Discussion with Dr. Rana Awdish

Jump Simulation Center
1306 N. Berkeley Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61603

5:00PM - 7:00PM CDT

Event Capacity: 250

Registration Closes: 5/23/2018

Contact: Lezley Anderson



Join co-chairs Dr. Sudhir Mungee and Dr. Gerald McShane-

"In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope."

Author: Dr. Rana Awdish

Dr. Rana Awdish is the author of “In Shock”, a memoir based on her own critical illness. After suffering a sudden critical illness herself, she has special interest in improving empathy through connection and communication. She lectures to physicians, health care leaders and medical schools across the country on the necessity of compassionate care. She was awarded the Speak-Up Hero award in 2014 for her work establishing a workshop based program called CLEAR (Connect, Listen, Emphasize, Align, Respect), which trains faculty and trainees in relationship-based communication skills utilizing improvisational actors. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a practicing Critical Care Physician. She was recently named Medical Director of Care Experience for the ($6 billion, 24,000 employee) Health System

Shelli Dankoff will be engaging Dr. Rana Awdish in a discussion surrounding topics from her new book In Shock. This will happen on Wednesday, May 26, from 5-7:00 pm, Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.


5:00-5:30 pm – Social and light snacks
5:30-6:30 pm – Dr. Rana Awdish Presentation
6:30-7:00 pm – Book signing. Books will be made available for purchase

Presented by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and the Cardiovascular Fellowship at OSF HeathCare Saint Francis Medical Center.  Seating is limited so to ensure that you get a seat, please register ASAP.