Palliative Care Conference
May 17, 2019 –
The Spring 2019 Palliative Care Conference will focus on ways to address the totality of the patient’s relational existence—physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see button at the bottom of the page). Register early to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.
CME - This activity meets the criteria for up to 6 hours of Category I CME credit. These credits are often accepted by many professional organizations. Please check with your own professional association to determine applicability to the continuing education requirements for your own license. (See full Accreditation Statement below)
Conference keynote speakers will provide discussion with embedded case studies to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of palliative care, and break out sessions will provide a chance to explore some other topics in depth. The conference is still being planned, but current confirmed sessions include
Casey Shillam, PhD, MSN, RN – Treating the Whole Person. Dean, School of Nursing, University of Portland. Shillam will present a model for thinking about holistic care.
Jennifer Kett, MD - Pediatric Palliative Care: Treating the Whole Infant, Child, or Teen. Kett specializes in complex critical care, working as part of an interdisciplinary team at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma that provides family-centered care for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. She will address the special challenges of working with critically children and youth.
Arika Patneaude, MSW, LICSW - Embracing Cultural Humility in Palliative Care. Patneaude is part of the interdisciplinary team at Children's Hospital and will help us explore how cultural perspectives and beliefs intersect with access to and implementation of palliative care.