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15th Annual Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review Course

September 24 - September 26

This course will offer healthcare professionals educational updates to help them successfully incorporate new information on advanced stage cancer/debilitating disease patients’ medical, psychosocial, ethical, spiritual and legal needs and moral, ethical and psychosocial dilemmas health care providers are frequently faced with during end-of-life care into clinical practice and also take Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification examination. Physicians, fellows and advanced nurse practitioners will gain the knowledge and competence pertaining to optimal systematic symptom and pain management, and easy implementable effective patient/caregiver communication techniques.

On the agenda:

  • Pain: Assessment and Principles
  • Opioids and Interventions for Pain Management
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Adjuvant Medications and Integrative Approaches in Pain Management
  • Delirium, Palliative Sedation, and Opioid Induced Neurotoxicity
  • Opioid Rotation
  • Cachexia
  • Dyspnea and Cough
  • Prognostication, Grief and Bereavement
  • Wound Care, Pressure Ulcers, Medication Interaction, Pruritus, Xerostomia
  • Medications Interaction
  • Nausea, Constipation, Bowel Obstruction
  • Geriatric Palliative Care
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Issues
  • Ethical and Legal Decision Making
  • Disease Specific Palliative Care: Cardiac, Renal, Neurological, AIDS
  • Management of Anxiety/Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Palliative Care Emergencies

Format: Lectures/didactic, Q&A sessions with audience response system and lunches Meet the Professor (case presentation/round table discussion).

24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – maximum

24.00 ABIM MOC points