Geriatrics and Palliative Care 2020 Symposium

Philadelphia, PA US
April 3, 2020


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This annual symposium brings practitioners from various healthcare settings to develop the necessary skills to improve the quality and delivery of geriatrics and palliative care. Keynote lectures, moderated interprofessional panels, and breakout sessions explore issues relating to the physical, emotional and psychological care of seriously ill patients and their families.

Explore the following topics through didactic lectures and interprofessional panel discussions:

  • Elder Abuse
  • Home-Based Care - "Look Homeward, Medicine"
  • Opioid Risk Assessment
  • Medical Marijuana: Access and Healthcare Disparities

Select two breakout sessions for a tailored learning experience:

  • Physician Aid-in-Dying
  • Nuts and Bolts of Prescribing Opioids
  • Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning Conversations
  • Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

This course is designed for all specialists working in Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Social Work, Pastoral Care and Hospice.

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Primary Care
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 Patient Safety
  • 5.75 CNE
  • 5.75 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/03/2020 - 7:50am
Event ends: 
04/03/2020 - 2:50pm

Preliminary Program Agenda & Learning Objectives

For more course information, please view the preliminary program agenda and learning objectives.


Dorrance H Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

For information regarding parking and directions please click here

The closest parking garage to the conference location is the Hamilton Parking Garage on 11th Street between Walnut & Locust Streets. The Hamilton Parking Garage is undergoing repairs. The work is expected to last for several months. If using the garage, please pay attention to signage indicating lane and temporary parking restrictions.

For additional parking options available at Jefferson’s Center City campus, visit Available Parking.


The nearest hotel to Thomas Jefferson University Campus is the Holiday Inn Express Midtown located at 1305 Walnut Street.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19107
Reservations: 215-732-2022
Rates: $134 special hospital/university rate

No extra person charge. Includes complimentary breakfast, free access to wireless internet and onsite fitness center. Parking is $27 per day (with in and out privileges).

For additional hotels in the area, that also offer a Jefferson rate, please visit:


Elder Abuse

Laura Mosqueda, MD

Laura Mosqueda, MD
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA


"Look Homeward, Medicine"

Bruce Allen Leff, MD

Bruce Allen Leff, MD
Director, The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD



All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are required to disclose to the audience:

  1. Any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services

  2. Any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Designation of Credit
PHYSICIANS: Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PENNSYLVANIA PATIENT SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT CREDIT: Topics in this activity fall within the approved list for Pennsylvania State Requirements for Patient Safety/Risk Management credits.  Total: 5.75 credits.
NURSES: Nurses will be awarded 5.75 nursing contact hours.
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Community and Trauma Counseling has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no 3034.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Community and Trauma Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Community and Trauma Counseling
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia PA
This activity offers 5.75 contact hours for licensed counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers.  Counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Contact hours are offered on a session-by-session basis with full attendance required for each session.  No contact hours will be offered for registration, lunch, and breaks.
LAWYERS: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
OTHER PROFESSIONALS: Continuing Education Hour verification is provided to other professionals who successfully complete this symposium. A certificate of completion of 5.75 Continuing Education Hours will be provided.


Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 Patient Safety
  • 5.75 CNE
  • 5.75 Social Work

For information about exhibit, advertisement and other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bao Tram at or 215-955-6992.



Please login or register to take this course.


Profession/ AffiliationEarly Bird Rate - Register by March 1, 2020Regular Rate - After March 1, 2020
Practicing Physician$125$140
Nurse & Other Healthcare Professional$75$90
Jefferson Health - Faculty & Staff$60$75
Non-Jefferson Residents, Fellows & Students $25$25

Jefferson Health Residents, Fellows & Students





  • Early Bird Registration ends March 1, 2020.
  • Pre-registration ends Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Onsite registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be granted after Friday, March 20, 2020. See full refund policy

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