Event

2018 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education & Research

8 min
October 11 - October 12, 2018

DATES: October 11-12, 2018
ATTENDEES: Faculty From Universities Nationwide
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, California
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CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CME: 13.25 CE Hours
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SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW:
West Health is proud to support the National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, the premier gathering of palliative care professionals devoted to advancing palliative care education and research with the goal of improving care for those with serious, chronic, or life-threatening illness. The National Symposium features internationally-renowned plenary speakers, an array of concurrent sessions on the latest developments and best practices, and many opportunities to network with peers.

The 2018 National Symposium’s theme is Quality in Palliative Care: Fusing Education, Research and Practice. Broadly approaching the concept of quality, participants can look forward to keynote, plenary, concurrent sessions, and posters that address quality from every angle: curriculum planning, learning application, outcomes and process improvement, research, decreasing health disparities, and more.

As part of West Health’s collaboration, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Zia Agha will moderate a plenary panel, Supporting Family Caregivers of Seriously Ill Seniors: Research, Training, and Community Connections, on Thursday, October 11th from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Additionally, the Gary and Mary West Foundation is proud to support the Symposium through providing $50,000 in seed grant funding in support of projects that advance palliative care education and research with a focus on seniors or family caregivers of seniors. Multiple grants of $5,000 or $10,000 will be awarded on Friday, October 12th during the luncheon from 1:00-2:00 p.m.


AGENDA:
Thursday, October 11

8:30 am
Introductory Remarks
8:45 am
Opening Keynote

Harnessing the Magic of Palliative Care Education to Awaken Joy and Meaning in Medicine

  • Description

  • Daniel C. Johnson, MD, FAAHPM, National Physician Lead for Specialty Palliative Care, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute
9:45 am
Break
10:15 am
Concurrent Sessions
Panel

Bringing the Needs of Young Caregivers Mainstream

  • Description

  • Sharon Hamill, PhD, CSU San Marcos
  • Melinda Kavanaugh, PhD, LCSW, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Elizabeth Olson, PhD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Vivian Stamatopoulos, PhD, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology
Workshop

Responding to Requests for Aid in Dying

  • Description

  • Judy Knudson, MPAS, PA-C, BSN, and Rachel Revelle, MDiv, University of Colorado
Panel

Extending Palliative Care in the Ambulatory Setting

  • Description

  • S. Liliana Oakes, MD, Margaret (Monty) LaPierre, MSN, RN, and Esmeralda Villanueva, LBSW, Wellmed Medical Management
Paper Session – Interprofessional Teams

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Teams (PCCTs)

  • Description

  • Meghan McDarby, MA, and Brian Carpenter, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

When the Team Acted Like a Real Team: Collaboration, Communication, Interdisciplinary Teams & Care Quality

  • Description

  • Joy Goebel, RN, PhD, FPCN, and Sue Robertson, RN, PhD, CSU Long Beach

IPE and Palliative Care: An Alignment of Education and Practice

  • Description

  • Nassrine Noureddine, EdD, MSN, BSN, CSU Sacramento
  • Darla K. Hagge PhD, CCC-SLPi, UC Davis

Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of Interprofessional Teamwork

  • Description

  • Stacy Starkka, PhD, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Workshop

World Wide Healing Movement: Hope Made Visible™

  • Description

  • Alessandra Colfi, PhD, UC San Diego Health System
11:30 am
Table Topic Luncheon
12:45 Pm
Plenary Panel
Supporting Family Caregivers of Seriously Ill Seniors: Research, Training, and Community Connections

  • Description

  • Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving
  • Theresa Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Associate Dean & Clinical Professor, Director, Family Caregiving Institute, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

Supported by West Health Institute

Westhealth Logo

1:45 pm
Break
2:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Workshop

The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Palliative Care: Primary Care to Prognostication

  • Description

  • Jeremy Powell, MPT, Acclivity Health Solutions
Workshop

Using the Rothman Index to Communicate with Patients and Families Regarding Patient Status

  • Description

  • Olufunmilayo Ogundele, MD, MS, LifeBridge Health
Workshop

Palliative Care Simulation with Nursing Students: Impact on Communication Skills

  • Description

  • Kirsten Preusse, RN, MSN, AC-CNS, CCRN, and Kevin Reilly, MSN, EdD (c), Samuel Merritt University
Panel

Palliative Care for Special Populations with Unique Needs

  • Description

  • Julia Kasel-Godley, PhD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Veronica Shead, PhD, VA St. Louis Health Care System
  • Rebecca Allen, PhD, ABPP, University of Alabama
  • Brian Carpenter, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Paper Session – Communication

Practicing Difficult End-of-Life Conversations using Mixed-Reality Simulation

  • Description

  • Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE, and Ben Hytrek, CSU Channel Islands

Palliative Care Information to Support Practice – A Web-Based Program

  • Description

  • Raeann LeBlanc, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CHPN, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Challenges in Symptom Reporting by Cancer Patients

  • Description

  • Teresa Deshields, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Plenary Session

Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities: Building the Science of Palliative Care

  • Description

  • Jeri Miller, PhD, MS, MSc, Chief, Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research (OEPCR) and NINR Center’s Program, National Institutes of Health
5:00 pm
Poster Session

Advance Care Planning and Proxy Decision-Making Preferences Among Persons With Dementia and Caregivers

  • Jung Kwak, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

A Health Plan’s Approach to Providing Palliative Care Everywhere

  • Kristen Vallone, BS, Torrie Fields, MPH, Kimberley Beverly, MSW, Jennifer Lui, MSW, and Jenelle Hallock, BA, Blue Shield of California

Curricular Mapping to Incorporate Palliative Care Training into a PA Program: Keep it All Together!

  • Nadya Dimitrov, DPM, PA-C, Stony Brook University

Death Anxiety among Chinese Older Adults with a Religious Affiliation

  • Mandong Liu, MSSW, University of Southern California

Developing Inpatient Palliative Care Champions: The SJMC Model

  • Brittany Hagge-Langevin, RN, BSN, SCRN, St. Jude Medical Center; Darla Hagge, PhD, CCC-SLP, California State University – Sacramento

Efficacy of Physical Activity After Death of a Loved One

  • Amber Derksen, PhD, RN, OCN, CHPN, CNE, Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus

End-of-Life Education in Nurse Residency: Providing the Tools for Success

  • Kathleen Murphy, DNP, MSN, BSN, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Ethical Needs Assessment of Associate Degree Nurses Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Annie Huynh, DNP, RN, PHN, FNP-BC, CNOR, Heidi He, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN, FNP, CSU Bakersfield

Following Advance Care Plans for Patient Preferences at End-of-Life

  • Savitri Singh-Carlson, APHN-BC, PhD, FAAN, San Diego State University

Frank Sinatra Captivates College Students to Work in Hospice Care

  • Lori Montross-Thomas, PhD, LightBridge Hospice and Palliative Care

Getting What You Want as You Age: An ACP Workshop

  • Sheri Mauk, BS, and Teresa Cooney, PhD, University of Colorado Denver

Hope Made Visible™: A World Wide Healing Movement sharing flags

  • Alessandra Colfi, PhD, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego Cancer Research Institute

Moving Forward: Improving Access of Palliative Care Services of Indian Migrants With Terminal Illness

  • Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, GCTE, MACN, California State University Fresno

Narrative Medicine for Healthcare Providers: Improving Practices of Advance Care Planning

  • Cara Wallace, PhD, LMSW, April Trees, PhD, Leslie Hinyard, PhD, MSW, and Jennifer Ohs, PhD, Saint Louis University

New Nurse’s Experiences Caring for Patients & Their Families at the End-of-Life

  • Bethany Nasser, PhD, RN, Endicott College

Principles of Palliative Radiotherapy: Didactic Training for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows

  • Emily Martin, MD, University of California, San Diego

Problems and Prospects in Providing EOL Care For Older Adults in Allahabad: Physicians Perspective

  • Rashmi Gupta, PhD, San Francisco State University

Service Providers’ Perceptions of Pain Management Needs among Rural Older Adults

  • Hyunjin Noh, PhD, MSW, University of Alabama; Anne Halli-Tierney, MD, and Caroline Whittington, BA, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teaching Undergraduate Nursing Students about Serious Illness: An Alternative Course Design

  • Amy Beasley, RN, DNP, University of Alabama

The ‘D-Word”– An Undergraduate Learning Experience in Talking about Dying

  • Raeann LeBlanc, PhD, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CHPN, and Maureen Groden, MS, RN, CHPN, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Olga Ehrlich, PhD, RN, CHPN, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Impact of Lay Navigators on Access to Cancer Services in a Pacific Islander Community

  • Corina Penaia, MPH, Diana Tisnado, PhD, California State University, Fullerton

Understanding and Measuring the Experience of Symptom Burden in Heart Failure

  • Macy Stockdill, University of Alabama at Birmingham

What Gives Your Life Meaning (WGYLM©): Increasing High School Students’ Awareness Of Palliative Care

  • Kathy Givens, MA, 1969

When Crucial Conversations Become Critical: POLST? Code? What’s That?

  • Hannah Farquharson, MD, Watsonville Community Hospital; Jack Belshe, Student, University of Southern California; S. Xavier Cortes, Student, Cabrillo Community College
5:00 pm
Reception
6:30 pm
Adjourn

Friday, October 12

7:00 am
Workshop

Meditation in Motion: Yoga

  • Description

  • Alessandra Colfi, PhD, UC San Diego Health System
8:25 am
Introductory Remarks
8:30 am
Morning Keynote

Accessing Hospice and Palliative Care: The Influence of Culture on End-of-Life Decision Making

  • Description

  • Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Professor and Department Head, John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University Department of Social Work
9:30 am
Break
10:00 am
Concurrent Sessions
Workshop

Ethical Challenges in Palliative Care Research

  • Description

  • Jennifer Ballentine, MA, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Workshop

Mindfulness: Integrating Mind, Soul, and Neuroscience in Education and Practice

  • Description

  • Jerome Front, LMFT, Pepperdine University
Workshop

Where Do We Start?: Preparing for Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care

  • Description

  • Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, OSW-C, FNAP, and Barbara Head, PhD, RN, CHPN, FPCN, ACSW, University of Louisville
Panel

Elevating Awareness of Palliative Care through Humanities

  • Description

  • Michael McDuffie, PhD, Allison Merrick, PhD, and Marion Geiger, PhD, CSU San Marcos
Paper Session – Palliative Care Practice in Diverse Settings

Using Big Data to Trigger Palliative Care in the ICU and the Step Down Unit

  • Description

  • Rebecca Gagne Henderson, APRN, ACHPN, PhDc, Yale New Haven Health Systems

Comparing the Effectiveness of Strategies for Delivering Home-Based Palliative Care

  • Description

  • Huong Nguyen, PhD, RN, Jason Ngo, MD, Nicki Vithalani, MD, Kaiser Permanente

Cardiac ICU Family Members’ Opinions Regarding Common Components of Bereavement Support

  • Description

  • Alyssa Erikson, RN, PhD, CSU Monterey Bay
  • Jennifer McAdam, PhD, RN, Samuel Merritt University

Advance Care Planning in a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Quality Improvement Project

  • Description

  • Dane Shoemaker, DNP, NP-C, CSU Fullerton
11:15 am
Break
11:30 am
Innovations in Palliative Care for Older Adults: 2017 Seed Grant Awardees’ Projects

Practice Makes Perfect: Ed-Tech for Communication Skill Training Online

  • Description

  • Lynee Sanute, MLIS, MA, and Amos Bailey, MD, University of Colorado Denver

Enhancing Palliative Care Knowledge Through a National Lifelong Learning Network

  • Description

  • Brian Carpenter, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Developing Culturally-Based Communications Tools with African American Community Members

  • Description

  • Ronit Elk, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Increasing Palliative Care Within the Latino Community

  • Description

  • Joy Goebel, RN, MN, PhD, FPCN, CSU Long Beach

Somatic Movement with Music Protocol Development and Implementation for Seniors in Hospice Care

  • Description

  • Wendell Hanna, PhD, San Francisco State University

3 Wishes: Creating a Meaningful End-of-Life Experience in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Description

  • Thanh Neville, MD, MSHS, Peter Phung, MD, MBA, University of California Los Angeles
1:00 pm
Luncheon

Symposium Presidential Address

  • Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D., President, California State University San Marcos

Awarding of 2018 Seed Grants

  • Funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation

Gary Mary West Foundation

2:00 pm
Break
2:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Workshop

The Case for E-Learning in Palliative Care

  • Description

  • Jill Guffey, BA, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Workshop

Integrating Spirituality into the Education of Palliative Care Professionals

  • Description

  • Helen McNeal, BBA, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
  • Trace Haythorn, PhD, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)
  • Jamie Beachy, PhD, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Workshop

Preparing for the Changing Expectations of Patient 2.0

  • Description

  • Judy Thomas, JD, and Kristine Wallach, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Workshop

Using Digital Story-telling to Make Meaning About Loss and Grief

  • Description

  • Raeann LeBlanc, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CHPN, and Maureen Groden, MS, RN, CHPN, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Olga Ehrlich, PhD, RN, CHPN, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Paper Session – Tailoring Palliative Care in Specific Populations

Redesigning Stroke Rehabilitation: Applying Palliative Care Concepts

  • Description

  • Nidhi Mahendra, PhD, San Jose State University

Changing the Culture of Pediatric Palliative Care at the Bedside

  • Description

  • Susan Shields, MSN, ARNP, CPNP, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

What’s in the Syringe?: Examining Dose in Palliative Care Psychoeducational Interventions

  • Description

  • Rachel Wells, MSN, RN, CNL, and Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, FAAN, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Palliative Dialysis in Older Adults with ESKD

  • Description

  • Debra Hain, PhD, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FNKF, Florida Atlantic University
3:30 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Closing Keynote

Strengthening the Palliative Care Tapestry with the Essential Threads of Culture and Diversity

  • Description

  • Marie Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN, Professor, Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, and Associate Director, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
4:45 pm
Closing Remarks
5:00 pm
Adjourn

ABOUT CSU INSTITUTE FOR PALLIATIVE CARE:
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s mission to increase access to and awareness of palliative care by creating educational and workforce training to improve palliative and end-of-life care. The Institute launched the National Symposium to host thought leaders in palliative care scholarship so palliative care concepts are woven into academic, clinical or non-clinical education where future professionals’ expertise in palliative care is cultivated.