URMC / Medicine / Palliative Care / Events Events Upcoming Events Schwartz Rounds June 16 @ 12:00 PM Stream Link "Till death do us part: Two tales of joy in the face of death," presented by Rachel Diamond, MD, MS, Geri Calandra, RN, Debra Lillie, LPN, Melissa Christodaro, LMSW and Elaine Townsend, NP. Accredita... 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.