2017 PNW Palliative Care Conference


KEYNOTE: Robert M. Arnold, MD


***Pre‐Registration required for Tuesday afternoon workshops***

  Monday April 24th & Tuesday April 25th






Shoreline Conference Center
 18560 1st Ave NE
 Shoreline, WA 98155

Sponsored by the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence and Harborview Medical Center Palliative Care Committee

 Course Objectives:

1. Describe the stages of advance care planning from early goals of care through end of life care.

2. Deploy a step-wise framework to elicit preferences for future health and respond to emotions that arise

    during advance care planning.

3. Narrow disparities in healthcare for patients with serious illness by building communication skills for working

    with patients with diverse racial, cultural and spiritual backgrounds and preferences especially as it relates

    to decision making and goals of care.

4. List available tools and resources to conduct advance care planning from patient-facing tools, to provider

     education, to system-wide strategies.

5. Assess different advance care planning needs for a range of populations including patients with cancer and

    perinatal serious illness.

6. Describe how current research in the field of palliative care is changing how healthcare is delivered.

7. Explain ethical challenges and strategies for using surrogates in health care decision making.

8. Describe the POLST form and the role the POLST plays in advance care planning.



Monday April 24th

Tuesday April 25th

800    Registration and Continental Breakfast


830  "The Role of Palliative Care and Advance Care
           Planning in Healthcare in the Coming Decade:
           A Healthcare System Perspective", Brian Goldstein
           Chief Health Systems UW Medicine




945  "The Future of Advance Care Planning Education -
          Integrating into Routine Care and Developing
          Point of Care Tools", Bob Arnold (Keynote)


1045-1100: Break


1100   Breakout Sessions

  1. Integrating Advance Care Planning into Routine Care and Using Point of Care Tools
    1. Bob Arnold
  2. Honoring Choices: Putting the Program into Practice, Integrating Advance Care Planning at the University of Washington Medical Center
    1. Lu Marchand/Barak Gaster/Brian Giddens
  3. Having the Conversation, Exploring Patient Facing Tools for Advance Care Planning
    1. Caroline Hurd, Tracy Ng
    2. Conversation Project, new WA state advance directive, VA advance directive, 5 wishes, Prepare for your Care
  4. Multidimensional Advance Care Planning for Patients with Cancer
    1. Mia Baumgartner Charlie, Ailey Armstrong,
      Megan Blazey




1330 CPCCE updates on education operations, Caroline Hurd

1345 POLST initiatives in Washington State,
         Sharmon Figenshaw

1430 Case Studies Exploring the Ethics of Advance Care
          Planning, Patsy Treece


1515-1530 Break


1530-1700 Breakout Sessions

  1. Panel discussion-Tackling Ethical Challenges of Advance Care Planning
    1. Patsy Treece/ Carrol Alvarez/Joseph Hufford RN and/or Michael Light MSW
  2. Culturally Sensitive Advance Care Planning
    1. Jody Waldron
  3. POLST Conversations and Case Review
    1. Sharmon Figenshaw
  4. Advance Birth Plans for the Perinatal Period
    1. Josie Amory and Jennifer Kett



1700   ADJOURN

800     Registration and Continental Breakfast


830     "Current Research Programs and Opportunities in the
            Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence",

J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH


1000 - 1155  Research Presentations

1145-1230   Poster Presentations


1230-1330   Lunch and  Poster Viewing/Networking


1330-1700 Afternoon Workshops











1700   ADJOURN



U of Washington Bookstore (fee waived)

Providence Hospice of Seattle

Gentiva Hospice

Life Care Northwest


Ladybug House (fee waived)

Safe Crossings (fee waived)


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