News and Events Archive
Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn
Cambia Health Foundation invites you to attend the 2012 SOJOURNS® AWARDS featuring a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.
Dr. Darrell Owens is a 2012 award recipient
Darrell Owens, DNP, MSN
Director/Attending Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Palliative and Supportive Medicine Service HMC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
Faculty Orientation to Research
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
8:30-10:30am at UW Tower Auditorium
The Office of Research presents the 2012-2013 UW Faculty Orientation to Research. The program includes information to support the growth of your research program and provides an orientation to services and requirements at the University of Washington.
Our introductory session includes presentations by the Office of Research, Office of Sponsored Programs, Grant & Contract Accounting, and Office of Research Information Services.
UW Palliative Care Events Archive
sponsored by the UW Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Palliative Care Conference Schedule
Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: HMC R&T Bldg. Rm 121
Conferences will be Videocast to UWMC, Rm E-304
Date: April 4, 2013
Time:11:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker: Kathryn Schlenker, DO, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. Washington
Title: “The Role of Ketamine in Palliative Care"
Date: April 11, 2013
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
Review Article(s): TBD
Date: April 18, 2013
Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
- Ellery Russian, DPT ATP, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Assistive Technology Practitioner
- Jennifer White, OT, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Medicine, Univ. Washington
Title: “Rehab Therapies in Palliative Care”
Palliative Care Center of Excellence (PCCE)
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Erin Kross, Asst. Prof., Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Univ. WA.
**Note Location: HMC, Maleng Bldg, Rm. 118**
Video Cast Information:
UWMC participating in weekly video cast in room E-304
Others wishing to participate via video cast, please contact Betsy Zickler via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 206.744.9102
Invitation to present at the 2012
Washington End of Life
Consensus Coalition Annual Meeting
The Palliative Care Center of Excellence (PCCE) proposal has been selected for one of the presentations at the 2012 Washington End of Life Consensus Coalition (WEOLCC) Annual Meeting.
Dr. J. Randall Curtis, director of Palliative Care Center of Excellence will present on the Palliative Care Center of Excellence Program.
Date: Nov. 9, 2012
Location: Radisson Hotel at SeaTac
18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188
UW Family Medicine Sponsors
Combined Palliative Care Seminar
The UW Department of Family Medicine is hosting a combined seminar presented by Palliative Care faculty candidates Gary Bucholz, MD, and Kim Bower, MD. Dr. Bucholz is a candidate for the Assistant Director of Palliative Care position and Dr. Kim Bower is a candidate for a faculty position, also with the Palliative Care Service.
When: Wednesday, January 2, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Location: Health Sciences, D-209.
These presentations can also be viewed via televideo at the Northgate Clinic Classroom.
Gary Bucholz, MD, will be presenting on dyspnea. The basic pathophysiology of dyspnea will be reviewed with recommendations for an evidence based treatment plan.
Artistic expressions of "Last Breath" will also be explored
Dr. Kimberly Bower will be presenting:
"Partners for Children: A Home-Based Pediatric Palliative Care Pilot Program".
Dr. Bower will examine case studies and outcomes from the Medicaid funded pilot program, Partners for Children.
UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence
The Inaugural Visiting Lecture
The UW PCCE welcomed Dr. Susan Block as the presenter for the Inaugural visiting lecturer on Oct. 8, 2012. Lecture title: "Moving Conversations about the End of Life Upstream: The Serious Illness Communication Checklist"
Dr. Block also met with leaders of the PCCE Operations during her visit.
Dr. Block is the Chair of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
At Harvard she is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Center for Palliative Care, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Block is a national leader in palliative care education, research, and clinical care and has
contributed significantly to career development in palliative care.
New Palliative Care Program Manager
Northwest Hospital’s new Palliative Care Consult Service will launch limited operations in January 2013, with full operations following on February 1, 2013.
Katie Poinier, RN, BSN, the current Charge RN and Case Manager for the HMC Outpatient Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic will be the new Program Manager.
The Palliative Care Center of Excellence leadership is excited to welcome Katie and looks forward to the launch of the new Northwest Hospital Palliative Care Service.
Attending providers for the service include Darrell Owens, DNP who will also serve as the Administrative Director, Jim Gordon, MD who will serve as the Medical Director, and Megan Morrison, ARNP.
Dr. J Randall Curtis - First Montgomery Chair
Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (PCC) has been named as the first holder of the A. Bruce Montgomery-American Lung
Association Endowed Chair in
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Curtis is an adjunct professor in three departments; the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems in the School of Nursing, the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health, and the Department of Bioethics and Humanities in the School of Medicine.
Dr. Curtis is the section head for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harborview Medical Center and the director of the new UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence.
Dr. Curtis’ research focuses on improving palliative and end-of-life care for patients with critical illness and their families and improving communication about palliative and end-of-life care for patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses including COPD, heart failure, AIDS, and cancer.
He has an active research program with over 15 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health and is currently Principal Investigator for 3 grants from the National Institutes of Health including two R01 Awards and a K24 Award.
The International Work Group on Death,
Dying and Bereavement Conference
April 27, 2013
Hospice and Palliative Care, Grief Counseling and the Aftermath of Trauma and Disaster
April 27, 2013 at:
The Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC
This conference is a day-long, multi-track event, focused on current thinking and practice in responding to the needs of the dying, the bereaved, and those struggling in the wake of violent death and disaster.
This conference is intended for all who work in hospice and palliative care, grief counseling, funeral service, disaster response, pastoral care, and public health.
For more information- please visit the website at http://iwgddb.com/2013-conference/
or click on image below to download flyer
11th Annual Palliative Care Conference
at Harborview Medical Center.
11th Annual Palliative Care Conference:
"Encompassing More Than End-of–Life Care"
Date: Tuesday, April 30th
Location: HMC - Research and Training Bldg.
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Register online at:
or click on image below to download flyer with
registration form attached.
Questions: Contact HMC Clinical Education
206-744-6396 email@example.com, or
Kathy Colagrossi RN, CNE
Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn awards lunch
UW Palliative Care Events
Invitation to Present
Palliative Care Seminar
Inaugural Visiting Lecture
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