Palliative Care KSA - Live (in-person)

Seattle, WA US
May 2, 2024


Course Directors: Frank (Andy) A. Bock, D.O., Molly A. Feely, M.D., and Jacob J. Strand, M.D. 

This 4-hour workshop will use the American Board of Family Medicine Palliative Care knowledge self-assessment(KSA) module to review palliative care topics in a quiz/answer/discussion format.  Participants that are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine will receive credit for completion of the ABFM KSA.  The KSA will be completed by group participation and discussion to allow for learning from each other.  Additionally, a content expert will provide clarification and additional content. The workshop is not restricted to physicians certified by The American Board of Family Medicine only.  Clinicians certified by other organizations will benefit from the same learning opportunities.


Target Audience

Targeted clinician specialties (MD, NP, PA-C) including clinicians from general internal medicine, family medicine, hospital medicine, oncology, hospice and palliative care, critical care, geriatrics, nephrology and cardiology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop treatment strategies for common symptoms in patients with serious illness.
  • Utilize the Serious Illness Conversation Guide to assess patients' goals and values.
  • Define adaptive coping and apply intervention strategies to improve patient and family coping.

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 4.00 ABS
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 4.00 IPCE
Event starts: 
05/02/2024 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
05/02/2024 - 5:00pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the Fairmont Olympic, Seattle, WA. To receive the special rate of $299.00 Deluxe Room (plus applicable taxes and fees) for a standard room, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of April 9, 2024, whichever comes first. After April 9, 2024, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability.

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Palliative course when making your reservation. You may call (206) 621-1700 to make your reservation or click on the link to make a online reservations.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Course Directors

Frank (Andy) A. Bock, D.O.
Dr. F. Andrew (Andy) Bock is a Mayo Clinic Palliative Medicine Consultant with the Division of Community Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and an Assistant Professor with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.  He has been board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 2004 and is a Hospice Medical Director with Mayo Hospice.  He currently serves as the Palliative Care Fellowship Hospice Rotation Director and previously served as chair of the Palliative Medicine Clinical Practice Committee.  Andy has an interest in physician communication and complex medical decision making including advanced care planning and end of life shared decision making. He continues to practice palliative care in the hospital, subacute and community settings

Molly A. Feely, M.D.
Dr. Feely is triple boarded in family medicine, internal medicine, and palliative medicine.  Her clinical interests lie in palliative care for patients with end stage renal disease and pain management for patients with dual diagnoses of cancer and substance use disorder.  She has been very active in education throughout her career, is a former program director for the hospice palliative medicine fellowship at Mayo and current education chair for palliative medicine.  She has been member of the executive leadership team for the section of palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester for 10 years.

Jacob J. Strand, M.D.
Dr. Strand is currently Chair, Enterprise Center for Palliative Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences. He sees hospitalized patients with complex symptom needs on the inpatient palliative care services and works closely with patients and their caregivers to manage complications of serious illness, particularly patients with cancer and advanced heart failure in the outpatient Symptom Management, Pain and Quality of Life Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Strand's clinical research interests center around the integration of palliative medicine into the care of patients with cancer and advanced cardiac disease, management of complex cancer-related pain and barriers to cancer pain management. He participates in several active national research protocols and lectures nationally and internationally on these topics.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.00.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 4.00 ABS
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 4.00 IPCE


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