Join like-minded colleagues to network and explore the concept of compassion - for ourselves, others and our planet.


Keynote Speaker:

Billy Rosa, MS, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC, CCRN-CMC will begin and end the conference with the topics below:

  • Compassion in a Time of Change: Spirituality in Action - During his morning keynote, Billy will help us to deconstruct the concept of compassion into its component parts, and help us to approach the practice of compassion with a beginner’s mind. Together, we will identify the “mad elephants” of the healthcare system and ways we can tame them with a compassionate intention and heart. Drawing on the wisdom of ancient texts and modern day innovations, we will discuss how to integrate compassionate mechanisms into our systems and explore opportunities to translate theory into practice.  Billy will use mindfulness exercises as a way to ground, center, and set a stage for compassionate dialogue.
  • Universal Compassion: From Self to Planet - Building on the day’s activities, a safe environment will be created to explore the concepts of self-compassion, compassion for one’s neighbor, and compassion at the planetary level. As a group, we will delve into the power of context, cultural humility, and evolving human-centered care. Global initiatives that advocate compassion will be explored and the notion of planetary citizenship will be introduced. The day will end with a metta meditation for loving-kindness, helping all participants to cultivate compassion for self, other, and planet.


Sponsored By:

Sponsored by the Anna Ross Committee of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae, Inc. and the Boston Medical Center Nursing Department.



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Patricia M. Reilly, MSN, RN

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Lisa Furdon, RN, CYT

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Nina Manolson, M.A., NBCHWC

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Teresa M. Buchanan, MBA, RN

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Nneka Nwokeji, BSN, RN

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Boston Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston Medical Center grants 6.5 nursing contact hours to nurses who complete this program. You must stay for the entire program and complete an evaluation form.

This program is supported by the Anna Ross Committee of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae, Inc. Faculty and planners have no vested interests, and there are no conflicts of interest. There will be no discussion of off label uses of drugs.