Geriatrics & Palliative Care Symposium

Philadelphia, PA US
April 5, 2019


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The Geriatrics and Palliative Care Symposium brings practitioners from varying healthcare settings to develop the necessary skills to improve the quality and delivery of geriatrics and palliative care.

Didactic lectures, moderated panels, and case based discussions explore the complex levels of care required for seriously ill patients and their families.


This course is designed for professionals in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonary, Nephrology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Palliative Care, Pharmacy, 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
Hospital Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 CNE
  • 5.50 Patient Safety
  • 6.25 Social Work
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/05/2019 - 7:50am EDT
Event ends: 
04/05/2019 - 3:30pm EDT

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


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Featured Keynote Speaker

Jane Brody - The New York Times

Jane Brody received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1962 and a masters degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism the following year. After two years as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, in 1965 she joined The New York Times as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology. In 1976 she became The Times’s Personal Health columnist. Her widely read and quoted column, which appears every Tuesday in The Times’s Science Times section and in scores of other newspapers around the country, earned her the title of “High Priestess of Health” from Time Magazine.

Ms. Brody has written 10 books, including the best-sellers “Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book” and “Jane Brody’s Good Food Book.” Her other books are “Jane Brody’s Good Food Gourmet,” “Jane Brody’s Good Seafood Book,” “Jane Brody’s Cold and Flu Fighter,” “Jane Brody’s Allergy Fighter,” “The New York Times Book of Health” and “The New York Times Book of Women’s Health.” She is co-author of “The New York Times Guide to Alternative Health.” Her newest work, “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life,” was published in February 2009.


Featured Guest Speakers
  • Joan Herrold, MD - Palliative Medicine Consultants
  • Annette (Annie) Medoma-Walpole, MD - University of Rochester
  • Dominic Sisti, PhD - Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Amy Westcott, MD - Optum, Complex Care Management



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.



Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Topics in this activity fall within the approved list for Pennsylvania State Requirements for Patient Safety/Risk Management credits.  Total: 5.5 credits.


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

A maximum of 6.25 contact hours will be awarded to participants.


The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. (





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 6.25 contact hours for counselors and social workers.



This symposium offers your one (1) CME education credit requirement on topics concerning prescription opioids drugs (Continuing Education Mandate from February 15, 2017 state enacted legislation related to new law to prevent and treat opioid addiction).


Continuing Education Hour verification is provided to other professionals who successfully complete this symposium. A certificate of completion of 6.25 Continuing Education Hours will be provided.


Available Credit

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


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  • Pre-registration ends Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Onsite registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be granted after Friday, March 22, 2019. See full refund policy

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Profession/ Affiliation

Early Bird Rate

(Before March 1, 2019)

Registration Rate
Practicing Physician$110$125
Nurse and Allied Health Professional$75$90
Other Professional$75$90
Non-Jefferson Residents, Fellows and Medical Students$25$25
Jefferson Health Faculty and Staff$60$75
Jefferson Health Resident and Fellows$0$0