2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
Karen Wyatt, M.D.

TOPICS/PRESENTERS - 2020 Conference

Dr. Karen Wyatt is a family physician who has spent her 25 year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics. She has founded a free medical clinic in a homeless shelter, accompanied three medical mission teams to Honduras, and led a non-profit clinic for the uninsured in its growth from a 4-hour per week all-volunteer operation to a full-time, full-service medical center. 

Motivated by her compassionate heart she has put her spiritual beliefs into action by being of service to others in need and by developing Creative Healing LLC an initiative to integrate spirituality into traditional medical practice.  She has twice testified at Senate briefings on the cutting edge model of integrated medical care, combining physical and behavioral health, which she helped create and implement in her clinic for the uninsured.

Dr. Wyatt has written the book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, which details her experiences as a hospice physician. She also wrote a chapter entitled “An Integral Approach to the End of Life” for the book Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, edited by Marilyn Schlitz and Tina Amorok (Elsevier, 2005).  In addition Dr. Wyatt wrote and self-published the book A Matter of Life and Death: Stories to Heal Loss & Grief and the ebooks Loss and Grief Survival Guide and Coping With Life-Threatening Illness.  She has done numerous lectures for hospices and other groups on end-of-life issues and presented a workshop for the 800 members of the American Holistic Medical Association on death and dying.

Dr. Wyatt received the Spirit of the American Woman Award in 1996, was named one of Utah’s 100 Notable Women in that same year, and in 2005 was a recipient of the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award for Summit County, Colorado.

Learn more about her at: www.karenwyattmd.com/

Our annual conference features a diverse array of topics and speakers. We are committed to offering an unbiased and inclusive forum where conference attendees are exposed to a wide spectrum of information and ideas. The philosophies of any individual presenter do not necessarily reflect the views of this non-profit organization.

Gallatin Valley Circle of Compassion is a volunteer group of local community members who are professionally and/or personally touched by the human experience of death and dying.

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