Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

PCFHI

(#3424554)

Directors

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

When

Thursday-Saturday
April 3-5, 2014

Where

The Colonnade Hotel
Boston, MA

Brochure

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Tuition

$825 physicians;
$675 all others

CMEs

A maximum of 18.25

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management: A maximum of 2.25
End-of-Life Care: A maximum of 18.25

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 – April 3, 2014

 

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

Tracks

7:15–8:00   Registration and Breakfast    
8:00–8:10   Announcements    
8:10–9:25 PL1 Plenary: Patient Interview: Dealing with Intense Distress in the Setting of Serious Illness Eva Chittenden, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
P
9:25–9:30   Travel Time    
9:30–10:45 1A Management of Challenging Pain in the Hospitalized Patient* Janet Abrahm, MD
Mihir Kamdar, MD
S
9:30–10:45 1B Delirium Assessment and Management: Challenges in the Hospital Setting Ed Marcantonio, MD, MS S, Q, O
9:30–10:45 1C Kidney Disease: Palliative Care Approaches Ernest Mandel, MD S, Q, O
9:30–10:45 1D Palliative Care in Chronic Critical Illness Zara Cooper, MD, MSc S, Q, O
9:30–10:45 1E Update on Managing End-Stage Congestive Heart Failure Akshay Desai, MD, MPH S, Q, O
10:45–11:00   Break    
11:00–12:15 2A Management of Non-Pain Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspnea, and More (Repeats at 4A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
S
11:00–12:15 2B Spirituality in Palliative Care: What the Clinician Needs to Know Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH P
11:00–12:15 2C Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care: Double Effect, Palliative Sedation, and Futility Robert Truog, MD E
11:00–12:15 2D Update on Managing End-Stage COPD Judith Nelson, MD, JD S, Q
11:00–12:15 2E Dealing with the "Difficult" Patient: Psychosocial Diagnosis and Management Guy Maytal, MD P
12:15–1:30   Lunch on your own    
1:30–2:30 PL2 Plenary: Communication Issues in Serious Advanced Illness Rachelle Bernacki, MD P, Q
2:30–2:35   Travel Time    
2:35–3:50 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: Serious Illness Care Program
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
P, Q
2:35–3:50 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: How to Integrate  Palliative Care Early in Serious Illnesses and How to Use Hospice
Cindy Lien, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
Corinne Alexander, MD
S, P, Q
2:35–3:50 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Eva Chittenden, MD
Mark Williams, MD, MHM
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
P
2:35–3:50 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: The Angry Patient
Marshall Forstein, MD
Ron Schouten, MD, JD
Guy Maytal, MD
Todd Rinehart, LICSW
P
3:50–4:15   Break    
4:15–5:30 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: How to Integrate Palliative Care Early in Serious Illnesses and How to Use Hospice
Cindy Lien, MD
Mary Buss, MD, MPH
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
Corinne Alexander, MD
S, P, Q
4:15–5:30 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Eva Chittenden, MD
Mark Williams, MD, MHM
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
P
4:15–5:30 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: The Angry Patient
Marshall Forstein, MD
Ron Schouten, MD, JD
Guy Maytal, MD
Todd Rinehart, LICSW
P
4:15–5:30 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: Serious Illness Care Program
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
P, Q
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Friday – April 4, 2014

 

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

Tracks

7:15–8:00   Breakfast    
8:00–8:10   Announcements    
8:10–9:25 PL3 Plenary: Quality and Patient Safety in End-of-Life Care Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS Q, O
9:25–9:30   Travel Time    
9:30–10:45 3A Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Communication in the ICU Judith Nelson, MD, JD
Kathleen Puntillo, PhD, RN, FAAN
E, Q, O
9:30–10:45 3B End-Stage Dementia: Decision Making and Hospital Management Helen Chen, MD S
9:30–10:45 3C Cultural and Spiritual Factors Affecting Care of Patients with Serious, Life-Threatening Illness Marshall Forstein, MD P
9:30–10:45 3D Never Events in Palliative Care Joshua Lakin, MD Q
9:30–10:45 3E Hospital-based Clinicians as Palliative Care Providers Mark Williams, MD, MHM Q
10:45–11:00   Break    
11:00–12:15 4A Management of Non-Pain Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspnea, and More (Repeated from 2A) Janet Abrahm, MD
Cindy Lien, MD
S
11:00–12:15 4B Imminent Death: Signs, Symptoms, Clinical Management, and Addressing the Family's Acute Grief Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH S
11:00–12:15 4C Organizing Performance Improvement in the ICU Judith Nelson, MD, JD Q
11:00–12:15 4D Discharge Planning and Effective Transitions in End-of-Life Care: Rehab, Home Care, and Hospice Terrence O'Malley, MD Q, O
11:00–12:15 4E Assessing Decision-Making Capacity Marshall Forstein, MD P, E
12:15–1:30   Lunch on your own    
1:30–2:30 PL4 Plenary: Pain and Symptom Management in the ICU* Kathleen Puntillo, PhD, RN, FAAN S, O
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
Eva Chittenden, MD
Mark Williams, MD, MHM
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
P
2:35–3:50 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: The Angry Patient
Marshall Forstein, MD
Ron Schouten, MD, JD
Guy Maytal, MD
Todd Rinehart, LICSW
P
2:35–3:50 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: Serious Illness Care Program
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
P, Q
2:35–3:50 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: How to Integrate  Palliative Care Early in Serious Illnesses and How to Use Hospice
Cindy Lien, MD
John Halporn, MD
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
Corinne Alexander, MD
S, P, Q
3:50–4:15   Break    
4:15–5:30 SCE1
and
SCE5
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 1 and 5: The Angry Patient
Marshall Forstein, MD
Ron Schouten, MD, JD
Guy Maytal, MD
Todd Rinehart, LICSW
P
4:15–5:30 SCE2
and
SCE6
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 2 and 6: Serious Illness Care Program
Rachelle Bernacki, MD
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Joanna Paladino, MD
P, Q
4:15–5:30 SCE3
and
SCE7
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 3 and 7: How to Integrate  Palliative Care Early in Serious Illnesses and How to Use Hospice
Cindy Lien, MD
John Halporn, MD
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
Corinne Alexander, MD
S, P, Q
4:15–5:30 SCE4
and
SCE8
Structured Communication Exercise:
Groups 4 and 8: Negotiating Conflict in the Family Meeting
Eva Chittenden, MD
Mark Williams, MD, MHM
Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH
Jane deLima Thomas, MD
P
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Saturday – April 5, 2014

 

 

Time

 

Session Name

Faculty

Tracks

7:15–8:00   Breakfast    
8:00–8:10   Announcements    
8:10–9:25 PL5 Plenary: Challenges in Communication with Families in the ICU Setting Judith Nelson, MD, JD S, P, E, Q
9:25–9:30   Travel Time    
9:30–10:45 5A Prognostication in the Critically Ill Walter O'Donnell, MD S, E, O, Q
9:30–10:45 5B Care for Children When a Parent Or Grandparent Is Dying: What the Clinician for Adults Needs to Know Cynthia Moore, PhD P
9:30–10:45 5C Understanding Hospice: Keys to Successful Referral Stephanie Patel, MD P, Q
9:30–10:45 5D Rehospitalization and the Role of Palliative Care Terrence O'Malley, MD Q, O
9:30–10:45 5E Hypercoagulable Syndromes and the New Anticoagulants in End-Stage Diseases Rachel Rosovsky, MD, MPH S, Q
10:45–11:00   Break    
11:00–12:00 PL6 Concluding Plenary: Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Person and Family Needs Diane Meier, MD Q, O
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