Hear from people you know, and people you’ll want to know, about how we can all make end of life, part of life. We foster radical conversations by sharing cutting-edge science and incredible storytelling. At End Well you’ll find community and leave inspired.
We all have something to learn and contribute in this vitally important movement. Join us as we redesign the end of life experience.
Founder and Board President, End Well
Founder, CEO Recompose
Stad Center for Pediatric Palliative, Pain & Integrative Medicine
End Well will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center. Plan on a day beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:00 AM and concluding with a reception at 5:30 PM.
There are many hotels in Los Angeles near the Skirball at a variety of price points. We encourage you to make your reservations early.
We offer a range of tickets including discounted student and nonprofit tickets and early bird pricing. Note: No portion of your ticket price is tax deductible. Registration includes access to all programming on November 16th, as well as continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception.
COVID-19 Safety: At End Well, your safety is our top priority. We want to assure you that we will be following the most up-to-date CDC and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols including utilizing outdoor space when able, increased ventilation, hand hygiene stations and encouraging masking. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all attendees.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Shoshana Ungerleider, MD is an internal medicine physician, the host of the TED Health Podcast and leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears as a medical expert voice on CNN, MSNBC and CBS News. She has been involved with 2 Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentaries on end of life. During her training and early years practicing medicine, she often found herself caring for frail, often older patients who were alone, suffering in pain and surrounded by strangers in a hospital setting. Shoshana knew there had to be a better way, a way to make the end of life more dignified and human-centered so that ending well became a measure of living well. She founded End Well in 2017 to do just that.
Laurel Braitman PhD is a New York Times bestselling author and the Director of Writing and Storytelling at the Medical Humanities and the Arts Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Science, Technology and Society from MIT, and is a Senior TED Fellow. Her most recent book What Looks Like Bravery: An epic journey from loss to love was published this March and her last book, Animal Madness, was a NYT bestseller and has been translated into eight languages. She is the founder of the global community of writing healthcare professionals, Writing Medicine, now in it’s third year. Her work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Good Morning America and Al Jazeera. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, on Radiolab, in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, National Geographic and other publications.
Yvette Nicole Brown is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer and host best known for her roles on the television shows: Community, The Mayor, Drake and Josh, The Odd Couple, Disney Plus’s Big Shot, and Act Your Age and films including Dreamgirls, Tropic Thunder, Avengers: Endgame, and Disney’s Disenchanted. She is also a 2020 NAACP Image Award Nominated writer for Always A Bridesmaid – the Romantic Comedy she penned and Executive Produced that is streaming on Netflix and BET+. Yvette sits on the National Boards of Donors Choose, EMILY’s List, MPTF Next Gen and SAG-AFTRA and is a caregiver and advocate.
Hui-wen is a pediatric ICU nurse based in Los Angeles. She holds an MPH and MSN from UCLA, and is currently obtaining her Certification in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. She has been published in the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work, and The Healer’s Burden: Stories and Poems of Professional Grief. She is a regular contributor to AJN’s blog, Off the Charts. She has been a keynote speaker for various local and national nursing conferences. Her 2017 TEDxTalk was promoted to the main TED webpage in 2020, titled “How Grief Helped Me Become a Better Caregiver.” She has been featured in podcasts with NPR TED Radio Hour, The Silent Why, Grief is a Sneaky B!tch, and The Apologies Podcast, as well as webinars for Happify and the Speaking Grief Initiative. She and her husband have two daughters, two tortoises and one complicated dog. You can follow her work at http://heartofnursing.blog.
Dr. Adjoa Boateng Evans is an anesthesiologist, ICU physician, mother and writer. She currently serves at Stanford as clinical assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology. Outside of her patient care, she teaches a medical humanities course for medical students which has focused on: healthcare of the incarcerated, obesity medicine, trauma/gun violence, medical sustainability, LGBTQ health and assisted reproductive technologies. Additionally, she is heavily involved in Stanford’s Medicine and the Muse programming, an interdisciplinary group that marries various facets of visual, literary and musical art to medicine.
Adjoa is particularly interested in stories about the complex decision making that families, patients and providers must make at the end of life especially those around faith. She also is currently investigating racial/ethnic disparities in critical care medicine and has an interest in highlighting stories around maternal mortality disparities or cultural differences around the use of hospice/palliative care at the end of life.
D.S. Moss is a Humanist (nontheist) Chaplain unwavering in his pursuit to relate stories that connect us to our humanity. A natural explorer, he uses playful inquisition to examine the complexity of the human condition and the intrinsic meaning of life. Moss maintains an interdisciplinary practice of storytelling, street philosophy, and practical altruism. In 2015, Moss created The Adventures of Memento Mori podcast.. The consequence of this deep meditation on impermanence was life-changing. Uncertain of what happens after we die, Moss has dedicated his life to the positive changes that can happen while we’re still alive.