b'PALLIATIVE CARE RETREAT & RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM35Karen Steinhauser, PhD,is Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Medicine, Senior Fellow with the Center for Aging, Duke University and Health Scientist with the Durham ADAPT Center for Health Services Research, VA Medical Center, Durham. Her research focuses on the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of patient and family quality of life in serious illness. She has developed tools to assess patient and family quality of life as well as psychosocial interventions to improve the experience of serious illness for patients and those who care for them. Her latest work includes exploring approaches to improving health disparities in the clinician-patient encounter, improving patient-caregiver dyadic communication, and developing, validating, and implementing a measure to assess spiritual needs in serious illness. She serves as Director of the Duke Graduate Medical Education Professional Development Coaching program and the Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Population Health [email protected] Subbiah, MD, MS,is an Associate Professor in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In line with her clinical training in early-phase drug development, medical oncology, and palliative and integrative medicine, her research focuses on integrating patient-reported outcomes-based comprehensive symptom management into phase I/II clinical trials. Her complementary projects focus on a person-centered approach to remote symptom monitoring and optimization of phase I/II trial designs to derive clinically meaningful information in patient experience while promoting older adults participation in early-phase. Dr. Subbiah is a 2019 ACS Clinician Scientist Development [email protected] Rebecca Sudore, MD,is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF, a clinician-researcher, anda Geriatrician and a Hospice and Palliative Care physician. She is also a Staff Physicianat the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Her research focuses on the intersection of health literacy, geriatrics, advance care planning, and informed medical decision making. Her current research program is focused on designing and testing interactive, web-based interventions to prepare patients and their surrogate decision makers to make complex medical decisions over the course of serious and chronic [email protected]'