Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC)


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[O]     Qualifies for Opioid Education and Pain Management Training credits
[E]     Qualifies for End-of-Life Care Education credits.

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome, Course Introduction, and Overview of the Day

John D. Halporn, MD
Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Todd Rinehart, LICSW, ACHP-SW


8:45 AM - 9:45 AM The Inescapable Certainty of Uncertainty: Maximizing Personal Wellness

Matt Loscalzo, LCSW

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
Breakout Session 1: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1A: Foundational Pain/Overview of Pain Managment

Benjamin Kematick, PharmD, BCACP
Bridget C. Scullion, PharmD, BCOP

1B: Benefits of a CBT Bereavement Support Group

Sue E. Morris, PsyD

1C: Advance Care Planning: What's the fuss, and why is it suddenly controversial?

James A. Tulsky, MD

1D: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: Using Storytelling to Build Community and Enhance Resilience

Richard Leiter, MD, MA

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
Breakout Session 2: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
2A: Advanced Pain Management/Interventional Strategies

Mihir M. Kamdar, MD
Sasha Knowlton, MD

2B: Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy

Tara Deonauth, MDiv
Linda Skolnick, LICSW

2C: Perfectly Poised: Nurses and Serious Illness Conversations

Hilary McGuire, DNP, FNP-BC, 
Barbara Reville, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN


2D: Caring for the Beloved Patient

Amanda Moment, LICSW
Puja Umaretiya, MD


12:15 pM - 12:45 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Caring, Despairing, and Repairing in Troubled Times

Reverend Gloria White-Hammond, MD, MDiv

2:15 PM - 2:30PM: Break
Breakout Session 3:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
3A: Improving Pain and Function in Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Katie Fitzgerald-Jones, BSN, MSN, APN
Dan Gorman, FNP-C, MSN

3B: Practical Aspects of Pediatric Palliative Care

Jenna Freitas, FNP
Nick Purol, LICSW

3C: Webside Manner: Practical Strategies for Providing Care and Addressing Barriers

Benjamin Kematick, PharmD, BCACP
Brooke Calton, MD, MHS

3D: Inequities in Palliative Care: Where we are and where we're going

Carine Davila, MD
Alexis Drutchas, MD
Kyle Kozelka, LICSW
Perla Macip Rodriguez, MD
Sudha Natarajan, NP

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Taking it Home

John D. Halporn, MD
Simone Rinaldi, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Todd Rinehart, LICSW, ACHP-SW