Geriatrics and Palliative Care 2022 Symposium

June 3, 2022


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This annual symposium brings together practitioners from various healthcare settings to develop the necessary skills to improve the quality and delivery of geriatrics and palliative care. Keynote lectures and interactive Q&A discussions explore issues relating to the physical, emotional, and psychological care of older and seriously ill patients and their families. Highlighting this year’s program will be lectures on patient-priorities care, provider death anxiety, hospice care, de-prescribing, and the impact of racism in medicine on older populations. These topics were specifically selected to meet the challenging needs in today's healthcare environment.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Monday, July 18, 2022. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Adapt medical care to patients’ health priorities and preferences.
  2. Value approaches to mitigate death anxiety in reflective practice.
  3. Describe strategies to improve hospice utilization when appropriate.
  4. Utilize strategies to reduce harms associated with polypharmacy.
  5. Examine the impact of racism, both subtle and overt, in medicine over the past decades on health outcomes.
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Jefferson College of Nursing
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Methodist Hospital
Content Areas: 
Family Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Primary Care
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.25 Attendance
  • 4.25 CNE
  • 0.50 CNE Pharmacotherapy
  • 1.00 Patient Safety
  • 4.00 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/03/2022 - 7:55am EDT
Event ends: 
06/03/2022 - 12:15pm EDT

Commercial/In-Kind Support

Any support received for this educational activity will be published and announced prior to the start of the activity.


Agenda subject to change.

This activity is a live virtual meeting.
Zoom login information will be provided to registrants prior to the start of the activity.
United States

Required Hardware/Software

This activity will be using Zoom teleconferencing software. Click here to view the system requirements.


Relevant Financial Relationships

Thomas Jefferson University Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) endorses the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards.

All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose any financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 24 months. Any conflict of interests have been mitigated prior to the educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson conflict of interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Rebecca Cammy, MSW, LCSW 
Judith Heredia, MSN, CRNP
Susan Parks, MD
Brooke Salzman, MD

The following planning committee member has financial relationships to disclose.
Brooke Worster, MD
  Researcher: Ethos; Advisor: Pax


Ala Stanford, MD

The following presenters have no financial relationships to disclose.
Jeanette Kates, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC
Abigail Nathanson, DSW, LCSW
Mary Tinetti, MD

The following presenters have financial relationships to disclose.
Emily Hajjar, PharmD
  Medical Advisory Board: Ethos Cannabis; Consultant: Prime Therapeutics

Off‐label/Investigational Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of disease(s).

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.


Accreditation 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.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 4.25 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit

PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit
This educational activity offers 1.0 PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit. The following session qualifies: Moving from Disease-Based to Patient Priorities-Aligned Care.

Nursing Pharmacology Credit
This educational activity offers 0.5 nursing pharmacology credit. The following session qualifies: Considerations for Deprescribing.

Counselors/Therapists/Social Work
National Board of Certified Counselors (LPC, LMFT, LCSW and LSW)
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 4.0 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 sign-in, welcoming and closing remarks, or breaks.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.25 Attendance
  • 4.25 CNE
  • 0.50 CNE Pharmacotherapy
  • 1.00 Patient Safety
  • 4.00 Social Work


Please login or register to take this course.


Profession/ AffiliationRegistration Fee  
Practicing Physician$75
Nurse / Other Health Professional$50
Jefferson Health - Faculty / Staff $50
Non-Jefferson Health - Resident / Fellow / Med. Student  $25
Jefferson Health - Resident / Fellow / Med. StudentComplimentary


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No refunds will be given after Friday, May 20, 2022. See full refund policy

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