Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

PCEP

(#732756-1802)

Course Directors

James A. Tulsky, MD
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Pediatric Track Directors

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH

When

November 5-10, 2017 AND
May 7-11, 2018

Where

Hotel Marlowe
Cambridge, MA

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Tuition

$8,195
Scholarships available

CMEs

Earn up to 66.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for both the Adult and Pediatric tracks.

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management Credits:
Adult track max: 2.75
Pediatric track max: 4.00
End-of-Life Care Credits:
Adult track max: 34.00
Pediatric track max: 33.75

Application Period

Extended to June 26th

 

PCEP

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PCEP Schedule

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

Please Note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

 

* Sessions marked with an asterisk qualify in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in Opioid Education/ Pain Management Training.
° Sessions marked with a degree symbol qualify in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in End-of-Life Care Education.
P Sessions marked with a "P" and in italics are designed for those following the pediatric track.

 

  Arcs
Comm Communication
Educ Teaching/Education
Symp Symptom Management
Prog Dev Program Development/ Leadership/ Administration
Psych Psychosocial/ Spiritual/ Ethics
 
Please note that the updated schedule is coming soon.
 
PART 1   November 5-10, 2017  
       
    Sunday, November 5, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
4:30 PM-5:15 PM   Registration and Reception  
5:15 PM-6:15 PM   Dinner  
6:15 PM-6:45 PM Psych Welcome and Course Introduction Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard Goldstein, MD
6:45 PM-7:00 PM   Travel to Small Groups  
7:00 PM-8:00 PM Psych Personal Narratives: Pathways to Palliative Care Small Group Faculty
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    Monday, November 6, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/ Introduction to Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-8:45 AM Comm Communication 1, The Overall Frame: What is the goal of good communication?° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:45 AM-10:00 AM Comm Communication 2, Essential Communication Skills Practice: How patients understand their illness° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
10:00 AM-10:30 AM   Break  
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Comm Communication 3, Understanding How Patients Cope with Serious Illness: Patient interview in large group° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
12:00 PM-1:15 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-1:40 PM Comm Communication 4, How to Deliver Serious News: Cognitive map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
1:40 PM-1:55 PM   Travel Time  
1:55 PM-2:45 PM Comm Communication 5, How to Learn Communication Skills in a Small Group° Small Group Faculty
2:45 PM-3:15 PM   Break  
3:15 PM-4:45 PM Comm Communication 4, How to Deliver Serious News: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
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    Tuesday, November 7, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-9:15 AM Educ Learning Styles and Teaching Methods Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Barbara Reville, DNP, CNP
9:15 AM-9:45 AM   Break  
9:45 AM-11:00 AM Educ Learning Styles and Teaching Methods (continued) Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Barbara Reville, DNP, CNP
11:00 AM-11:30 AM   Break  
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Psych Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessment° Arden O'Donnell, MPH, LICSW
Rev. John P. Kearns
12:30 PM-1:45 PM   Lunch  
1:45 PM-2:10 PM Comm Communication 6, How to Discuss Prognosis: Cognitive map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
2:10 PM-2:25 PM   Travel Time  
2:25 PM-3:45 PM Comm Communication 6, How to Discuss Prognosis: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
3:45 PM-4:15 PM   Break  
4:15 PM-5:30 PM Psych Compassionate Confrontations: Integrating Hopes, Emotions, and Duties When Confronting Serious Illness° Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
6:00 PM-7:30 PM   Pediatric Track Dinner (P)  
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    Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-9:15 AM Educ Introduction to Instructional Design I David Weissman, MD
9:15 AM-9:30 AM   Break  
9:30 AM-10:45 AM Educ Introduction to Instructional Design II David Weissman, MD
10:45 AM-11:00 AM   Break  
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Symp Pain Management in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic* Simone Rinaldi, MSN
Douglas Brandoff, MD
Mihir Kamdar, MD
12:00 PM-1:15 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-1:40 PM Comm Communication 7, How to Facilitate Early Goals of Care/ Advance Care Planning: Cognitive map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
1:40 PM-1:55 PM   Travel Time  
1:55 PM-3:15 PM Comm Communication 7, How to Facilitate Early Goals of Care/ Advance Care Planning: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
3:15 PM-3:45 PM   Break  
3:45 PM-4:10 PM Comm Communication 8, How to Facilitate Late Goals of Care/ Transition to End of Life: Cognitive map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
4:10 PM-4:25 PM   Travel Time  
4:25 PM-5:45 PM Comm Communication 8, How to Facilitate Late Goals of Care/ Transition to End of Life: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
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    Thursday, November 9, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-9:30 AM Symp Pain Management Case Studies* Janet Abrahm, MD
Mihir Kamdar, MD
8:00 AM-9:30 AM Symp Pain Management for Pediatric Patients (P)* Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard Goldstein, MD
9:30 AM-10:00 AM   Break  
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Symp Caring for Imminently Dying Patients° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
April Zehm, MD
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Symp Intractable Symptoms in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment (P)° Julie Hauer, MD
12:00 PM-1:55 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-2:00 PM Educ Teaching Reflection/ Best Learning Experiences James Tulsky, MD
2:00 PM-2:15 PM   Travel Time  
2:15 PM-4:00 PM Prog Dev Project Review Project Group Faculty
4:00 PM-5:00 PM   Travel Time  
5:00 PM-7:00 PM   Farewell Party  
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    Friday, November 10, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:15 AM-7:45 AM   Feedback on Pediatric Track (P) Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard Goldstein, MD
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-9:15 AM Psych Grief and Bereavement° Sue Morris, PsyD
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
9:15 AM-9:45 AM   Break  
9:45 AM-10:30 AM Psych Grief and Loss: Experiential Exercise° Sue Morris, PsyD
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
10:30 AM-10:45 AM   Travel Time  
10:45 AM-11:45 AM Comm Small Group Wrap Up Small Group Faculty
11:45 AM-12:00 PM   Travel Time  
12:00 PM-12:45 PM Prog Dev Panel Discussion: Bringing PCEP Home Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard Goldstein, MD
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PART 2   May 7-11, 2018  
       
    Monday, May 7, 2018  
12:00 PM-12:45 PM   Check-in Courtney Anderson, MPH
Denise D. Simon, MA
12:45 PM-1:45 PM   Announcements/Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James A. Tulsky, MD
1:45 PM-2:00 PM   Break  
2:00 PM-3:15 PM Comm Difficult Conversations° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
3:15 PM-3:45 PM   Break  
3:45 PM-5:30 PM Spirit Personal Spiritual History Small Group Faculty
5:30 PM-6:30 PM   Reception  
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018  
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-8:45 AM Comm Communication Fundamentals: Review from PCEP, Part 1° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:45 AM-9:15 AM Comm The Withdrawn Patient: Cognitive map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
9:15 AM-9:45 AM   Travel Time  
9:45 AM-11:45 PM Comm The Withdrawn Patient: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
11:45 AM-1:00 PM   Lunch  
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Spirit Emotionally Powerful Patient Experiences Small Group Faculty
2:30 PM-3:00 PM   Break  
3:00 PM-4:15 PM Comm Building Resilience and a Sustainable Practice in Palliative Care Kathleen P. Doyle, MD
Vicki A. Jackson, MD
4:15 PM-4:30 PM   Break  
4:30 PM-5:30 PM Spirit Literature, End of Life, and Healing Amy Ship, MD
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018  
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-9:30 AM Prog Dev Quality Improvement Workshop° Emily L. Aaronson, MD
Joshua R. Lakin, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
9:30 AM-9:45 AM   Break  
9:45 AM-10:15 AM Comm Family Meetings: Cognitive Map° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
10:30 AM-10:45 AM   Travel Time  
10:45 AM-12:30 PM Comm Family Meetings: Essential skills practice° Small Group Faculty
12:30 PM-1:45 PM   Lunch  
1:30 PM-3:15 PM Prog Dev Project Review #1 Project Group Faculty
3:15 PM-3:45 PM   Break  
3:45 PM-5:15 PM Symp Psychiatric Symptoms° Keri Brenner, MD, MPA
Guy Maytal, MD
3:45 PM-5:15 PM Symp Breathless and Bleary Eyed Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard Goldstein, MD
    Thursday, May 10, 2018  
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Educ Pedagogical Frame Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:30 AM-10:30 AM Symp Physical Symptoms State of the Science° Janet L. Abrahm, MD
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
Mihir M. Kamdar, MD
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Symp Hypnosis in Pediatric Palliative Care° Richard D. Goldstein, MD
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Symp From Feeling Sick to the Stomach to Mush and Push: Management of Gastrointestinal Distressing Symptoms in Children with Advanced Disease° Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD
10:30 AM-11:00 AM   Break  
11:00 AM-12:15 PM Symp Palliative Sedation° Janet L. Abrahm, MD
Amanda Moment, MSW
11:00 AM-12:15 PM Symp Advanced Pain Management in Children* Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD
    Friday, May 11, 2018  
7:00 AM-7:45 AM   Breakfast  
7:15 AM-7:45 AM   Feedback on Pediatric Track Richard D. Goldstein, MD
7:45 AM-8:00 AM   Announcements/Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James A. Tulsky, MD
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Travel Time  
8:15 AM-10:45 AM Comm/ Educ Objective Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTE) OSTE Faculty
10:45 AM-11:00 AM   Travel Time  
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Prog Dev Project Review #2 Project Group Faculty
12:30 PM-1:45 PM   Lunch  
1:45 PM-3:00 PM Leader Palliative Care from the Perspective of an Institutional Leader° Janet E. Porter, PhD
3:00 PM-3:15 PM   Break  
3:15 PM-4:00 PM Spirit Bringing PCEP Home Small Group Faculty
4:00 PM-4:45 PM Comm Saying Goodbye Small Group Faculty
4:45 PM-5:00 PM   Break  
5:00 PM-5:45 PM   Group Photo  
5:45 PM-7:00 PM   Closing Dinner and Graduation