5th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium

Philadelphia, PA US
June 3, 2016

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Featured Guest Speaker:  Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP

Physician and Widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi,

Author of the NYT #1 Bestseller

When Breath Becomes Air

 

Join us for the 5th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium!  Its goal is to improve the quality and delivery of primary palliative care to all patients and their families with serious, life-threatening illness. Practitioners from all related professions will acquire skills and strategies to help them care for these patients. Designed to include practical presentations with both large and small group formats, the course explores challenging subjects such as physical, emotional and psychosocial care for complex, seriously ill patients.

A special feature of this year's symposium is extensive time to hear and talk with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. At this cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience, standing alongside her husband during life, diagnosis, treatment and death, Dr. Kalanithi highlights both meaning in medicine as well as end of life care. This perspective enhances the context of discussions throughout the day, adding depth and take home pearls that participants can put into their own practices.

For the afternoon breakout sessions, participants will select two topics of their interest from a plethora of small group discussion topics, including Surrogate Decision Making & Capacity; Potentially Inappropriate Care at End of Life; Non-Pain Symptom Management; Safe and Practical Opioid Prescribing for Palliative Care Patients; How to Help Children through Illness and Loss; Understanding Hospice; Heart Failure and Palliative Care; Managing the Emotionally & Behaviorally Challenging Patient/Family; and Secondary Traumatization/Caregiver Burnout.  Facilitated by expert faculty, indepth discussions will enhance learning.  Selections will be made when you arrive at the symposium.

For more details, download a copy of the program agenda


ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

PHYSICIANS: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pennsylvania patient safety/risk management and New Jersey Palliative Care credits are available for this activity.

NURSES: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: A maximum of 5.30 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program.  (Nurses must attend all sessions in order to be awarded nursing contact hours.)

SOCIAL WORK:  CHAPTER 47. STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKERS. The Board finds the following entities have currently met the standards in § 47. Accordingly, the following are approved providers: (ix)   Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

OTHER PROFESSIONALS: Continuing Education Hour verification is provided to other professionals who successfully complete this workshop. A certificate of completion of 5.50 Continuing Education Hours will be provided through the Office of CME, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (www.aapa.org).

Target Audience

This course will be of interest to physicians, nurses, physician and medical assistants, physical/occupational therapists, pastoral care, hospice workers, social workers, and students / trainees across the healthcare professions.

Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives for this activity can be found in the attachment below.


PARKING INFORMATION- http://www.jefferson.edu/university/directions/parking.html 

The closest parking lot to the conference is the Hamilton Garage. Entrance is located on 11th Street just past Locust Street.

 
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Bioethics
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Geriatrics
Hospital Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Primary Care
Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.50 Attendance
  • 5.50 Patient Safety
  • 5.30 CNE
  • 5.50 Social Work
Course opens: 
02/22/2016
Course expires: 
01/27/2017
Event starts: 
06/03/2016 - 7:50am
Event ends: 
06/03/2016 - 2:55pm
Cost:
$100.00
Rating: 
5
Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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 and (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.


***ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.***

INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING CAN REGISTER ON-SITE FOR THIS CONFERENCE.

How to Register

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Pre-registration ends Wednesday, June 1,  2016. Onsite registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be granted after Friday, May 27, 2016. See full refund policy

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REGISTRATION FEES

 

REGISTRATION FEE

Practicing Physician$100.00
Other Practicing Health Professionals$75.00
One Jefferson, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, Methodist, Abington, Aria, and Kennedy Faculty & Staff$50.00

The base registration fee for this course is $100.00.  Depending on your fee type this fee will be reduced by the amount shown below to reflect the appropriate fee.  Please review and select one of the below options. If paying by check, please fill out paper registration and mail to the address listed on the form.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/22/2016
Course expires: 
01/27/2017

Price

Cost:
$100.00
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