June 11-12, 2015
REgistration now open
The Art & Science of Palliative Nursing (ASPN) course focuses on applying essential principles of palliative nursing to the management of patients with various chronic illnesses across settings. Sessions in 2015 will highlight advance care planning, communication, pain and symptom management, and integrative therapies in palliative care.
June 4-6, 2015
Caring for patients with serious illness, especially those who are approaching the end of life, is one of the most challenging responsibilities in clinical work. Communicating with patients and their families concerning end-of-life issues, continuing care plans, and possible outcomes is crucial. Participants in this intensive, highly-interactive, two-and-a-half-day course, sponsored jointly by Ariadne Labs and the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, will learn about and practice an innovative approach to serious illness discussion and develop competencies in training others in implementing a Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) at their local institution. Derived from evidence-based best practices, this new course offers proven strategies, practical instruction, tools, and workshops to help you conduct these difficult conversations.
For more information and to register visit http://seriousillness.hmscme.com/
September 17-19, 2015
Registration now open
Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC) is a two-and-one-half-day course designed to offer physicians, nurses, and other clinicians the information and skills needed to provide high quality palliative care to patients with serious illnesses in a variety of practice settings. It addresses the assessment and management of current challenges in palliative care, including the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual/existential sources of suffering experienced by patients and their families. Through plenary sessions and small breakout groups, participants will develop a toolbox of palliative care competencies and will learn from colleagues facing similar practice challenges.
November 3-10, 2015 and May 4-10, 2016
Applications due August 10, 2015
Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) offers intensive learning experiences for physician and nurse educators who wish to become expert in the clinical practice and teaching of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care, as well as gain expertise in leading and managing improvements in palliative care education and practice at their own institutions. Our goal is to contribute to the training of leaders and educators who can train the next generation of clinicians, and build new programs to improve access to palliative care services.
You may apply for either the adult track or the pediatric track. The pediatric track will highlight the unique aspects of pediatric palliative care.
March 12-14, 2015
Palliative Care for Hospitalists and Intensivists (PCFHI) is an intensive two-and-one-half-day course that fills a significant gap for hospital-based specialists who seek training in palliative care, and provides these clinicians with the information and skills needed to offer high quality, specialist-level palliative care to inpatients with life-threatening illnesses. Hospitalists and intensivists will acquire a toolbox of key competencies required to deal with challenging end-of-life situations in the hospital. This course will utilize interactive learning formats, such as panel presentations, case based discussions, Q and A, and role modeling.