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Monday, March 14, 2011

Preconference is optional; requires separate registration.

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions: Integrating Palliative Care into Nursing Homes

Howard Tuch, MD
Medical Director, Genesis ElderCare, Clearwater, FL (Co chair)
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8:30 a.m. Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: A Comparison of High- and Low-Level Providers

Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Adjunct Faculty Member, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, Research Associate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, North Wales, PA
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9:00 a.m. Improving End-of-Life Outcomes in Nursing Homes by Targeting Residents at High Risk of Mortality for Palliative Care: Program Description and Evaluation

Cari Levy, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Healthcare Policy and Research, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
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9:30 a.m. Nursing Home Residents with Dementia and the Palliative Care Umbrella

Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD
Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Clinical Nursing Research on Aging, University of Rochester School of Nursing, New York, NY
10:00 a.m. Vigilant at the End of Life: Family Advocacy in the Nursing Home

Renee Rose Shield, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
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10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. A New Medicare End-of-Life Benefit for Nursing Home Residents

Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, MA
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11:15 a.m. Faculty Q&A
11:45 a.m. Adjournment and Lunch on your Own

Monday, March 14, 2011

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Washington, DC (Co chair)
1:15 p.m. Palliative Care in the Age of Health Reform: What Has Changed and Where Are We Going?

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care, Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Professor, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
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1:45 p.m. The Evolving Role of Palliative Care in the US Health System

R. Sean Morrison, MD, FAAHPM
Director, National Palliative Care Research Center, Herman Merkin Professor of Palliative Care, Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine, Vice-Chair of Research, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, President, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York, NY
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2:15 p.m. Politics and Public Sentiment: Palliative Care and Health Reform

Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute, Washington, DC
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2:45 p.m. The Role of Nursing in Hospice and Palliative Care

Todd Hultman, PhD, APRN, ACHPN
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, President-Elect, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Boston, MA
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3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. The Role of Hospice in the Continuum of Care

J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA
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4:00 p.m. Palliative Care as a Means of Extending Life: Overview of the Findings from a New England Journal of Medicine Study

Joseph A. Greer, PhD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA
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4:30 p.m. Improving End-of-Life Care through Better Timing and Communication between Physicians and Patients

Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Carol Chou, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Member, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA

Amy Tsou, MD, MAR
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Veteran Affairs Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
5:30 p.m. International Palliative Care Perspective

James F. Cleary, MBBS, FAChPM
Director of the Palliative Care Program, University of Wisconsin Hospital Clinics; Program Leader, Cancer Control Program, Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin; Director, Collaborating Center for Policy and Communication, World Health Organization, Madison, WI
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6:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

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