The 19th Annual Barbara Echikson Memorial Palliative Care Symposium "Palliative Medicine: Facing the Future"

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:30 - 9:00 pm
Fulfill End-Of-Life Care Education Requirements

4:30 - 4:50 pm  Registration and Light Refreshments
4:50 - 4:55 pm  Welcome
Paul G. Yodice, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
4:55 - 5:00 pm  Introduction
Richard L. Klein, MD, FACP, Chair, Education Subcommittee, Bioethics Committee, SBMC
5:00 - 6:00 pm  Palliative Care 2020: Matching Care to Patient and Family Needs
Diane E. Meier, MD, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care, Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, and Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC
6:00 - 6:30 pm  Pizza and Beverage Break
6:30 - 7:45 pm  One Family's Journey to Palliative Care
Stephen P Goldstein, MD, Moderator; The Gladden Family: Darryl, Andree, Daphne, Darryl, Jr., Burlington, NJ
7:45 - 8:45 pm  Analgesics of the Future: Alternatives to Opioids?
Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD, Director of Pain Management and Palliative Care, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ

Target Audience
Internists, Intensivists, Family Practitioners, Geriatricians, Oncologists, Neurologists, Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists/Pain Management specialists, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Hospice and Palliative Care professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy, Members of the Bioethics Committee, and other healthcare professionals who deal with palliative care issues

Goals and Objectives
•    How is palliative care important to improving value (quality and cost) in health care reform?
•    How do we change the delivery system to improve access to quality palliative care for all persons with serious illness and their families?
•    Discuss the current status of opioids in New Jersey
•    Apprehend risks versus benefits of opioid therapies
•    Introduce alternative analgesics currently available and in development
•    Discuss ways to protect your practice while continuing to provide quality palliative analgesia
•    Appreciate the many ways palliative care can improve quality of life for patients and their families
•    Explain how adding palliative care can affect medical decisions for patients and their families

This program is free for members of RWJBarnabas Health Medical, Nursing and Social Work staff. Medical Students are guests of the Department of Education.  

To register, call 1-888-724-7123 or register online.

Similar to last year, applications have been submitted for CME and Nursing Credits.