4th Annual Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care Conference April 17, 2015

Lake Geneva, WI US
April 17, 2015

Welcome

Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

April 16, 2015
7-9 pm Networking Cafe'

April 17, 2015
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference

The conference this year has several of the Top 30 Visionaries in Palliative Care named in 2013 by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM) speaking and sharing their expertise.  Among these, Charles von Gunten, MD, will speak on upstream/early intervention palliative care, Martha Twaddle, MD, will discuss staying current with changes in hospice, David Weissman, MD will demonstrate how to conduct an effective family meeting.  In addition, Art Derse, MD, JD, MCW Professor of Ethics, will speak on ethical and legal issues at end-of-life.

Pre-Conference Workshop Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 1- 4:15 PM
Advanced Communication Skills: Leading a Family Meeting facilitated by David E. Weissman, MD, Professor Emeritus, Medical College of Wisconsin.  Limited seating. Go to http://www.mcw.edu/Palliative-Care-Center.htm for more information or call 414-805-4607

Networking Café Thursday April 16, 2015, from 7-9 PM
This event will offer the opportunity to speak personally with the plenary speakers as well other conference attendees from the greater regional area.  (No fee, but registration is required)

Generously supported by the
Alvin & Marion Birnschein Foundation


Plenary Speakers:

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, a Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin, will speak on ethical and legal issues in palliative care. 

He is a member of the board of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME), and member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), and former chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration, He served as Senior Consultant for Academic Affairs at the American Medical Association’s Institute for Ethics and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging.

Martha L. Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
A nationally recognized expert in hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Martha L. Twaddle was named JourneyCare's Senior Vice President of Medical Excellence and Innovation last May and also serves as Chief Medical Officer and Lead Physician for Aspire Health Medical Partners of Illinois.  She will inform us of new hospice regulations challenges.  Dr. Twaddle's unique talents and contributions have helped increase the understanding of and access to hospice and palliative medicine locally, regionally and nationally.  She is active in research and has been published extensively in peer-reviewed articles and other publications on the importance and benefits of hospice and palliative medicine. Serves as Chief Medical Officer and Lead Physician for Aspire Health Medical Partners of Illinois.

Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, OhioHealth, will speak on early intervention palliative care. Dr. Charles F. von Gunten is the Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the OhioHealth System based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the Chairman, Test Committee, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and Co-Principal for the Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project and its revision for oncology, EPEC-O.

David E. Weissman, MD, FAACP
Dr. Weissman is Professor Emeritus, and Founder of the Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Center.  In 1991 he began one of the first academic palliative care programs in the United States.  In 2003, the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Palliative Care Program was designated as one of six United States Palliative Care Leadership Center’s by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).  Dr. Weissman was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine  and EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center).  Dr. Weissman’s professional passions include the development of robust health professional education programs; the successful start-up and growth of hospital based palliative care programs and the integration of systems-change work to improve the patient experience in all health care settings.

Medical College of Wisconsin Presenters

Ann Helms, MD, Assistant Professor
Sam Maiser, MD, Palliative Care Fellow
Sean Marks, MD, Assistant Professor
Katherine Recka, MD, Assistant Professor
Jo Weis, PhD,  Associate Professor
Krista Wiger, MD, Assistant Professor
Barbara D. Wilson, MD, Associate Professor
Tiffany Kerchner, APNP

Guest Speakers                  

Allyn Swan, M.Div. MAR, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Heartland Home Health and Hospice
Natalie McAndrew MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, Froedtert Hospital-MICU      

Target Audience
Intermediate/Advanced Palliative Care Practitioners:
Physicians, Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals, (nurses, hospice personnel, social workers, chaplains), fellows and residents.

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychology CE Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor 8.0 continuing education credits for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals (Soc. Workers, Chaplains, etc.)
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 


Advanced Practice Providers (APP)
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel, of which 1.0 is approved for pharmacology credit. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Froedtert Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  8.0 hours of continuing medical education can be awarded, of which 1.0 is approved for pharmacology credit. Nurses should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Please contact Joscelyne Dracca, NP, with any questions regarding APP credits at jdracca@mcw.edu.



Conference registration fees:
$149 MD/DO & PhD
$99 Allied Health
$79 Fellows/Students

For Advanced Practice Providers (APP) & RN credits there is NO CHARGE
When checking out click "NO CREDIT" and continue.
Registered PA's, NP's  and nurses will receive continuing education credits the day of the conference following completion and submittal of conference evaluations.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (physician credit), Hours of Participation credits (Allied Health)  and APA (psychologist credit)  = $25.00

Credit Card Payments ONLY
No refunds

 

For Agenda, and Networking Cafe & Breakout session registration form go to http://www1.mcw.edu/Palliative-Care-Center.htm

Target Audience

Intermediate/Advanced Palliative Care Practitioners:

Physicians, Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals, (nurses, hospice personnel, social workers, chaplains), fellows and residents.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a concurrent model for “upstream” palliative care programs.
  2. Discuss ethical and legal issues that will challenge even the most experienced palliative care providers.
  3. Examine challenging skin issues in the palliative care patient and discuss effective treatment options.
  4. Identify challenges that may arise when patients present with troubling “factitious disorders.”
  5. Evaluate the concept of a “natural death” and if it is any longer possible.
  6. Examine multicultural issues that influence care provided at end-of-life.
  7. Demonstrate how to lead a family goals of care conference.
  8. Identify and examine factors that lead to moral distress in palliative care nursing.
  9. Outline challenges in end-of-life care for veterans.
  10. Examine neurological prognostication in patients who have undergone hypothermia protocols.  
  11. Discuss the dilemmas in prescribing medication for the palliative care patient from intake to hospital discharge.
  12. Outline the challenges that current regulations place on delivering hospice care. 
  13. Describe how to launch a generalist-level palliative care program. 
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Rose Hackbarth
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-4607
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
12/18/2014
Course expires: 
05/31/2015
Event starts: 
04/17/2015 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/17/2015 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$2.50
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
United States

Grand Geneva
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

http://www.grandgeneva.com/

Call: 262-249-4709 to reserve your room: please mention "The Medical College of Wisconsin" conference on April 17, 2015.  Special room rate $109.00 (not including campus fee or taxes) until March 17, 2015.  Includes the following:

*Valet Parking at Grand Geneva
*In-guestroom wireless internet connection
*Wireless Internet in Public Spaces and Meeting rooms
*Trolley transportation on the property grounds
*Access to the Spa & Sports Center including fitness facility, lockers, sauna, steam, lap pool and fitness classes
*All local, credit card and toll-free telephone calls
*Daily newspaper
*Incoming facsimile messages
*Two complimentary bottled waters per day in each guest room

Recreational activities:

Special pricing has been arranged with the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa for those looking for a "get away" weekend after the conclusion of the conference.  The group rate will be extended through Saturday, April 18th when booked by March 17th.

Jo Weis, PhD, Associate Professor, Course Director

Joscelyne Dracca, NP,  Planning Committee
Julie Leuck, NP, Planning Committee
Sean Marks, MD, Assistant Professor, Planning Committee
Wendy Peltier, MD, Associate Professor, Planning Committee

Katherine Recka, MD, Assistant Professor, Planning Committee
Rose Hackbarth, Program Coordinator, Planning Committee

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:


In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/18/2014
Course expires: 
05/31/2015

Price

Cost:
$2.50
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