CANCELED 9th Annual Great Lakes Palliative Care Conference
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our conference planning committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Great Lakes Palliative Care Conference, scheduled for May 7-8, 2020. This is in response to many factors, first and foremost preventing the spread of illness. Many of our speakers and attendees are under travel restriction, the Medical College of Wisconsin has restricted MCW-sponsored events, and the CDC recommends that events consisting of 50 people or more are canceled.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this chaotic time.
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE ALVIN & MARION BIRNSCHEIN FOUNDATION
The planning committee reserves the right to substitute faculty or cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances.
Preconference Workshop Fees:
$100 All participants ($125 after February 24)
Full-day Conference Fees:
$250 MD/DO/PHD ($275 after February 24)
$200 Allied Health Professionals ($225 after February 24)
$100 Resident/Fellow ($125 after February 24)
Registration options: Thursday & Friday combined ~ or ~ Friday Only
Thursday only registration not available.
Full-day conference registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments, course materials and continuing education credits. Certificates are awarded upon completion of online evaluation.
Please note: a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee is assessed on all registrations.
First time Attendees: Click "Create Account" in the upper right corner of your screen and follow the screen prompts. Once you have created your account, click the "Registration" tab to choose your registration options for this conference. **The billing address entered at check out must match the address associated with the credit card used or your credit card will be declined.
Attention Returning Attendees: Log in using your original username and password; Do Not create another account.
*All sales are final. No refunds will be applied.
**Please dress in layers as the temperature of the conference rooms may fluctuate.
Intermediate/Advanced Palliative Care Practitioners: Physicians, Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals (Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Hospice Personnel, Social Workers, Chaplains), Fellows and Residents.
- Given a simulated patient with a complaint of pain, recommend an appropriate starting dose of methadone including both opioid-naïve and opioid-tolerant patients - FF 36, 75, 86, 132, 180, 358
- Practice reflecting in the moment about what you are feeling and what the emotions are in the room ("learn to read the room") - FF 29, 169
- Describe 3 innovative pain or symptom management treatment strategies - FF 334
- Analyze ways the health care team can support a patient's "right death" - FF 65
- Identify ways that palliative providers can use comics to share and process powerful experiences in care - FF 169
- Review the evidence and use of non-opioid medications to manage pain in patients with advanced cancer or serious illness - FF 49, 148, 187, 249, 255, 288, 340
- Describe provider challenges relating to end-of-life and palliative care for the adolescent and young adult population - FF 138, 346
- Identify common palliative needs of patients with Parkinson's disease and interventions that can be provided by a palliative care specialist. - FF 201, 217, 361, 362
- Review 2019 literature outlining new recommendations for pain and symptom management
- Identify commons symptoms in end stage liver disease and their management with a goal of palliation - FF 188, 189, 260
- Discuss how to navigate challenges inherent to the assessment of decision-making capacity - FF 55
Fast Facts and Concepts (FF) are a collection of over 300 one-paged, evidence-based, and peer reviewed clinical educational tools designed to answer a targeted clinical issue in hospice and palliative medicine. They capitalize on teachable moments. www.mypcnow.org
Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Arrival and Sign-in
PC-1: Learn to Read and Respond to Emotion Using Improv Theater- Toby Campbell, MD and Ethan Silverman, MD
4:30-6:00 pm Networking Cafe
Opportunity to network with speakers as well as other conference attendees. Cash bar available.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Full-day Conference 8:00 am - 4:50 pm
7:00-7:55 a.m. Arrival & Sign-in/Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Plenary Session One
The Right Death: Moving Beyond the Idea of a "Good Death", Sallie Tisdale, RN
9:15-9:25 a.m. BREAK
9:25-10:25 a.m. Concurrent Session One
10:25-10:35 a.m. BREAK
10:35-11:35 a.m. Concurrent Session Two
Non-Opioid Pain Management in Patients with Serious Illness, Lara India, MD and Adrienne Klement, MD
The focus of this presentation is review and discussion of non-opioid medications and other strategies for managing pain in patients with serious illness.
12:50–2:05 pm Plenary Session Two
Speed Dating with a Palliative Care Pharmacist - Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
2:05–2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15–3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session Three
3:15-3:25 p.m. BREAK
3:25–4:40 p.m. Plenary Session Three
Speaking in Pictures: How the Visual Storytelling of Comics Can Inform Palliative Care, Nathan A. Gray, MD
Graphic narratives, sometimes referred to as "comics," are increasingly recognized as a powerful and unique platform for both patients and providers to share experiences that often defy words. Many palliative clinicians may be unfamiliar with the literature that exists on comics in healthcare, unaware of graphic resources available to patients, and uncertain how to utilize graphic narrative in the care of themselves and those they treat. In this conference session, we will open the pages of "graphic medicine" to participants with case examples and visual representations of outstanding health comics that highlight their potential uses in Palliative Care. Providers will develop a toolkit of techniques for using graphic narrative to care for themselves and their patients, and the session will close with an opportunity for participants to create their own brief comic narrative.
Nathan A. Gray, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Sallie Tisdale, Author, End of Life Nursing Education Curriculum Trainer, Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University
Jessica Baker, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Toby Campbell, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
FROEDTERT AND MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
Alexandria Bear, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care Program
Suzanne Berg, BS, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist Coordinator
Aiman Ghufran, MBBS, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
Lara India, MD, Fellow, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care Program
Adrienne Klement, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care Program
Mary Rhodes, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care Program
Heather Smith, PhD, ABPP-CG, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Catherine Van Schyndle, APNP, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care Program
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Renee Foutz, MD
Paul Stellmacher, MD
Education Program Coordinator
Susan Stoltz, PA-C
Catherine Van Schyndle, APNP
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Guest Speaker Bios
Melissa Atwood, MD is an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in the Critical Care Division of Pediatrics and the Palliative Care Program. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Hope Children's Hospital in Illinois and then a fellowship in pediatric critical care at MCW. She then became interested in palliative care and went on to complete a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at MCW in 2014. She currently serves as a member of the pediatric critical care and palliative care faculty at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW). She has also completed her masters degree in bioethics and serves as the co-chair for the CHW Ethics Advisory Committee and sits on the CHW IRB.
Jessica Baker, MD, Dr. Baker is a movement disordersneurologist and palliative care physicianat the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She trained in the Partners Neurology residency program and completed a palliative care fellowship at UW. She sees patients in the outpatient neurology clinic and attends on the inpatient palliative care services. Her research interests include communication issues unique to neurology.
Toby Campbell, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). He is a thoracic medical oncologist. Chief of Palliative Care and the Ellen and Peter O. Johnson Chair in Palliative Care at the University of Wisconsin. He was the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director from 2010-2017. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UWSMPH and fellowship programs in medical oncology and hospice and palliative medicine at Northwestern University. His research interests are in communication education, empathy, high-risk shared decision-making, and models of care for palliative care implementation. Dr. Campbell's work on communication crosses a variety of disciplines, and he has published in multiple major medical journals on that and other topics.
Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, is Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. McPherson has a master's degree in Instructional Systems Development and a Masters in Distance Education and e-Learning. Dr. McPherson has maintained a practice in both hospice (local and national) and ambulatory care her entire career. She is the Executive Program Director of the Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. McPherson is particularly interested in the safe and effective use of medications in patients with a life-limiting illness, ranging from drug selection, deprescribing, risk mitigation with controlled substances and medication disposal.
Sallie Tisdale, RN, is the author of nine books, most recently Advice for Future Corpses. Her essays have appeared in many publications. She has been a registered nurse for many years, and currently works in palliative care. She is trained as an End of Life Nursing Education Curriculum trainer. Tisdale is also a teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition.
Froedtert and MCW Speaker Bios
Alexandria Bear, MD, Dr. Bear is an assistant professor in the department of medicine - palliative care section at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2016 and her fellowship in Hospice and palliative medicine in 2017 after which time she joined the faculty.
Suzanne Berg, BS, CCLS, Suzanne has a bachelor's degree in Child Life and is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Presenting in the past at the National Association of Child Life Professionals Conference and at the Annual Assembly of Hopsice and Palliative Care Conference. Her profession as a child life specialist finds her supporting young adult patients going through cancer treatment in the outpatient, inpatient, and ICU setting. She has worked as a CCLS for more than 35 years focusing on supporting not only the Adolescent Young Adult Patient (AYA) but their families as well.
Aiman Ghufran, MD, Dr. Ghufran finished medical school at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Completed Internal Medicine Residency, GI Fellowship, and Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. She joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in August 2017 following completion of training. Recently appointed Associate Program Director for GI and Hepatology Fellowship.
Lara India, MD, Dr. India is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, who is currently completing a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2019, serving as Chief Resident during her final year. Her clinical interests include utilization of regional and neuraxial anesthetic techniques for pain management in the terminally ill.
Ryan Jozwiak, MD , Ryan is the current Hospice and Palliative Care fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Trained in Family Medicine, he will be continuing (and finishing) his training in Geriatrics in the coming year and is hoping to return to Wisconsin with his wife and Mini Schnauzer.
Adrienne Klement, MD, Dr. Klement obtained her BS in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, her MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Affiliated Hospitals. She became a Medical Instructor at the Durham VA Medical Center and went on to serve as a Medical Hospice Director at the University of Pennsylvania Hospice. She is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She practices Internal Medicine and Palliative Care at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She is boarded in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her clinical interests include improving confidence and competence of internal medicine interns in communicating and treating pain in veteran patients with serious illness.
Catherine Van Schyndle, APNP , Katy has worked as a nurse practitioner in palliative care at the Medical College of Wisconsin for six years. She primarily works in the outpatient environment.
Ethan Silverman, MD , Dr. Silverman is a Clinician Educator at University of Wisconsin in the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. While completing his residency at University of Chicago he completed a fellowship in Biomedical Ethics at MacLean Center. He completed his clinical fellowship in Palliative and Hospice care last year and currently is pursuing advanced training in medical education. Dr. Silverman's clinical and education interests include communication, bioethics and palliative care.
Heather M. Smith, PhD, ABPP, Dr. Smith is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lead Psychologist at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Board certified in Clinical Geropsychology, Dr. Smith provides psychological services to geriatric and palliative care patient populations in addition to engaging in teaching, clinical supervision and research activities.
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 up to 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health professionals: (RN, Social Workers, Chaplains, etc.)
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 9.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for up to 9.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 5.0 hours of pharmacology). Nurse Practitioners should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
The planning committee reserves the right to substitute faculty or cancel sessions due to unforeseen circumstances.
Workshops: 3 credits per workshop (up to 3)
Full-day Conference: 6.75 credits
- 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 9.75 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 5.00 NP PharmacologyNP Pharmacology credit.
- 9.75 NP Contact Hours
|1 - 4 pm||Optional Pre-Conference Workshops* - May 7, 2020||+$125.00|
|7 am - 4:40 pm||Palliative Care Conference - May 8, 2020|
|Allied Health Care Professionals||$225.00|
|Concurrent Sessions** - May 8, 2020|
|9:25-10:25 am||Concurrent Sessions One||Complementary|
|10:35-11:35 am||Concurrent Sessions Two||Complementary|
|2:15-3;15 pm||Concurrent Sessions Three||Complementary|
*The cost for the Pre-Conference Workshops are an additional $125.00 with your paid conference fee.
**Concurrent Sessions are complementary with your paid conference fee however pre-enrollment is required.
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