URMC / Medicine / Palliative Care / Events Events Upcoming Events 9th Annual Palliative Care Collaborative October 29 @ 7:30 AM This Regional Palliative Care Collaborative provides a wide range of updates for clinicians and ancillary professionals who care for patients and families with serious illness. These will provide up-t... More Events » ACT Program Sessions Now Available On Zoom April 20, 2020 Thomas Carroll, M.D., Ph.D. and Robert Horowitz, M.D. have quickly adapted Palliative Care division's Advanced Communication Training (ACT) Course from an intensive 2-day immersion experience into a series of 45 minute sessions for rapid dissemination leveraging the Zoom platform. Each session includes tips and scripts for difficult and unprecedented conversations around the COVID pandemic. Offered several times a week, these session provide clinicians from all disciplines across the UR Medicine system the opportunity to learn core communication skills, including how to convey bad news both clearly and compassionately, explore patient and families values, and arrive at a patient- and family-centered plan of care. View the schedule of sessions.