The science of palliative care is evolving rapidly. Palliative care is practiced by both generalists and specialists across a variety of professional disciplines.
This conference targets an inter-disciplinary audience of palliative care generalists and specialists from the Western New York Region to establish an annual venue for continuing professional education in the evolving science and practice of palliative care.
The following are planned topics for the conference, which will include both large group and small group educational settings:
Research Updates in Palliative Care
Visions for Palliative Care Services in Accountable Care Organizations
Palliative Care in Advanced Heart Failure
Updates in the Management of the “Three D’s”: Dyspnea, Depression, and Delirium
Shared Care Models of Palliative Care for Specialty Populations
Complementary Medicine in Palliative Care
Updates in the Palliative Care/Hospice Care Interface
Cutting-edge Issues at the Interface of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care
Mindfulness Practice in Palliative Care
Communication in Pediatric Palliative Care Setting
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:
1) Identify one potential role of palliative care in Accountable Care Organizations.
2) Describe one "new" observation in the science of palliative care and how that relates to what was previously known.
3) Discuss one ethically challenging situation in the practice of palliative care.
4) Describe greater level of knowledge in two of the following nine domains:
- Palliative care program development
- Communication in pediatric palliative care
- Complementary medicine in palliative care
- Shared care models of palliative care delivery
- Management of delirium, dyspnea and depression in palliative care settings
- Mindfulness practice for the palliative care clinician
- Palliative care in advanced heart failure populations
- Palliative care in geriatric populations