Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP)

Schedule

A sample schedule is provided below. A full course schedule will be provided to participants prior to the start of the course.

Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Please note that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

Adult and pediatric [P] track participants attend joint sessions except where noted.

Due to the intense nature of the course, we request that you keep most evenings free for program preparation and activities.

[O] Sessions marked with an "O" qualify in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in Opioid Education/Pain Management training
[E] Sessions marked with an "E" qualify in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in End-of-Life Care Education
[P] Sessions marked with a "P" are designated for those following the pediatric track

Part 1

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Registration
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Welcome and Course Introduction

Faculty

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM What is the Goal of Good Communication in Serious Illness?

Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Travel Time
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM Personal Narratives: Pathways to Palliative Care

Small Group Faculty

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements / Introduction to Opening Exercise

James Tulsky, MD

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM Essential Communication Skills: Learning about the Patient Experience

James Tulsky, MD
Arc: Communication

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Patient Interview: Understanding How Patients Cope with Serious Illness

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
Arc: Communication

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Delivering Serious News: Cognitive Map

Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James Tulsky, MD
Arc: Communication

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Communication Skills: Small Group Start Up

Small Group Faculty

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Delivering Serious News: Skills Practice

Small Group Faculty

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Delivering Serious News: Skills Practice Continued

Small Group Faculty

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Reflective Exercise

Small Group Faculty

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pediatric Palliative Care Get Together

 

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements/Opening Exercise

James Tulsky, MD

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Learning Styles and Teaching Methods

Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
Arc: Education

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Introduction to Instructional Design

Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
Arc: Education

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Introduction to Instructional Design (Continued)

Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
Arc: Education

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Quality Improvement

Emma M. Jones, MD
Joshua R. Lakin, MD
Arc: Program Development

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
Adult Track 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Feeling Emotional: Depression & Anxiety

William Pirl, MD, MPH
Arc: Symptom Management

Pediatric Track 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Addressing Psychological Issues in Children with Advanced Illness [E] [P]

Anna C. Muriel, MD, MPH

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Travel Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Discussing Prognosis: Cognitive Map

Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James Tulsky, MD

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Travel Time

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Discussing Prognosis: Skills Practice

Small Group Faculty

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements / Opening Exercise

James Tulsky, MD

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Travel Time
Adult Track
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Strategic Program Development in Palliative Care

Michael W. Rabow, MD
Arc: Program Development

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Strategic Program Development in Palliative Care (Continued)

Michael W. Rabow, MD
Arc: Program Development

Pediatric Track
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Debra Lotstein, MD, MPH
Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH
Arc: Program Development

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program Continued

Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Arc: Program Development

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Travel Time
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Project Review: Goals and Structure

Project Group Faculty
Arc: Program Development

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Project Review

Project Group Faculty
Arc: Program Development

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Project Review Continued

Project Group Faculty
Arc: Program Development

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements / Opening Exercise

Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Travel Time
Adult Track 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Palliative Care Assessment and Management of a Patient in Pain [O]

Janet Abrahm, MD
Elizabeth Rickerson, MD
Arc: Symptom Management

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Challenging Pain Management Scenarios

Mihir Kamdar, MD
Arc: Symptom Management

Pediatric Track 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Pain Management for Pediatric Patients

Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH
Jennifer Snaman, MD

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Early Goals of Care / Advance Care Planning: Skills Practice [E]

Small Group Faculty
Arc: Communication

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Faculty Panel: Q&A

Course Faculty
Arc: Communication

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Late Goals of Care / Making a Recommendation: Cognitive Map [E]

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Arc: Communication

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM Late Goals of Care / Transition to End of Life: Skills Practice [E]

Small Group Faculty
Arc: Communication 

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Travel Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Palliative Palooza

Faculty

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements/Opening Exercise

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Best Practices in Bereavement Care

Sue E. Morris, PsyD
Arc: Psychosocial

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Grief and Bereavement: Interview of a Family Member

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Sue E. Morris, PsyD
Arc: Communication

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Travel Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Looking Back and Looking Forward

Small Group Faculty
Arc: Communication

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Building Resilience and a Sustainable Practice in Palliative Care

Kathleen P. Doyle, MD
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Arc: Communication

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Teaching Reflection: How Do We Learn? How Do We Take It Home?

James A. Tulsky, MD
Arc: Education