Please join us for the 5th Annual UAB Hospital Critical Care Symposium.

2015 Top Topics in Critical & Acute Care Medicine and Nursing
with featured speaker Monica Williams-Murphy, M.D.
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Monica Williams Murphy
Monica Williams-Murphy, MD, is a board-certified emergency physician who is on staff at one of the largest emergency departments in the nation, Huntsville Hospital, where she is also the medical director for Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Education Programs. She serves on the board of directors for both, her local not-for-profit hospice, Hospice Family Care, as well as the Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara.

Dr. Murphy also serves as a medical expert and writer for, the leading online Baby Boomer lifestyle site; and is faculty for the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Medicine (Huntsville Campus) where she lectures on ethics and end-of-life decision-making. Additionally, she is an appointee to the Ethics Committee for Huntsville Hospital.

Monica is a passionate author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. She lectures widely about topics such as American beliefs about death and the crucial importance of Advance Directives. Her book, "It's OK to Die" and companion website are tools devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing. Dr. Murphy's blog has also appeared in the New York Times, Health Around the Web Column and her lecture has been nationally broadcast by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Finally, she is hostess for the trendy Death Cafe for Huntsville, Alabama. For interviews or speaking engagements, contact her at: