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

Photo by Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng

This photograph is from a collection of images that depicts our evolving culture of death in America, how we emotionally, spiritually, and practically experience mourning, grief, and loss. Our social and cultural environments impact and shape our responses to death and form the basis of traditional rituals as shown in this picture of three women having a picnic in a cemetery in memory of their loved ones.

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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 an updated schedule is coming soon.
 
PART 1   November 5-10, 2017  
       
    Sunday, November 5, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
3:00 PM-4:00 PM   Faculty Meeting  
3:00 PM-4:00 PM   Registration and Reception  
4:00 PM-4:30 PM Psych Welcome and Course Introduction Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Christy Ullrich, MD
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Comm What Is the Goal of Good Communication in Serious Illness?° (Communication Session 1) Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, MPH
5:00 PM-5:15 PM   Travel Time  
5:15 PM-6:15 PM   Dinner  
6:15 PM-6:30 PM   Travel Time  
6:30 PM-8:00 PM Psych Personal Narratives: Pathways to Palliative Care Small Groups
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    Monday, November 6, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:30 AM-8:00 AM   Breakfast  
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Announcements/Introduction to Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:15 AM-9:30 AM Comm Essential Communication Skills to Learn about the Patient Experience° (Communication Session 2) James Tulsky, MD
9:30 AM-10:00 AM   Break  
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Comm Understanding How Patients Cope with Serious Illness: Patient Interview in Large Group° (Communication Session 3) Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Comm How to Deliver Serious News: Cognitive Map° (Communication Session 4.1) Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
12:00 PM-1:15 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-2:00 PM Comm Communication Skills in a Small Group° (Communication Session 4.2) Small Groups
2:00 PM-2:30 PM   Break  
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Comm How to Deliver Serious News: Essential Skills Practice° (Communication Session 4.3) Small Groups
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    Tuesday, November 7, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:30 AM-8:00 AM   Breakfast  
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:15 AM-9:45 AM Prog Dev Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program I Michael W. Rabow, MD
8:15 AM-9:45 AM Prog Dev Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program (P) Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
9:45 AM-10:15 AM   Break  
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Prog Dev Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program II Michael W. Rabow, MD
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Psych Medical Ethics and Palliative Care° (P) Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
11:15 AM-11:30 AM   Travel Time  
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Psych Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessment° John P. Kearns, MDiv, BCC
Naomi Tzril Saks, MA, MDiv, BCC
12:30 PM-1:45 PM   Lunch  
12:45 PM-1:30 PM   Faculty Meeting  
1:45 PM-2:15 PM Comm How to Discuss Prognosis: Cognitive Map° (Communication Session 5.1) Jane deLima Thomas, MD
James A. Tulsky, MD
2:15 PM-2:30 PM   Travel Time  
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Comm How to Discuss Prognosis: Essential Skills Practice° (Communication Session 5.2) Small Groups
6:00 PM-7:30 PM   Pediatric Palliative Care Get Together (P)  
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    Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:30 AM-8:00 AM   Breakfast  
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:15 AM-9:30 AM Educ Learning Styles and Teaching Methods Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
9:30 AM-10:00 AM   Break  
10:00 AM-11:15 AM Symp Caring for Imminently Dying Patients° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
11:15 AM-11:30 AM   Travel Time  
11:30 AM-1:00 PM Prog Dev Project Review #1 Project Groups
1:00 PM-2:15 PM   Lunch  
2:15 PM-3:45 PM Symp Pain Management in Palliative Care* (Basic) Janet L. Abrahm, MD
2:15 PM-3:45 PM Symp Challenging Pain Management Scenarios* (Advanced) Mihir M. Kamdar, MD
2:15 PM-3:45 PM Symp Pain Management for Pediatric Patients* (P) Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
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    Thursday, November 9, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:30 AM-8:00 AM   Breakfast  
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:15 AM-9:15 AM Educ Introduction to Instructional Design I Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
9:15 AM-9:30 AM   Break  
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Educ Introduction to Instructional Design II Susan E. Farrell, MD, EdM
10:30 AM-10:45 AM   Break  
10:45 AM-12:00 PM Symp Pain Management in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic* Douglas E. Brandoff, MD
Mihir M. Kamdar, MD
Simone P. Rinaldi, MSN, APRN-BC, AHPN-BC
10:45 AM-12:00 PM Symp Intractable Symptoms in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment° (P) Julie Hauer, MD
12:00 PM-1:15 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-1:45 PM Comm How to Facilitate Early Goals of Care/ Advance Care Planning: Cognitive Map° (Communication Session 6.1) Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
1:45 PM-2:00 PM   Travel Time  
2:00 PM-3:15 PM Comm How to Facilitate Early Goals of Care/ Advance Care Planning: Skills Practice° (Communication Session 6.2) Small Groups
3:15 PM-3:45 PM   Break  
3:45 PM-4:15 PM Comm How to Facilitate Late Goals of Care/ Transition to End of Life: Cognitive Map° (Communication Session 7.1) Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPH
4:15 PM-4:30 PM   Travel Time  
4:30 PM-5:45 PM Comm How to Facilitate Late Goals of Care/ Transition to End of Life: Skills Practice° (Communication Session 7.2) Small Groups
5:45 PM-6:30 PM   Travel Time  
6:30 PM-9:00 PM   Farewell Reception  
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    Friday, November 10, 2017  
Time Arc Session Faculty
7:30 AM-8:00 AM   Breakfast  
8:00 AM-8:15 AM   Announcements/ Opening Exercise Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
James Tulsky, MD
8:15 AM-9:15 AM Psych Best Practices in Bereavement Care° Sue Morris, PsyD
9:15 AM-10:15 AM Psych Grief and Bereavement° Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Sue E. Morris, PsyD
10:15 AM-10:45 AM   Break  
10:45 AM-12:15 PM Prog Dev Project Review #2 Project Groups
12:15 PM-1:15 PM   Lunch  
1:15 PM-2:15 PM Educ Teaching Reflection/Best Learning Experiences James Tulsky, MD
2:30 PM-3:30 PM   Faculty Meeting  
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