Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

PCFHI

(#3524554)

Directors

Eva Chittenden, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
J. Andrew Billings, MD
Susan D. Block MD

When

Thursday-Saturday
March 12-14, 2015

Where

The Colonnade Hotel
Boston, MA

Brochure

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Tuition

$850 physicians;
$700 all others

CMEs

A maximum of 18.75

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management: A maximum of 5.00
End-of-Life Care: A maximum of 18.75

All CMEs are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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PCFHI Schedule

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

Thursday       Friday       Saturday

Topic Tracks

S – Symptom Management
E – Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care
P – Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects of End-of-Life Care
Q – Quality Assurance
O – Original Research-based Presentation
* – Qualifies in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in Opioid and Pain Management
All sessions qualify in Massachusetts for Risk Management credits in End-of-Life Care.

 

Thursday – March 12, 2015

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

7:15–8:00   Registration and Breakfast  
8:00–8:10   Announcements  
8:10–9:25 PL1 Plenary: Dealing with Intense Distress in the Setting of Serious Illness Eva Chittenden, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
9:25–9:30   Travel Time  
9:30–10:45 1A Management of Challenging Pain in the Hospitalized Patient* (Repeats at 2A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Mihir Kamdar, MD
9:30–10:45 1B Delirium Assessment and Management: Challenges in the Hospital Setting Mary Buss, MD, MPH
9:30–10:45 1C Understanding Hospice: Keys to Successful Referral Stephanie Patel, MD
9:30–10:45 1D Prognostication in the Critically Ill Walter O'Donnell, MD
9:30–10:45 1E Update on Managing End-Stage Congestive Heart Failure Akshay Desai, MD, MPH
10:45–11:00   Break  
11:00–12:15 2A Management of Challenging Pain in the Hospitalized Patient* (Repeats at 1A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Mihir Kamdar, MD
11:00–12:15 2B Never Events in Palliative Care Joshua Lakin, MD
11:00–12:15 2C Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care Nicholas Sadovnikoff, MD
11:00–12:15 2D Pain and Symptom Management in the ICU* Judith Nelson, MD, JD
11:00–12:15 2E Imminent Death: Signs, Symptoms, Clinical Management, and Addressing the Family's Acute Grief Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
12:15–1:15   Lunch on your own  
1:15–2:30 PL2 Plenary: Communication Issues in Serious Advanced Illness Rachelle Bernacki, MD
2:30–2:35   Travel Time  
2:35–3:50 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: Serious Illness Care Program: How to Discuss Values and Goals
Susan Block, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
John Halporn, MD
2:35–3:50 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: How to Effectively Discuss Prognosis and Hospice
Eva Chittenden, MD
Corinne Alexander, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
2:35–3:50 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Andy Billings, MD
Jeffrey Greenwald, MD
Richard Goldstein, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
2:35–3:50 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: The Angry Patient
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Marshall Forstein, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
David Yuppa, MD
3:50–4:15   Break  
4:15–5:30 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: How to Effectively Discuss Prognosis and Hospice
Eva Chittenden, MD
Corinne Alexander, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
4:15–5:30 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Andy Billings, MD
Jeffrey Greenwald, MD
Richard Goldstein, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
4:15–5:30 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: The Angry Patient
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Marshall Forstein, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
David Yuppa, MD
4:15–5:30 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: Serious Illness Care Program: How to Discuss Values and Goals
Susan Block, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
John Halporn, MD
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Friday – March 13, 2015

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

7:15–8:00   Breakfast  
8:00–8:10   Announcements  
8:10–9:25 PL3 Plenary: Talking with Surrogates about Values, Prognosis, and Treatment Options Douglas White, MD
9:25–9:30   Travel Time  
9:30–10:45 3A Management of Non-Pain Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspnea, and More (Repeats at 4A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
9:30–10:45 3B End-stage Dementia: Decision Making and Hospital Management Helen Chen, MD
9:30–10:45 3C Organizing Performance Improvement in the ICU Judith Nelson, MD, JD
9:30–10:45 3D Spirituality in Palliative Care: What the Clinician Needs to Know Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH
9:30–10:45 3E Rehospitalization and the Role of Palliative Care Terrence O'Malley, MD
10:45–11:00   Break  
11:00–12:15 4A Management of Non-Pain Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspnea, and More (Repeats at 3A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
11:00–12:15 4B Discharge Planning and Effective Transitions in End-of-Life Care: Rehab, Home Care, and Hospice Terrence O'Malley, MD
11:00–12:15 4C Decision Making about Dialysis in the Hospitalized Patient Ernest Mandel, MD
11:00–12:15 4D Responding to Requests for Futile Treatments Douglas White, MD
11:00–12:15 4E Assessing Decision-Making Capacity Marshall Forstein, MD
12:15–1:15   Lunch on your own  
1:15–2:30 PL4 Plenary: Quality and Patient Safety in End-of-Life Care Tejal Gandhi, MD
2:30–2:35   Travel Time  
2:35–3:50 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Andy Billings, MD
Jeffrey Greenwald, MD
Richard Goldstein, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
2:35–3:50 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: The Angry Patient
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Marshall Forstein, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
David Yuppa, MD
2:35–3:50 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: Serious Illness Care Program: How to Discuss Values and Goals
Susan Block, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
John Halporn, MD
2:35–3:50 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: How to Effectively Discuss Prognosis and Hospice
Eva Chittenden, MD
Corinne Alexander, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
3:50–4:15   Break  
4:15–5:30 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: The Angry Patient
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Marshall Forstein, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
David Yuppa, MD
4:15–5:30 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: Serious Illness Care Program: How to Discuss Values and Goals
Susan Block, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
John Halporn, MD
4:15–5:30 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: How to Effectively Discuss Prognosis and Hospice
Eva Chittenden, MD
Corinne Alexander, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
4:15–5:30 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Andy Billings, MD
Jeffrey Greenwald, MD
Richard Goldstein, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
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Saturday – March 14, 2015

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

7:15–8:00   Breakfast  
8:00–8:10   Announcements  
8:10–9:25 PL5 Plenary: Collaborating with Surgeons in Caring for Seriously Ill Patients Zara Cooper, MD
9:25–9:30   Travel Time  
9:30–10:45 5A Cultural and Spiritual Factors Affecting Care of Patients with Serious, Life-Threatening Illness Marshall Forstein, MD
9:30–10:45 5B Decoding Code Status Discussions Eva Chittenden, MD
9:30–10:45 5C Dealing with the "Difficult" Patient: Psychosocial Diagnosis and Management Guy Maytal, MD
9:30–10:45 5D Psychiatric Issues in Patients with Advanced Disease David Yuppa, MD
9:30–10:45 5E Reflecting on End of Life through Poetry Amy Ship, MD
10:45–11:00   Break  
11:00–12:15 PL6 Concluding Plenary: Chronic Critical Illness: Strategies for Improving Care Judith Nelson, MD, JD
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