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End-of-Life Conference

October 13 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Registration and vendor exhibits begin at 7:30 a.m.
  • Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Conference Purpose

Participants will gain greater understanding of the complex issues in providing palliative and end-of-life care.  Focus will be on terminally ill, aged, Alzheimer’s and pediatric populations. Topics will include communication techniques, quality of life management and grief care.

Continuing Education: 6.75 contact hours

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of Benton Franklin County Medical Society (BFCMS) and Chaplaincy Health Care.  The BFCMS is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The BFCMS designates this conference activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 6.75 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Early Bird Registration

Fee is $75. Deadline: October 4, 2017.

Full-Time Student: $50

(Must be a full-time student in a health care profession. Student ID required and major may be verified.)

After October 4, 2017 Registration Fee: $100

Registrations will be accepted at 7:30 am the morning of the conference. No refunds for cancellations after October 4 or “no-shows”.

No shared registrations accepted. Substitute attendees are always welcome. Please notify Jannette Weber at jannettew@chaplaincyhealthcare.org if a substitute plans to attend in your place.


Conference Agenda

7:30 a.m.         Registration opens – Vendor exhibits open

8:30 a.m.         Having the Hard Conversation – Jeff Beck, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

10:35 a.m.       Break

10:45 a.m.        Alzheimer’s Disease Trajectory: From Diagnosis to End Stage – Nancy Isenberg, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center Neurology

11:45 a.m.       A Caregiver’s Perspective: End-Stage Alzheimer’s –  What Professionals Need to Know –  Anne Koepsell, MHA

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:15 p.m.

  • Concurrent session A: Pediatric Palliative Care – Jeff Beck, MD
  • Concurrent session B: Mindful Encounters with Challenging Families – Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW

2:15 p.m.         Break

2:30 p.m.

  • Concurrent session A: Spiritual Care at the End of Life – Craig Timmons, MDiv., MEd
  • Concurrent session B: Mindful Encounters with Challenging Families – Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW (Repeat)
  • Concurrent session C: Grief Support for Children & Families – Heather Babler, Clinical Facilitator, Cork’s Place

3:30 p.m.         Break

3:45 p.m.

Palliative Care Panel – How Palliative Care Fills the Gap

  • Omar Khan, MD, Kadlec Regional Medical Center
  • Jannette Weber, RN, Director, Chaplaincy Palliative Care
  • Wayne Kohan, MD, Trios Palliative Care
  • Bonnie Davis, MD, Lourdes Health

4:45 p.m. – Closing, CME Certificates

Presentation handouts will not be provided. Conference materials and presentation slides available online October 6, 2017.  Click Here.


October 13
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick,WA99336United States
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