Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care



Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Maureen Lynch, MS, ANP-BC, ACHPN, AOCN, FPCN
Deborah Whalen, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN


June 9-10, 2016


Inn at Longwood Medical, Boston, MA


Coming Soon


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


TBD contact hours will be awarded for attending the Thursday program in its entirety.
TBD 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 11, 2015


8:00–8:30 Palliative Care Introduction Maureen Lynch
Deborah Whalen
8:30–9:00 What is Palliative Nursing? Maureen Lynch
Deborah Whalen
9:00-10:00 Symptom Assessment Maureen Lynch
10:00-10:30 Break  
10:30-11:30 Pharmacology of Pain Management Bridget Scullion
11:30-12:15 Interventional Pain Management Elizabeth Rickerson
12:15-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:30 Communication in Palliative Nursing Barbara Reville
2:30-2:45 Break  
2:45-4:00 GI Symptoms: Constipation & Diarrhea Deborah Whalen

Friday – June 12, 2015


8:00-9:15 Depression David Yuppa
9:15-9:45 Break  
9:45-11:00 Clinical Approaches to Advance Care Planning Barbara Reville
11:00-12:00 Management of Nausea in Palliative Care Maureen Lynch
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:00 The Social Work Perspective of Advanced Heart Failure Lauren Schairer
2:00-2:15 Break  
2:15-3:15 Young Adults Coping with Long Term Illness Karen Fasciano
3:15-4:15 Integrative Therapies in Palliative Nursing and Self Care   Patricia Arcari