participation on Zoom is limited to 100 registered people and is first come, first served on event night.

CRAIG DURIE is a palliative medicine nurse practitioner, aspiring author, father of two young girls and native of the Lehigh Valley. His healthcare experience includes work in emergency medicine research, colorectal surgery and organ transplant coordination. During the last decade he has been an inpatient palliative medicine consultant working to meet the needs of those challenged by complex life limiting illness. He helped create the region’s first palliative telemedicine consult service to provide access to patients at rural hospitals.