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Penn Future of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference 2010

The Penn Future of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference 2010 on March 24, 2010 provided participants with an in-depth look at the delivery of end-of-life care in medical settings. David J. Casarett, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn Medicine, NHPCO's Consultant Medical Director and author of Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life was the keynote speaker focusing on hospice and palliative discussions between patients and medical professionals.

View PDFs of speakers' presentations:

"Palliative Care and Dementia"
Karen Hirschman

"Self Care for the Hospice Provider"
Art Gilbert & Alicia Marini-Bloom

"Legal Issues at the End of Life: The Basics Everyone Should Know"
Roxane Crowley

"Interdisciplinary Teams: How to Foster Effective Team Dynamics"
Dr. Joseph Straton

"Palliative Chemotherapy"
Jen Shin

"Best Practices for Helping Children Cope with the Terminal Illness of a Family Member"
Elise Gaul

"Effective Communication Strategies in Long term Care: LTC Team, Hospice Team and Families"
Amy Corcoran & Linda Sloane (Stapeley)

"Regulatory Update from Washington"
Jennifer Kennedy

If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Nihill at 610-617-2443 or kerry.nihill@uphs.upenn.edu.