Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care



Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Barbara Reville, DNP, CNP, ACHPN


June 15-16, 2017


Inn at Longwood Medical
Boston, MA




2-day registration: $350
1-day registration: $250
2-day registration (student): $250
1-day registration (student): $175

Early Bird Discount of $25 available until May 1, 2017

Scholarships available


Closed on June 1, 2017


5.75 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Thursday program in its entirety.
6.25 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Friday program in its entirety.


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ASPN Schedule

*Please note: program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Course evaluations will be conducted electronically.

Thursday       Friday

Thursday – June 15, 2017


7:30–8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00–8:15 Welcome and Course Introduction Constance Dahlin
Barbara Reville
8:15-9:00 Palliative Care: What does it mean? Constance Dahlin
9:00-10:00 Essentials of Pain Management Maureen Lynch
10:00-10:15 Break  
10:15-11:15 Opioids: Where are we now? Douglas Brandoff
11:15-12:15 The Pharmaceutical response to the Opioid Crisis Benjamin Kematick
12:15-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:30 Palliative Management of Dyspnea Daniel Gorman
2:30-2:45 Break  
2:45-4:00 Case Studies in Living with a Failing Heart Debra Skoniecki
Lara Coakley
Kristen Devoe

Friday – June 16, 2017


7:15–7:45 Registration & Breakfast
7:45-8:00 Opening Constance Dahlin
Barbara Reville
8:00-9:00 Nursing Sustainability: Managing Distress Barbara Reville
9:00-10:00 Conflict Management Nancy Borstelmann
Kathleen Horvath
10:00-10:15 Break  
10:15-11:45 Case Studies in Distress and Conflict Management Barbara Reville
Sarah Fairbrook
11:45-12:45 Lunch  
12:45-1:45 Medical Marijuana John Halporn
1:45-2:00 Break  
2:00-3:00 Palliative Management of Anorexia Victoria Gurfolino
3:00-3:45 The State of Palliative Nursing Constance Dahlin
2:00-3:00 Closing Constance Dahlin
Barbara Reville