Symposiums & Virtual Events

Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute provides a variety of virtual events that reduce stress and isolation for family caregivers.

Virtual Events for Family Caregivers


October 18, 2023

2023 Family Caregiver Symposium

Thank you again to our Copper sponsors, Acadia and Copperpoint Insurance, and our media sponsor, KTAR 92.3 fm, for making this event possible.

For this year’s annual Family Caregiver Symposium, we invited two remarkable international speakers to help you discover practical strategies and tools to navigate your caregiving journey. Dr. Aaron Blight, a world-class speaker, consultant, and author specializes in caregiving, aging, and healthcare. His presence was an absolute hit at last year’s symposium, and due to popular demand, we are thrilled to have him back. Dr. Blight explained how caregivers can improve their capacity by adapting to their loved one’s ever-changing circumstances. We were also excited to welcome Dr. Robert J. Wicks, Professor Emeritus at Loyola University, and author of over 60 books. He discussed resilience, self-care, and the integration of psychology and classic spiritual approaches to maintain a healthy perspective. Jayme West, KTAR 92.3 FM, Arizona’s Morning News, moderated the symposium.


Past Virtual Events

with Dr. Pauline Boss

Dr. Pauline Boss joined Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute for a series of virtual events, including: Stress, Coping, and Resiliency: A Conversation with Dr. Boss (June 2022), Guilt, Grief, & Guideposts with Dr. Pauline Boss and Kathy Ritchie (October 2021), and a Family Caregiver Symposium with Dr. Pauline Boss and Dr. Arthur Kleinman (February 2021). With each of these virtual events, Dr. Boss not only shares her experience as an academic, researcher, clinical practitioner, and author, but also brings her personal experience as a family caregiver to provide valuable insights for building resilience and strength to live with grief and loss.

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