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Thresholds Conference

An annual conference that unites families, friends, healthcare professionals, and caregivers in meaningful conversations about end of life care.


Keynote Speakers

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Alua Arthur 

Alua Arthur is a death doula, recovering attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end-of-life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question, “What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die gracefully?” Going with Grace works to improve and redefine the end-of-life experience for people rooted in every community using the individual lived experience as the foundation.

Alua was a keynote speaker at EndWell 2019, and has been featured in the LA Times, Vogue, Refinery29, The Doctors, and InStyle. She is inspired by the gift of LIFE itself and is always on the quest for the best donuts and fried plantains!

Hadley Vlahos

When Hadley Vlahos tells people what she does for a living, most are surprised. Vlahos has worked as an at-home hospice nurse for nearly 10 years, a job that many think is too tough, too sad, and filled with too much devastation. But for Vlahos working in palliative care is something she feels lucky to do.

Hadley Vlahos started documenting her experiences as a hospice nurse and stories of her patience on TikTok  and now reaches over 1.5 million followers (June 2023) as "Nurse Hadley."​

In her memoir The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life's Final Moments, Hadley shares new stories of the most impactful experiences she has had with her patients-from the woman who never once questioned her faith until she was close to death, to the older man seeing visions of his late daughter, to the young patient who laments that she spent too much of her short life worrying about what other thought of her. 

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