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CME Conference: The Art & Science of Managing Advanced Illness and End of Life Care

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

CME Conference: The Art & Science of Managing Advanced Illness and End of Life Care

Chaplaincy Health Care’s CME Conference inspires practitioners to provide the best care possible to frail and seriously ill patients. 

This year will highlight the art of having difficult conversations with populations impacted by a difficult life changing diagnosis. The breakout sessions will focus on supporting the end of life needs of the LGBTQ community, people experiencing homelessness, teen grief and caring for Veterans. The conference will conclude with an invigorating presentation on resiliency and self-care; equipping you with tools and practices to help keep things in perspective in an ever changing health care world.

VENUE

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336

REGISTRATION

Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration, $100
Deadline: October 4, 2019

Full-Time Student, $50
Must be a full-time student in a health care profession. Student ID required and Major may be verified.

Regular Registration, $125
Registration Fee rate October 5 – October 18

On-Site Registration

Registration is accepted the morning of the conference.

On-Site Registration opens at 7:30 AM

CONFERENCE SPECIFICS

Accommodations

If you wish to stay the night Thursday, October 17 or Friday, October 18 a special conference rate of $129 is available at the Spring Hill Suites hotel conveniently adjoining the convention center. Rooms must be booked by September 20, 2019 to qualify for the conference rate.If you wish to stay the night Thursday, October 17 or Friday, October 18 a special conference rate of $129 is available at the Spring Hill Suites hotel conveniently adjoining the convention center. Rooms must be booked by September 20, 2019 to qualify for the conference rate.

SpringHill Suites, Kennewick
7048 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3026

Phone in Reservations use Group Code: CHAC

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all attendees.

Conference Meals

Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are included in the registration fee.

Substitutes and Cancellations
  • No refunds for cancellations after October 4 or “no-shows”.
  • No shared registrations accepted. Substitute attendees are always welcome.
  • Please notify Chaplaincy Health Care if substitute plans to attend in your place.

AGENDA

7:30 AM  —  Check-In
8:00 AM  —  Welcome & Reflection
8:15 AM  —  MORNING PRESENTATION: “Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying” by Dean Sharpe, MD, MHA
9:45 AM  —  Break
10:00 AM  —  “What’s Happening in Yakima: The Surprise Question and Five Wishes” by Laurie Jackson, MDiv
11:30 AM  —  Lunch
12:15 PM  —  Breakout Session #1
Concurrent Session A – “Morphine Myths and Other Mysterious Meds – Important Tools for End of Life Care” by Kat Lauer, MD
Concurrent Session B – “‘A Last Salute’ Honoring Veteran’s at End of Life” by Chaplaincy Health Care Panel
Concurrent Session C – “Shifting Focus: Palliative Care with People Experiencing Homelessness” by Micheal A. Light, LICSW, MSW, MPH, Joe C. Hufford, RN, Anthony O. Boxwell, ARNP
1:15 PM  —  Break
1:30 PM  —  Breakout Session #2

Concurrent Session A – “End of Life Care for LGBTQ People” by Terry Rice, MDiv
Concurrent Session B – “‘No One Knows What I Am Going Through’: How to Support a Grieving Teen” by Casey Branson, Chaplaincy Cork’s Place Clinical Facilitator, and Andy Howell, Cork’s Place Volunteer Group Facilitator
Concurrent Session C – “Shifting Focus: Palliative Care with People Experiencing Homelessness” by Micheal A. Light, LICSW, MSW, MPH, Joe C. Hufford, RN, Anthony O. Boxwell, ARNP
2:30 PM  —  Break
2:45 PM  —  CLOSING PRESENTATION: “Making Vitality Your Reality” by Michael Novakovich, CDME

3:45 PM  —  Closing Remarks / CMEs

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Current cultural context around dying
  • History of how people approached and supported the dying in seven historical spiritual traditions and seven principals to bring forward into current practice from those traditions
  • Appropriate use of Surprise Question and Five Wishes along with clarity on advanced care planning decision maker order
  • Understand contents, ordering and use of comfort pack medications for symptom management
  • Identify personal bias or fear in giving end of life medications to manage symptoms
  • Trauma-informed context for discussing homelessness and healthcare disparities along with analyzing barriers to care using a socio-ecological framework
  • Issues, support, and care for LGBTQ people at end of life 
  • Navigating unique end of life care needs of a Veteran and their family
  • Creating effective dialogue surrounding loss along with practical coping strategies for safe expression and recognizing the diverse grief reactions of teens
  • Applying a corrective perspective to achieve peace, prosperity and well-being and embracing self-care to realize resiliency

For questions or additional information, call (509) 783-7416 or email: cmeconference@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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 accredits this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

CEU ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible.
Provider number is #1975-404

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Chaplaincy Health Care
Phone:
(509) 783-7416
Website:
chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Venue

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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