Conferences and Events

2014-15 Academic Year  

Palliative Medicine Conferences – 2013-2014
Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am, HMC, Pat Steel Bldg, Rm.2097

NOTEConferences are now available via Go-To-Meeting participation at locations below
SCCA – Conference Room G6121
UWMC - Family Medicine Conference Room E-304

If you are attending the live conference on the HMC Campus at the the Patricia Steel Building (PSB) building, parking is available under the building. The UW Shuttle stops 2 blocks away in front of the Research and Training building on the campus.

Questions? Please contact Betsy Zickler at email: eazickle@u.washington.edu or phone 206.744.9102

December – 2014 – Conferences and Didactics

December 2, 2014 – Grand Rounds  (Not available via web conference)
Topic: QI / Research Projects
Presenter:  Sara Combs / Cindy Meier; Palliative Medicine Fellows, Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Univ WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

December 2, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: ESLD
Presenter: Paula Cox-North
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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December 9, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic: To Tube or Not to Tube: Transitions, Geographic Variation, and PEG Feeding tubes
Presenter:  Joan Teno, Prof of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown Univ School of Public Health, Providence, RI Fellowship, Univ WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

December 9, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Giving Effective Feedback
Presenter: Eileen Klein, MD, MPH, Professor, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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December 16, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic: Integrating Palliative and Oncology Care: Where do we go from here?
Presenter:  Jennifer Temel, Assoc Prof Med, Harvard Medical School, Dir, Cancer Outcomes Research Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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December 23, 2014- Journal Club   HOLIDAY WEEK – NO CONFERENCE

December 23, 2014-Didactics   HOLIDAY WEEK – NO CONFERENCE

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December 30, 2014-Journal Club   HOLIDAY WEEK – NO CONFERENCE

December 30, 2014 – Didactics   HOLIDAY WEEK – NO CONFERENCE

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Past Monthly  Conferences and Didactics:

November – 2014

November 4, 2014 – Grand Rounds
(special 2 hour session – in person attendance only)
Topic:   Legacy / Day of the Dead Celebration
Presenters:  Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social Worker, Dept Social Work, Univ. WA and Katie Schlenker, DO, Clin Inst, Med, Div Gen Int Med, Dept Med, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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 November 11, 2014

*VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY – NO JOURNAL CLUB OR DIDACTICS*
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November 18, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic:   Psychiatry and Palliative Care – Cases for Discussion
Presenter: Lorin Boynton, Assoc. Prof., Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

November 18, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Challenges in Hospice
Presenter: Stephanie Mehl, Clinical Liaison/Community Educator, Providence Hospice of Seattle (PHOS), Seattle, WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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November 25, 2014 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: Update on the UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence:
What have we accomplished and where are we going?”
Presenter: J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, Prof of Med; Director, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence; Section Head, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

November 25, 2014  – Didactics – CANCELLED

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October – 2014

October 7 , 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic:   TBI / Anoxic Brain Injury
Presenter: Claire Cruetzfeldt
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

October 7, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Signs and Symptoms of Dying
Lead: Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, LCSW, Carol LaMare Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univ WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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October 14 , 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic:  A National Study of Live Discharges from Hospice
 (Link to Articles)
Presenter: Wayne McCormick, MD, MPH, Prof, Div Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Dept Med., Univ. WA

Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

October 14, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Decisional Capacity
Presenter: Susan Merel, MD, Attending Physician, Gen Int Med, Dept Med, Univ WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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October 21, 2014 – Grand Rounds – (special 2 hour session)
Topic:   Grief and Loss
Presenters: Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social Worker, Dept Social Work, Univ. WA and Katie Schlenker, DO, Clin Inst, Med, Div Gen Int Med, Dept Med, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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October 28 , 2014 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference / WIP
Topic:   TBD
Presenter: Terri Hough, MD, Assoc Prof, Med, Div Pulmonary & Critical Care, Dept Med, Univ WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

October 28, 2014  – Palliative Care Rounds
Lead:  Lianne Hirano, MD
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Palliative Care Rounds are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 2, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic:   Managing Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
Presenter: Lucy Wang, Psychiatrist, VA PSHSC
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

September 2, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Delirium
Presenter: Melissa Bender, Acting Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 9, 2014 – Grand Rounds (special 2 hour session)
Topic: Withholding/Withdrawing Life Support
Presenter: Randall Curtis, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Dept of Medicine,
Univ WA
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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September 16, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic: Suffering
Presenter: Robert Pearlman, Professor, Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Dept Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

September 16, 2014  – Didactics
Topic: Advance Care Planning
Presenter: Robert Pearlman, Professor, Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Dept Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 23, 2014  – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic:  End-of-life Care in Older Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease
Presenter: Susan P. Y. Wong
Time: 8:00 – 9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

September 23, 2014   Didactics
Topic:  Palliative Care Rounds
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, Clin Asst Professor, Palliative Care & Hospitalist Services, HMC, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 30, 2014 – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Tooling Professions to Support Families with Children in the Palliative Care Setting
Presenter: Beverly Goldsmith; Safe Crossings Coordinator; Safe Crossings – A Program for Grieving Kids and Teens; Providence Hospice of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

September 30, 2014   Spiritual Care Rounds
Topic:  How We Do a Spiritual Assessment and a Short Case
Presenter: Sean K. Doll O’Mahoney, Dir. Dept of Spiritual Care and ACPE Supervisor, Harborview Medical Center
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: The Spiritual Care Rounds are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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June 3, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:   TBD
Presenter: Alisa Van Cleave, MD; Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

June 3, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic: LVADs/CHF
Presenter: Stephanie Cooper, MD; Asst Prof, Medicine/Cardiology/Palliative Care, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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 June 10, 2014 – Palliative Medicine Conference –  Journal Club
Topic:   TBD
Presenter: Alisa Van Cleave, MD; Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

June 10, 2014 – Didactics Conference
Topic: TBD
Presenter: Denise Dudzinski Assoc Prof, Acting Chair & Director of Graduate Stu, Bioethics & Humanities, Univ WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014   –  SPECIAL – BLESSING OF THE HANDS CEREMONY
Time: 8:00 – 11:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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June 24, 2014 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: TBD
Presenter: Elizabeth Loggers, Med Dir, Palliative Care, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Asst Clin Prof, Univ WA; Asst Scientific Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – Palliative Care Conference (Death Rounds)
Topic: Palliative Care Conference
Presenter: Caroline Hurd
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: The didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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May  2014 

May 6, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:   Marketing Palliative Care: Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Presenter: Sue Taylor, MD, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

May 6, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic: Palliation in Cirrhotics: An Unspoken Journey
Presenter: Paula Cox-North, ARNP, PhD, HMC Hepatitis & Liver Clinic, Clinical Assist Prof, UW School Nursing
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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May 13, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:   Physician Assisted Suicide
Presenter: Gregg VandeKieft, Med Dir, Palliative Care and Hospice, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call. -in person attendance only.)

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May 20, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:   Psychiatry and Palliative Care
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, Clinical Instructor, Gen Int Med, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

May 20, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic:  End Stage Renal Disease
Presenter: Dan Lam, Fellow, Nephrology, Univ WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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May 27, 2014  – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic:   Talking with patients about other clinicians’ errors
Presenter: Tom Gallagher, MD; Professor, Medicine, Div Gen Int Med and Professor, Bioethics & Humanities, Univ WA,
Director, UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

May 27, 2014  –  Palliative Care Conference (Death Rounds)
Topic:    Palliative Care Conference
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, Clinical Instructor, Gen Int Med, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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April 2014

April 1, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  How to end life well on the streets: Some case studies
Presenter: Margaret Mullin, MD, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

April 1, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic:  Case Presentation
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, MD, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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April 8, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
Articles:  (Link to Articles)
Topic: Surrogate Decision Makers’ Interpretation of Prognostic Information: A Mixed-Methods Study. 6 March 2012 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 156 • Number 5 360.
Presenter: Sue Taylor, MD, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

April 8, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic:  Futility
Presenter: Patsy Treece, Critical Care Research Nurse,
Pulmonary & Critical Care, Univ WA.
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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April 15, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Cardiac Hospice
Presenters: Lee Burnside MD, Medical Director, Providence Hospice of SeattleAllison Qadoom RN, Field Education Specialist, Providence Hospice of SeattleDeborah Cassity, RN, BSN, CHPN; Clinical Liaison; Providence Hospice of Seattle
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

April 15, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics
Topic:  Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenter: Ross Hays, Prof., Depts. of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pediatrics and Bioethics & Humanities, Med Dir; PACT – Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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April 22, 2014  –Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference – Work in Progress
Topic:  Assessing the palliative care needs and end of life experiences of US patients receiving dialysis: A work in progress.
Presenters: Lisa Vig, Div Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Univ. WA and Anne O’Hare, VAPSHCS, Seattle, WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

April 22, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Palliative Care Death Rounds
Topic:  Palliative Care (Death Rounds)
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, M.D. , Univ. WA
Time: 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

(NOTE: This conference is not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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April 29, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds- Canceled

April 29 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Didactics – Canceled

HMC Palliative Care Conference – April 28-29, 2014 –
HMC R&T Auditorium

Sponsored by the UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence

 

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March 4, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation, a Review
Presenter: Caroline Knox, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

March 4, 2014 – Didactics Conference
Topic: COPD
Presenter: J. Randall Curtis, Prof, Dept of Med, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference
call.)

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March 11, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
CANCELED – AAHPM MEETINGS

March 11, 2014– Didactics Conference
CANCELED – AAHPM MEETINGS

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March 18, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Patient/Family Optimism in the Face of Poor Prognosis
Presenter: Mike Westley, MD, Faculty, Intensivist Section of Critical Care, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

March 18, 2014 – Didactics Conference
Topic: Cultural Assessment
Presenter: Bria Chakofsky-Lewy, RN, HMC Community House Calls/Interpreter Services
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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March 25, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  TBD
Presenter: Lynn Reinke, ARNP, PhD.
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

March 25, 2014 – Palliative Care Rounds
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, M.D.
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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February – 2014 

February 4, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Inter-Professional Shared Decision Making
Presenter: Prof. Freda Deykeser Ganz, RN, PhD, Coordinator, Research and Development; Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing; Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
NOTE: February 4 – SCCA – NOT AVAILABLE VIA WEB CONFERENCING

February 4, 2014 – Didactics
Topic:  Spiritual Assessment
Presenters: Scott Wilson, Chaplain Resident, HMC
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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February 11, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
Articles:  (Link to Articles)
Topic:Song et al.: Experiences and Attitudes Toward Death and Dying Among Homeless Persons
Presenter:  Margaret Mullin, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, UW
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

February 11, 2014 – Didactics
Topic: Ethics of Pediatric Palliative Care
Presenters: Jennifer Kett, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle, WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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February 18, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic: Brain Death and Organ Donation after Brain Death and After Cardiac Death
Presenter: Michael Souter, Professor and Chief of Anesthesiology (HMC)
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

February 18, 2014 – Didactics
 NO Didactics Conference today

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February 25, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic: Holding Silvan: A Brief Life
Presenter: Monica Wesolowska, author of ‘Holding Silvan: A Brief Life’, a memoir about caring for her son after his birth for the 38 days he had to live.
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE VIA WEB CONFERENCING

February 25, 2014 – Didactics
Topic: Death Rounds
Presenters: Caroline Hurd
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Jan – 2014

January 7, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic: QI / Research Project Presentations
Presenter: Sue Taylor and Alisa Van Cleave, Palliative Medicine Fellows
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

January 7, 2014 – Didactics
Topic: Outpatient Palliative Care / Long Term Care Palliative Care
Presenters:
– Jane Becker, MD; Palliative Medicine Attending, HMC, Univ WA
– Darrell Owens, ARNP; Director, Attending Provider, Outpatient Palliative Medicine Services; Clin Asst Prof of Med, Dept of Med, Div of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Univ WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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January 14, 2014  – Journal Club
Articles:  (Link to Articles)
TopicPatients in Waiting: Pediatric Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
Presenter: Caroline Knox, Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

January 14, 2014 – Didactics
Topic: Family Presence During CPR
Presenter: Lisa Vig, MD, Assoc Prof, Medicine; Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine, Univ. WA, Seattle, WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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January 21, 2014  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic: Radiation Oncology and Palliative Medicine
Presenters: Lia Halasz, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

January 21, 2014 – Didactics
Topic: Delirium/Terminal Delirium
Presenter: Melissa Bender, Acting Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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January 28, 2014 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: PCCE Work in Progress – PCORI funded research projects:
1) Patient-centered Palliative Care
2) Patient-centered Trauma Care

Presenters:
– Randy Curtis, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
– Ruth Engelberg, Research Associate Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care; Associate Director, End of Life Care Program
– Tom Gallagher, Professor, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; Professor, Bioethics & Humanities
– Doug Zatzick, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of Attending Consult Services at HMC
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

January 28, 2014 – Palliative Care Rounds
Topic: Death Rounds
Presenter: Group participation
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

December – 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  How are complementary therapies offered through hospital-based palliative                         care services?
Presenter:  Leila Kozak, PhD. Clinical Champion, HSR&D/VA Puget Sound; Acting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Services, SPH, University of Washington; and Faculty, School of Mind-Body Medicine, Saybrook University, CA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, December 3m 2013– Didactics
Topic:  Nausea, Vomiting and Small Bowel Obstruction
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, MD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am       Location:  HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – Grand Rounds Conference – CANCELED

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – Didactics – CANCELED

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Grand Rounds Conference
Topic QI Project Updates / Work in Progress
Presenters: Caroline Knox and Margaret Mullin – Palliative Medicine Fellows Harborview; Univ WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB, Rm 2097

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Didactics
Topic: Comfort Care Orders
Presenter: Lianne Hirano, Acting Instructor, Medicine/Gerontology/Palliative Care, Harborview; Univ WA
Time: 9:00 –  10:00am    Location: HMC, PSB, Rm 2097

(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call)

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Grand Rounds Conference – CANCELED

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Didactics – CANCELED

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – Grand Rounds Conference – CANCELED

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – Didactics – CANCELED

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[Note that only the main conference (8:00-9:00am) will be available remotely, the didactic conferences and 5th Tuesday/month (movie/video) will not be web-conferenced.]

Past Monthly  Conferences

November – 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Supporting Families with Children in the Palliative Care Setting
Presenter: Beverly Goldsmith, MSW, LICSW; Safe Crossings – A Program for Grieving Kids and Teens, Providence Hospice of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, November 5, 2013– Didactics
Topic:  Tooling Professionals to Support Families with Children in the Palliative Care Setting
Presenter: Beverly Goldsmith, MSW, LICSW; Safe Crossings – A Program for Grieving Kids and Teens, Providence Hospice of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am       Location:  HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013– Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic:  Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain 
Presenter: David Gruenewald, MD, Assoc. Prof, Medicine/Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW and VA Med Ctr
Time: 8:00-9:00am    Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Didactics
Topic:  Palliative Sedation
Presenter: David Gruenewald, Assoc. Prof, Medicine/Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW and VA Med Ctr
Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013,– Grand Rounds
Topic: The Role of Music-Thanatology in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Presenter: Lyn Milteich, CM-Th
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Didactics Conference
Topic:  Prognostication 
Presenters: Lianne Hirano, MD, Acting Instructor, Medicine/Gerontology/Palliative Care, Harborview; Univ WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: HMC, PSB, Rm 2097
(NOTE: Didactics are not available either via web-conference or conference call)

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic:   Technology supported interventions in hospice: Lessons learned from two                            clinical trials
Presenter: George Demiris, PhD; Alumni Endowed Prof, School of Nursing, Biomedical
and Health Informatics, UW
Time: 8:00-9:00am       Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, November 26, 2013– Didactics
Topic: Death Rounds
Presenter:  Caroline Hurd, M.D.,  Acting Clinical Instructor, Palliative Medicine & Hospitalist Services, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Time: 9:00-10:00am    Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

October – 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds 
Topic: “What matters to patients? Using discrete choice experiments to elicit treatment preferences and minimise distress at the end of life.
Presenter: Dr. Terry Flynn, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Social Policy and Economic Evaluation, UTS Business School, Sidney Australia
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, October 1, 2013– Didactics  – CANCELED

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
Articles:  (Link to Articles)
Barriers to Excellent End-of-life Care for Patients with Dementia, Greg A. Sachs, MD, Joseph W. Shega, MD, Deon Cox-Hayley, DO, JGIM Vol 19, Oct 2004; p 1057-1063.

Quality of Hospice Care for Individuals with Dementia. Jennifer S. Albrecht, PhD, Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, PhD, Erik K. Fromme, MD, Jessina C. McGregor, PhD, David S. H. Lee, PharmD, PhD, and Jon P. Furuno, PhD; JAGS. Vol 61, July 2013; 1060-1065. [Editorial Comments by Kathleen Unroe, MD and Diane E. Meier, M, pp 1212–1214]

Quality of Hospice Care for Individuals with Dementia. Kathleen T. Unroe, MD, MHA, Diane E. Meier, MD, JAGS 61:1212–1214, 2013
Presenter: Susan Merel, MD, Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am    Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Didactics
Topic: Informed Consent/Decisional Capacity
Presenter: Susan Merel, MD, Attending Physician, General Internal Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference –  Grand Rounds
Topic:  Part 1: Grief, Bereavement/Legacy (2 hour session continued through didactics conference)
Presenters: Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social Worker, Social Work, Univ. WA and Katie Schlenker, DO, Clin Inst, Med, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – Didactics
Topic:   Part 1: Grief, Bereavement/Legacy (continued from Grand Rounds conference)
Presenters: Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social Worker, Social Work, Univ. WA  and Katie Schlenker, DO, Clin Inst, Med, Univ. WA
Time: 9:00-10:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: Exclusion of People with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia from Geriatrics Research
Presenter: Janelle Taylor, PhD, Assoc. Prof, Dept Anthropology, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am       Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Fellows meeting replacing Palliative Care Rounds)
Time: 9:00-10:00am    Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference –  Grand Rounds
Topic:  Part 2: Grief, Bereavement/Legacy (2hour session continued through didactics conference)
Presenters: Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social Worker, Social Work, Univ. WA and Katie Schlenker, DO, Clin Inst, Med, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am      Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – Didactics
Topic:    Session on cultural competence using the Day of the Dead Celebrations that take place in Mexico, China, and the Philippines.  Those cultures honor their deceased loved ones by building alters and celebrations their lives each year near All Souls Day/All Saints Day.
Presenters: Carol Kummet and Katie Schlenker
Time: 9:00-10:00am    Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

 

September – 2013

Sept. 3 , 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference- Grand Rounds
Topic: Patient and Family Centered Care
Presenter: Katy Folk-Way
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Sept. 3 , 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference- Grand Rounds
Topic: Patient and Family Centered Care
Presenter: Katy Folk-Way
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Sept. 3,  2013 – Didactics
(Note: Room Change)
Topic:  Interdisciplinary Team Model
Presenter: Stephanie Mehl, RN, MS
Time: 9:00-10:0am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 5130
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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Sept. 10 , 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference- Journal Club
Topic: Inpatient Palliative Care Units
(Link to Articles)
Presenter: Melissa Bender, MD, Acting Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

Sept. 10,  2013 – Didactics
Topic: Signs and Symptoms of Death and Dying and Counseling Families
Presenter: Taryn Lindhorst, Assoc. Prof., Social Work, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00-10:0am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 17, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference – Grand Rounds
Topic: Non-Opioid Analgesics
Presenter: Pam Davies, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative & Supportive Care, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Time: 8:00-9:00am Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – Didactics
Topic: Non-opiate Pain Management
Presenter: Pam Davies, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative & Supportive Care, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Time: 9:00-10:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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September 24, 2013 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: Signs and Symptoms of Death and Dying and Counseling Families
Presenter: Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, Assoc Prof, Social Work, Univ WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

September 24, 2013 – Didactics Conference
Topic: *Palliative Care Rounds
Presenter: Caroline Hurd
Time: 9:00-10:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

*Please note: The intent of Palliative Care Rounds is that it be a time for clinicians to help one another through difficult and sensitive issues they have encountered rather than as a teaching format. Students are welcome to attend other Thursday events; Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Research Conferences.

 

August  2013 - Conferences and Didactics:

August 6, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference- Grand Rounds
Topic: Palliative Care in the ED
Presenter: Suzanne Bigelow, Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

August 6, 2013 – Didactics
Topic: Complex Pain Management/Opiates
Presenter: David Gruenewald, Assoc. Prof, Medicine/Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW and VA Med Ctr
Time: 9:00-10:0am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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August 13, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
Article (PDF)Life or Death Situation, New York Times article, Robin Marantz Henig,
Published: July 17, 2013      Weblink to online article

Video: A Right to Die, a Will to LiveJULY 17, 2013, by Margaret Cheatham Williams
Presenter:Robert Pearlman, Prof. Med., Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UW and VA Med Ctr.; Chief, Ethics Evaluation Service National Center for Ethics in Health Care (VHA)
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

August 13, 2013 – Didactics 
Topic: Advance Care Planning/POLST/DNR
Presenter: Robert Pearlman, Prof. Med., Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, UW and VA Med Ctr.; Chief, Ethics Evaluation Service National Center for Ethics in Health Care (VHA)
Time: 9:00-10:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.

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August 20, 2013 – Palliative Medicine Conference - Grand Rounds
Topic: Chronic Critical Illness
Presenter: Terri Hough, Assist. Prof., Medicine and Pulmonary & Critical Care, Univ. WA
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

August 20, 2013 — Didactics
Topic: Narrative Medicine
Presenter: Stuart Farber, Prof., Family Medicine, Univ. WA.
Time: 9:00-10:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

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August 27, 2013 – Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
Topic: 30 Day Readmissions among Seriously Ill Patients
Presenter: Susan Enguidanos, PhD, Assoc. Prof., Univ. Southern California, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Time: 8:00-9:00am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097

August 27, 2013 – Palliative Care Rounds
Presenter: Caroline Hurd, MD
Time: 9:00-10:30am, Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097 (NOTE: These conferences are not available either via web-conference or conference call.)

July – 2013 – Conferences and Didactics:

Palliative Medicine Conference – Journal Club
When: July 9, 2013, 8:00 -9:00am – Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
(Link to Articles)
Presenter: Wayne McCormick, Prof/Section Chief, Med / Division Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine, Univ. WA, Seattle, WA,
Long-Term Care Service
Didactic
Tuesday, July 9 2013, 9:00-10:0am – Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
Topic: Approaching Ethical Dilemmas
Presenter: Lisa Vig, Assoc Prof, Medicine/Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine, Univ. WA, Seattle, WA

Palliative Care Center of Excellence Conference
July 23, 2013, 8:00 -9:00am – Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
Topic – Works in Progress - Using telehealth to provide palliative care for pediatric cancer patients and their family caregivers
Presenters: Helene Starks, Associate Professor, Assoc Director of Graduate Studies, Bioethics and Humanities and
Ardith Doorenbos, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, Univ. WA.

July 23, 2013, 9:00 -10:00am – Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
Palliative Care Rounds (attended by Palliative Medicine Service Teams only)
Moderator: Caroline Hurd, Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine, Univ. WA.

Palliative Care Medicine Conference and Didactic
July 30, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00am – Location: HMC, PSB Rm 2097
Topic: Move/Video (Title – TBA)
Moderator: Caroline Hurd, Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine, Univ. WA.
NOT AVAILABLE VIA REMOTE ACCESS

*Please note: The intent of Palliative Care Rounds is that it be a time for clinicians to help one another through difficult and sensitive issues they have encountered rather than as a teaching format. Students are welcome to attend other Thursday events; Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Research Conferences.