Updates in Palliative Care 2024 - Livestream (virtual)

May 2, 2024 to May 4, 2024


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

Mayo Clinic's Updates in Palliative Care is a multidisciplinary CME course designed to build and enhance your palliative care knowledge. Experts from the Mayo Clinic Center for Palliative Care provide clinically relevant pearls for palliative care providers and clinicians from primary care, hematology/oncology, hospital medicine, critical care and related specialties. If you care for patients with serious illness and are looking to broaden your skills beyond the basics, this is the course for you

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: 
  • 16.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 16.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.25 Attendance
  • 16.25 IPCE
Event starts: 
05/02/2024 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/04/2024 - 12:00pm
Internet Live Activity
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AAFP has reviewed Updates in Palliative Care 2024 and deemed it acceptable for up to 16.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 05/01/2024 to 05/04/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


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 16.25.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 16.25 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.

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.

General SessionCredit
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.4.75
Friday, May 3, 6:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.5.75
Saturday, May 4, 6:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.5.75

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

  • 16.25 AAFP Prescribed
  • 16.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 16.25 Attendance
  • 16.25 IPCE


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