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October 30, 2015
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


7:30 a.m.                              Registration/Continental Breakfast                         


8:00 a.m.                              Welcome / Introductions


8:15-9:15 a.m.                      Integrating Spirituality into Palliative Care: A Whole Person Model of Care

                                                                                Christina Puchalski, MD, MS       


9:30-10:45 a.m.                    AM Workshops

                                                                Workshop A - Opioids 101

                                                                                Thomas M. Carroll, MD, PhD

                                                                                 Adam Herman, MD


                                                                Workshop B - My father needs a feeding tube, can you help me?

                                                                                Kathleen McGrail, MD

                                                                                Timothy E. Quill, MD


                                                                Workshop C - Family Meeting Skills

                                                                                Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, MD

                                                                                Judy Brustein, CHPN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC


                                                                Workshop D - Assessing for Spiritual Issues: Communication and Whole Person Treatment Planning

                                                                                Christina Puchalski, MD, MS


                                                                Workshop E - Quality Improvement in Palliative Care: Measuring What Matters

                                                                                Robert E. Gramling, MD, DSc

                                                                                Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN

                                                                                Susan Ladwig

                                                                                Colleen Tantalo, RN               


                                                                Workshop F - Challenges Providing Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: A Case Series

                                                                                Timothy J. Holahan, DO

                                                                                Rashmi Khadilkar, MD

                                                                                Elaine Townsend, NP


11:00-12:00 a.m.               Medical Marijuana: What is new, what is legal (in NY), what should we do to we prepare?

                                                                Panel Discussion

                                                                                Curtis E. Haas, PharmD

                                                                                Spencer Studwell, JD

                                                                                Gloria J. Baciewicz, MD

                                                                                Jeffrey Richard Allen, MD


12:00-1:00p.m.                  Lunch                                                                                                                                  


1:00 -2:15 p.m.                  PM Workshops


                                                                Workshop A - Cancelled


                                                                Workshop B - Honesty in Advanced Illness: Know What, When, How in Delivering Bad News

                                                                                Marcia Buckley, NP, MSN

                                                                                Robert K. Horowitz, MD

                                                                                Ann Syrett, NP


                                                                Workshop C - Mindful Practice: Enhancing Resilience and Preventing Burnout

                                                                                Michael S. Krasner, MD


                                                                Workshop D - Perinatal Palliative Care: State of the Science         

                                                                                Erin M. Denney-Koelsch, MD


                                                                Workshop E - Complementary Therapies in Palliative Care: A Panel Discussion

                                                                                Jefferson S. Svengsouk, MD, MBA

                                                                                Sandy Gianniny

                                                                                Karin M. Cole

                                                                                Aaron M. Olden, MD

                                                                                Rosemary Obi, MS, LCAT, MT-BC

                                                                                Gail Smith Valente, LMT

                                                                                Katherine Juba, PharmD, BCPS


2:30-3:30 p.m.                                   Palliative Care, Geriatrics and Hospice: How do they work together?

                                                                                Thomas V. Caprio, MD


3:30-3:45 p.m.                                   Wrap up & Adjourn


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