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Palliative Care Conference
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When: Friday, September 27th, 2019
8:00 am - 3:45 pm CST
Where: Virginia Way Conference Center (THA)
5201 Virginia Way
Brentwood, Tennessee  37027
United States

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September 27, 2019 at Virginia Way Conference Center, 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027


Keynote Speaker
Diane Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director at the Center of Advance Palliative Care


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Cost per person: $40 (in-state); $75 (out-of-state)

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Tennessee Hospital Association

Join us, learn, and discover how palliative care can support you, your patients, and your community.  While palliative care continues to be an essential practice of hospice, it can also be a clinical specialty that can be utilized upstream to support the care continuum – prior to qualifying for the hospice benefit – to manage patients facing serious illness and injury and assist with treatment consultation, care coordination, advanced care planning, and symptom and pain management throughout disease progression. Click here for more information

Keynote speaker,Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Director at the Center to Advance Palliative Care will present on Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient’s Needs by describing effective palliative care models in home, telemedicine and outpatient settings; understanding the quality and cost outcomes of palliative care models; and facing outwards towards the future needs of our patients, their families, as well as policymakers, payers, and health system leadership.  

In addition, attendees will hear from palliative care physicians and clinicians across the state representing urban and rural communities to discuss different aspects of palliative care delivery, including best practices for safely prescribing opiates under the new 2018 Tennessee legislation, showing care for patients at the point of diagnosis and beyond, discussing current palliative care models across the state, and more…

 Participants will learn:

  1. What palliative care (PC) is and how it can support the care continuum;
  2. Describe effective palliative care models in home, telemedicine and outpatient settings;
  3. Best practices for safely prescribing opiates; 
  4. How to define frailty, and how PC can support the aging patient population; 
  5. What PC providers are doing across Tennessee;
  6. What PC resources and services are available;
  7. Importance of and ways to approach advanced care planning.

Target Audience:

  • Social Workers 
  • Case Managers (nursing, social workers)
  • Long-term care, nursing homes         
  • In-home care workers, including nursing, PT, OT
  • Students, including residents, fellows, nursing 
  • Aging Network
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Physicians
  • Nursing (frontline, leadership, and quality)
  • Pharmacists 
  • Faith-based organizations 
  • Policymakers, legislators
  • Legal, Lawyers 
  • Metro health departments

Funded by the Tennessee Department of Health

Hosted by:
State Palliative Care Advisory Council
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety
Tennessee Hospital Education and Research Foundation

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