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2006 Presentations
Course Description
Target Audience
Objectives
Accreditation
Program Agenda
Faculty
Registration
Location
Accommodations for Disabilities


Building Bridges: Interdisciplinary Paths to Palliative & End-of-Life Care for People with Diverse Conditions
(Cancer, Dementia, and Heart Disease)

October 27-28, 2006
Renaissance Tampa Hotel
International Plaza
Tampa Florida

Sponsored by





2006 Presentations
 
Friday
Saturday
 



Course Description
 

Building Bridges is for researchers, clinicians and providers interested in state-of-the-art research and practice in palliative and end-of-life care, especially as it relates to persons with end-stage heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. The conference will present plenary and break-out sessions appropriate for both researchers and clinicians from multiple disciplines and sites of care.

 
The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Studies at the University of South Florida (USF) is a community provider-academic partnership of USF Health; LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.; The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Hope Hospice and Palliative Care; and TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care. The Center works to optimize care and systems of care for patients and families faced with advanced non-curable diseases by generating new knowledge through interdisciplinary research, and using that knowledge to educate health and human services professionals and to influence public policy in support of quality end-of-life care for all patients and families. For additional information, please call (813) 974-9808 or visit our website: www.eolcenter.usf.edu.
 



Target Audience
 

This activity is suitable for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, gerontologists, lawyers, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, chaplains, long-term care administrators, researchers, students and others interested in or practicing in the field of palliative care and end-of-life studies.

 



Objectives
 

Upon the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize trends in the hospice patient population nationwide, particularly the changing percentages of individuals with non-cancer diagnoses;
  • Discuss the latest advances in palliative care for persons with dementia, including those cared for in long-term care facilities;
  • Describe the ethical dilemmas of tube feeding and other issues in caring for persons with end-stage dementia;
  • Discuss the latest research findings on palliative and end-of-life care for persons with cancer, including improving symptom management, complementary and
    alternative approaches to palliative care, and understanding decision-making about cancer care from the perspectives of various care providers;
  • Discuss how to assess the spiritual needs of patients and families coping with the end of life;
  • Recognize palliative and end-of-life care needs specific to persons with heart failure, including prognostic indicators to facilitate decision-making;
  • Summarize the latest research findings about the well-being and coping strategies of family caregivers, particularly those caring for individuals with cancer and dementia; and
  • Promote the value of interdisciplinary scholarship and research in end-of-life care and the benefits of community-academic partnerships to improve care for patients near the end of life and their caregivers.
 



Accreditation
 

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Studies at USF and its sponsors: USF Health; LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.; The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Hope Hospice and Palliative Care; and TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care. The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The University of South Florida College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is for 10.8 contact hours.

Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors: The University of South Florida College of Public Health is an approved provider (BAP# 433. Ex. 3/31/07). This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 10.8, 50-minute hours.

Pharmacists: The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for 9 contact hours. Universal program number is as follows: 230-999-06-013-L04. To receive continuing education credit, a pharmacist must attend the accredited sessions and must return the program evaluation instrument. In order to receive full credit, registrants must register no later than 10 minutes after the start of the meeting and must attend the entire meeting.

Physical Therapists: The University of South Florida College of Medicine is an approved provider of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists pursuant to the Board of Physical Therapy chapter 64b17-9. The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for up to 10.8 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists: The University of South Florida College of Public Health is an approved provider (#107, exp. 02/07) of continuing education for Occupational Therapy Licensees. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 10.8, 50-minute contact hours. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates.

Psychologists: The University of South Florida College of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This activity is offered for up to 9 hours of continuing education credit. The University of South Florida College of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nursing Home Administrators: The University of South Florida is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and has approved the conference for 10.8 clock hours. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

Lawyers: This course is pending approval by the Florida Bar for 10.8 general CLER credits.

Certified Health Education Specialists: The College of Public Health, University of South Florida has been designated as a Multiple Event Providers (#FL0027) of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 9, 60-minute contact hours for event number 1108 CHES.

CCM: Application has been made to the Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) for continuing education contact hours.

Other: Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all other attendees.

 



Program Agenda
 
Friday, October 27, 2006
© Cancer • Heart Disease – Dementia
7:30 am   Registration and Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
8:15 am   Welcoming Remarks and Orientation to the Conference
Lori Roscoe, PhD, Course Director
Kathleen Egan, MA, BSN, CHPN, Center Community Director
William Haley, PhD, Center Academic Director
8:30 am - 9:30 am © • – J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, President and CEO
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
End-of-Life Care for People with Diverse Conditions: Progress and Challenges
9:30 am - 10:30 am Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD, Professor
School of Aging Studies, USF
Palliative Care for Persons with Dementia
10:30 am - 11:00 am © • – Break/Posters/Exhibits
11:15 am - 12:15 pm   Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Session A:
© • – Research Paper Presentations
Session B:
Panel Discussion: End Stage Dementia Care
Rachelle Hutchens, RN
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Hospice Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and ALFs
Gay Lynn Horvath, BSN, CHPN
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Serving Caregivers of Persons with End-Stage Dementia
Session C:
© Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Palliative Care for People with Cancer
Cynthia D. Myers , PhD, LMT, Director, Integrative Medicine Program
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Palliative Care for People with Cancer: What does the Research Show?
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CNA
The Cleveland Clinic
Palliative Care Needs of People with End-Stage Heart Failure
Lunch and Awards
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm   Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Session A:
© • Douglas Schocken, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Services
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Addressing Heart Disease in People with End-Stage Cancer
Session B:
© • – Panel Discussion: Assessing the Spiritual Needs of Families at the End of Life
Carla Hermann, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
University of Louisville School of Nursing
Jim Taylor, Chaplain, James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center
Robert Glass, Chaplain, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
Session C:
Joyce Simard, MSW, Geriatric Consultant
Namaste: A Holistic Program for Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm © • – Break/Posters/Exhibits
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm © – William E. Haley, PhD, Professor and Director
School of Aging Studies, USF
Family Caregiving at the End of Life: Special Issues in Dementia and Cancer
 
Saturday, October 28, 2006
 

8:30 am - 9:00 am

  Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am © Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, Lyall and Beatrice Thompson
Professor of Oncology Quality of Life Nursing College of Nursing, USF
Palliative Care and Cancer: Improving Symptom Management
10:00 am - 10:30 am © • – Break/Posters/Exhibits
10:30 am - 11:30 am   Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Session A:
David McGrew, MD, Medical Director, Hernando-Pasco Hospice,
President, Hospice and Palliative Physician Services, LLC
When Chronic Heart Disease Becomes Terminal
Session B:
Carlos Gomez, MD, Capital Hospice
Tube Feeding and Other Ethical Challenges in End-Stage Dementia Care
Session C:
© Panel Discussion: End-of-Life Decision Making and Cancer: Cancer Center and Hospice Perspectives
Charles Williams, MD, Thoracic Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Decision-Making for End-Stage Cancer Patients
Ronald Schonwetter, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
Palliative Chemotherapy and Quality of Life
11:45 am - 12:30 pm   Closing Remarks/Evaluation
Kathleen Egan, MA, BSN, CHPN, Vice President
The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast
End-of-Life Care for People With Diverse Conditions: Lessons for Care Providers
 



Faculty
 
Course Director

Lori A. Roscoe, PhD
Center for Hospice, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life Studies at USF
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Course Faculty

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CNA
Manager, Heart Failure Disease Management Programs
George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Kathleen Egan, MA, BSN, CHPN
Vice President, The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast Community
Director, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF
Tampa, Florida

Robert Glass, Chaplain
LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
Tampa, Florida
Carlos Gomez, MD
Associate Director, Institute for Education and Leadership
Capital Hospice
Falls Church, Virginia
William E. Haley, PhD
Professor and Director
School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida
Academic Director
Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF
Tampa, Florida
Carla Hermann, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Louisville School of Nursing
Louisville, Kentucky
Gay Lynn Horvath, BSN, CHPN
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Clearwater, Florida
Rachelle Hutchens, RN
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
Clearwater, Florida
David McGrew, MD
President, Hospice and Palliative Physician Services, LLC
Medical Director, Hernando Pasco Hospice
Hudson, Florida
Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
Lyall and Beatrice Thompson
Professor of Oncology
Quality of Life Nursing
College of Nursing, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Cynthia D. Myers , PhD, LMT
Director, Integrative Medicine Program
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology
College of Medicine, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Douglas Schocken, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Services
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Ronald S. Schonwetter, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
Tampa, Florida
President, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD
President and CEO
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Alexandria, Virginia
Joyce Simard, MSW
Geriatric Consultant
Land O’ Lakes, Florida
Jim Taylor, Chaplain
James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center
Tampa, Florida
Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD
Professor, School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Charles Williams, MD
Thoracic Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida
 



Registration
 

Registration Fees:

  By 9/27/06 After 9/27/06
All $199 $249
Students/Resident $89  
Conference Registration includes program, syllabus, breakfast each day, lunch, and breaks.
 

Cancellations: A cancellation fee of $25.00 will be retained on all cancellations before September 27, 2006. No refunds will be issued after September 28, 2006, but you may transfer your registration to a colleague.

The University of South Florida Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) reserves the right to cancel the program due to unforeseen circumstances, in which the full enrollment fee will be refunded. The University of South Florida CPD Office will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation

 



Location
 

Renaissance Tampa Hotel
International Plaza
4200 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone: 800-644-2685 • Fax: 813-877-3000
http://RenaissanceHotels.com

 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at a special rate of $162.50 per night plus current applicable sales tax.

Hotel reservations may be made by calling (800) 644-2685 or by faxing (813) 873-0945. Please identify yourself as a registrant of the USF End-of-Life Conference.

Please make room reservations early to ensure availability at the discount rate.

 



Accommodations for Disabilities
 

Please notify the CPD Office, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC Box 60, Tampa, Florida, 33612 or call (813) 974-4296 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

 



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