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A Collection of Ideas… You Haven’t Lived Until You Die: Perspectives on the End of Life

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013  7pm–8:30pm iCal

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A poignant discussion about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, featuring experts on the winter of life. Speakers include: Tim Tattu (Artist and Registered Nurse, Oncology-Palliative Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center), Glen Komatsu, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice), and Rie Nørregaard (Founder and CEO of Omhu—a design company that creates joyful products to support peoples abilities as they change throughout life).

About the speakers:

Tim Tattu is a Registered Nurse at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Tattu spent his early career as an art director and production designer for music videos by such icons as LL Cool J, Salt-n-Pepa, Snoop Dog, Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson. In 1996, he began to practice Zen meditation under the guidance of Shodo Harada Roshi, Abbot of Sogenji Monastery in Okayama, Japan. Tattu lived at Sogenji Monastery from 2000 to 2002, when he moved to Tahoma Zen Monastery on Whidbey Island, Washington. There, he helped establish Enso House, an adult family home dedicated to end of life care. He received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design and his BS in nursing from the University of Washington.

Glen Komatsu, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for Hospice and Palliative Services at Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance, California. He received his BS and his MD from the University of Arizona. Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, he has served on the clinical faculty of the University of California, Irvine and Los Angeles, as well as Harvard Medical School.

Rie Nørregaard is the founder and chief executive officer of Omhu—a New York-based design company that develops and produces design for the aging and differently abled. Nørregaard founded Omhu in 2009, prior to which she served as a creative director at such leading design firms as Smart Design and Frog Design. She received her BS in design and visual communications from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

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A Collection of Ideas… is a series of conversations with some of today’s most innovative and creative minds to examine the important social, cultural, and political issues of our time.