Family Caregiver Virtual Symposium


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

9 – 11 a.m. MST



Internationally Renowned Keynote Speakers

Arthur Kleinman, MD

The Soul of Care: Addressing The Crisis in Caregiving

Pauline Boss, PhD

Caregiving in the Midst of Pandemic Uncertainty

We are bringing together two luminaries in the world of caregiving for the first time anywhere. Arthur Kleinman, MD, and Pauline Boss, PhD, will share their professional expertise as academicians, researchers, clinical practitioners, and authors, as well as relate their personal experiences as caregivers to their beloved spouses.

Dr. Kleinman will draw from his most recent book, The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor, and share his reflections about caring for his wife and how the experience transformed his thinking about our medical system and the need to put those who give care at its center.

Dr. Boss will discuss concepts from her upcoming book, The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic (W. W. Norton, 2021), focusing on how new ambiguous losses have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and how family caregivers can cope and stay resilient. She will share techniques for successfully navigating the caregiving journey.

Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional, this truly will be a memorable learning experience. KJZZ reporter Kathy Ritchie will moderate the discussion. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions during the presentation to be answered by Dr. Kleinman and Dr. Boss.

Respite care reimbursement is available to Arizona residents on a first-come-first-serve ​basis per a generous grant from ​the Arizona Caregiver Coalition. To determine if you qualify, please call Duet and ask for Deanne Poulos at (602) 274-5022, ext. 115, or email

Scholarships are available for professional caregivers who are unable to pay the $15 registration fee. If interested, please email George Burson at

Kathy Ritchie

Emcee and moderator

Join us for our Family Caregiver Virtual Symposium!

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • 9 – 11 a.m. MST
  • Free for family caregivers
  • $15 per person for professionals
  • All registrants will be entered into a drawing; 10 autographed books, five by each author, will be awarded.
  • Registration will remain open until Monday, February 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. MST.

Proceeds benefit Duet

How the Event Will Work

You will receive an email immediately after registering and a reminder the day of the event that will contain the link to join the event.

To maximize your viewing experience, prior to the symposium we recommend installing Zoom on your device and testing your Zoom access beforehand. Simply click on the buttons below to install Zoom and to test it.


Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Lori Appleby Hoke at (602) 274-5022, ext. 132, or email

Gold Sponsor

Copper Sponsors

Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; our Federal Tax ID number is 74-2370522. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.