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Registration is now open for the Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Directors Conference!

 Export to Your Calendar 6/14/2018
When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Where: Stella Maris Hospice Auditorium
2300 Delaney Valley Road
Lutherville, Maryland  21093
United States
Contact: Peggy Funk, Executive Director
410.891.5741


Online registration is available until: 6/13/2018
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Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Directors Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Stella Maris 

Please join us for the HPCNM Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Medical Directors Conference. This is a great opportunity for clinical leaders to network with peers and learn about exciting innovations in quality patient care!

Target Audience:

  • Medical Directors and Team Physicians

  • Clinical Leadership

  • Independent Licensed Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Executive Directors and other leadership team members

Cost

$125/members
$175/nonmembers

Tentative Schedule 

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Registration/Check-in/Welcome

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
"That’s Debatable: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain"
Ryan C. Costantino, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care,
Alex McPherson, PharmD, MPH, PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

11:30 a.m. to Noon
Lunch (included with your registration)

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
"De-Prescribing"
 Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE
Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Given an actual or simulated patient with an advanced illness, describe a critical thinking process to optimize medication management for effective pain and symptom management.
  • Describe techniques to facilitate conversations about medication management (including discontinuing medications) with patients, families, caregivers and other health care professionals.

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
"Spending Days in Vein: Palliative Needs of ESRD Patients"
Christopher D. Kearney, MD, Medical Director, MedStar Health Palliative Care
Nicole Graham, PharmD, BCPS, MedStar 
Catherine Peters, MSW, LGSW, MedStar 
Regina Reyes, MSN, CRNP, MedStar 

2:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
"Its Medical Directors Jeopardy! "
Hosts: Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer, Montgomery Hospice
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, Professor and Executive Director,
Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science,
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this interactive learning game, the participant will be able to:

  • Determine the most likely pathogenesis of a pain complaint/presentation.
  • Assess a complaint of pain.
  • Given a simulated patient, select the best medication to treat the pain or symptom

3:15 p.m.  to 4:15 p.m.
"Where's Quincy When You Need Him?"
The DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Describe circumstances that necessitate notifying the Medical Examiner with a hospice patient death.
  • Describe best practices in completing the death certificate.
  • Evaluate value of post-mortem physical findings including drug serum levels.

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closing/Final thoughts

Continuing Education Credits

Physicians can receive CME credits (5.0 hours). 

Nurses can receive up to 5.0 contact hours of continuing education provided by the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland (HPCNM).  HPCNM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 5.0 credit hours of Category I continuing education for social workers. 



 

 

                                            
                                              
                                                                                      

                             

                
            

 

 

 

 

 

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