Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care




Eva Chittenden, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD


March 16-18, 2017


Colonnade Hotel
Boston, MA




$895 physicians
$795 residents, fellows, nurses
$695 social workers, chaplains, allied health professionals


Earn up to 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management Credits: A maximum of 2.00
End-of-Life Care Credits: A maximum of 2.00


A maximum of 20.50 Continuing Nursing Education hours will be awarded.


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ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following American Board of Medical Specialties/ Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

IOM Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Institute of Medicine competencies:

  • Provide Patient-Centered Care
  • Employ Evidence-Based Practice
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams

IEC Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Interprofessional Education Collaborative competencies:

  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Teams and Teamwork


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at www.eaccme.eu.

Risk Management Credits in Massachusetts

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for a maximum of 4.00 credits of Risk Management Study. Including:

Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training
Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies

Please note these markings on the schedule:

Qualifies for Opioid Education and Pain Management Training credits
Qualifies for End-of-Life Care Education credits

Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Continuing Nursing Education Credits

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A maximum of 20.50 Contact Hours will be awarded upon completion of an evaluation.

Course Location and Travel

A limited number of rooms have been reserved until February 21, 2017 at:
The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
800-962-3030 (+1-617-424-7000, outside US and Canada)

You must specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a reduced room rate of $279 single/double. This rate is for a set number of rooms and may sell out. Please note that the discounted rate expires on February 21, 2017 or when the room block has been filled. After that time, availability will be limited and higher rates may apply.

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel only after acceptance to the course has been confirmed. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration.