Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice 2020

Half Moon Bay, CA US
March 2, 2020 to March 4, 2020

March 2 - 4, 2020 Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice

Mayo Clinic Palliative Care Course Directors: 
Molly A. Feely, M.D. and Jacob J. Strand, M.D.

Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice 2020 provides the practicing primary care provider and specialty provider with clear, concise, and relevant presentations aimed at preparing all clinicians to successfully care for patients with serious illness and all forms of multimodal pain management needs. The Palliative Medicine portion is a newer offering after a successful and highly desired preconference to Pain Medicine. Over the last three years, this offering has provided highly reviewed and highly sought after content aimed at equipping clinicians with the skills needed to provide valued care for patients with serious, life-limiting illness from diagnosis to hospice, symptom management to advance care planning.

This multidisciplinary CME course provides synergistic content, relevant to primary care providers and specialty practitioners who care for patients with a serious illness and/or those patients experience pain. The course provides concise reviews, broader themed panels, breakout sessions and expert demonstrations across a range or relevant topics, including: spine care review, pharmacologic management with opioid and non-opioid strategies, updates on common chronic pain conditions, critical conversation skills, review of symptom management, quality of life interventions, CBT options, cancer considerations, delirium management, side-effect mitigation strategies.

 Enrollment Type Registration Fee
 Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D.$649.50
 Reduced Fee: NP, PA, Nurses, Allied Health Professional, Retirees$449.50
 Reduced Fee: RN, LPN$299.50

Target Audience

This medical CME course is targeted towards non-pain & non-palliative specialists of all backgrounds, including general internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, family medicine, psychiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other medical providers (both physician and non-physician). Particular attention will focus on content and speakers relevant to advance practice providers given that they continue to be a growth attendee population for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate a strategy for communicating with patients and families with a serious illness about overall care goals.
  • Develop a framework for assessing patient prognosis and how to apply to patients with medical frailty.
  • Develop an approach for managing pain in patients with a terminal illness including alternate routes of administration.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic 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
Event starts: 
03/02/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
03/04/2020 - 1:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States
+1 (650) 712-7000

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. In order to receive the special rate of $305 (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 February 7, 2020 whichever comes first. After February 7, 2020, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each course attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate. 

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Palliative Care 2020 course when making your reservation. You may call 1-650-712-7000 to make your reservation.

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):

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

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.

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