Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice 2017

Palm Desert, CA US
February 13, 2017 to February 15, 2017

This CPD Activity has already taken place. See the 2018 course.

Course Directors: Molly A. Feely, M.D.  and Jacob J. Strand, M.D. 

This course will serve as a review and update on the most recent advances in the management of palliative medicine clinical scenarios that face internists, family practitioners, hospitalists, palliative medicine providers, hospice team members, oncologists and other subspecialists in their daily practices.  The course is intended to provide an intensive, practical review with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches to everyday problems that span the realm of palliative medicine and hospice.  A didactic format will include the use of an interactive keypad system, case-based presentations and question and answer panel discussions.  Workshops are available for more intensive, interactive learning opportunities.

Registration Fees

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Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist$675.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional$600.00
Hands-On Small Group Communication Workshop - Feb. 14, 2017$200.00

Register today and receive $100 off our partner course: Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist

Expand your learning and attend our partner course, Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist, February 16-18, 2017. This multidisciplinary course targets the integration of pain services across disciplines to equip you with the knowledge needed to improve pain control. 

To receive the discount:

  1. Register for Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice
  2. Receive a coupon code included in your confirmation email. 
  3. Apply the coupon code when registering for Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist to instantly save $100. 

Additional Information: 
Program Schedule 
Credit Information 
Workshop and Breakout Descriptions 
Course Postcard
Lodging Accommodations 

Exhibit Opportunities:
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this course, please contact Linda Gochnauer. 

Target Audience

The course is targeted primarily towards clinicians who work with patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses. This includes specialists without any formal training in communications skills, advance symptom management or other palliative care skills training. Targeted clinician specialties (MD, NP, PA-C) include clinicians from general internal medicine, family medicine, hospital medicine, oncology, critical care, geriatrics, nephrology and cardiology. Clinicians with formal palliative medicine training and the need to update their skills with formal CME offerings will benefit by attending this course.    

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Develop an approach for managing pain in patients with a terminal illness including a toolbox for alternate routes of administration, when to recognize aberrant opioid use behaviors and how to collaborate with Pain clinicians in the care of these patients.
  • Formulate a strategy for communicating with patients and families with a serious illness about their overall goals of care.  
  • Identify barriers/pitfalls/conflicts to communicating with patients and families with serious illness and conclude how to overcome them.
  • Develop a framework for assessing patient prognosis and how to apply to patients with medical frailty.
  • Identify practical tools for managing debilitating symptoms for patients at the end of life.

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AAFP Prescribed
  • 18.25 ABIM
  • 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
02/13/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/15/2017 - 5:00pm
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
United States

Available Credit

  • 17.75 AAFP Prescribed
  • 18.25 ABIM
  • 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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