3rd Annual Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture
The annual Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture celebrates the principle of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person,” and honors the legacy of Mr. Edward M. Kovach. Mr. Kovach attended Georgetown University for both his undergraduate and law degrees, and after serving as an officer in the United States Coast Guard he practiced labor law in San Francisco for several decades. Upon learning he had cancer, he lived with his illness for 3 1/2 years, a remarkable feat for someone diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
This year’s conversation on the importance of patient-centered care in the face of a serious cancer diagnosis will feature U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland), alongside MedStar Health oncologist Joseph L. Roswarski, MD, and Georgetown Lombardi Director Louis M. Weiner, MD.