~ Damanjeet Chaubey, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, WCHN Medical Director for Palliative Care and Denial Management
~ Karen Mulvihill DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, Director of Palliative Care Services
7:00am - 8:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast – Perkin Auditorium
8:00am - 8:10am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Damanjeet Chaubey, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, WCHN
Medical Director for Palliative Care and Denial Management
8:10am - 9:10am Key Note Address – Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
Dr. Meier is a visionary and a dynamic leader in the field of Palliative Medicine. She is the recipient of innumerable awards for her scholarly work and her strong leadership at the national level in influencing heath care policy changes that recognize the value of palliative medicine.
9:10am - 9:30am Q & A
9:30am - 9:45am Break-coffee
9:45am - 11:50am Difficult Conversations for the Seriously Ill and End of Life
Small Group Session
This session will focus on strengthening communication skills in: delivering serious news, goals of care discussion, discussing prognosis, advance care planning conversations, facilitating family meeting, understanding legal consensus around end of life care and guidelines for effective documentation. The team will also review the new coding and billing requirements forreimbursement.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch – Patio Room
Dr. John Murphy, President and CEO Western Connecticut Health Network will join us for lunch and share his thoughts
Debra Slade - Importance of Spiritual Care in Palliative Care
1:15pm - 3:15pm Pain and Symptom Management
Small Group Session
Compare and contrast nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Identify the steps of analgesic management. Review equi-analgesic dosing (Identify alternative routes of delivery and demonstrate the ability to convert between opioids while maintaining analgesia). Discuss adjuvants analgesic agents, their adverse effects and management. Address the
barriers to pain management.
Discuss general guidelines for managing non-pain symptoms such as nausea, anorexia/cachexia and breathlessness. Identify principles of intended/unintended consequences and double effect to symptom management. Describe assessment and management of common physical symptoms.
3:15pm-3:30pm Coffee Break and Snacks
3:30pm-4:00pm The Whole Patient Assessment – Perkin Auditorium
General Session Karen Mulvihill, APRN
4:00pm-4:30 pm The” Pearls of the day” – Perkin Auditorium
General Session Damanjeet Chaubey, MD
Instructions for completion of online modules
Requirements for CME credit