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21st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
October 13-14, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert Lee Clark Clinic Building, Floor 11
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Conf. #: D116171
15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Ethics 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This program should be of interest to palliative care or hospice physicians, oncologists, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, and/or anesthesiologists. Other professionals including: hospice, nursing, psychology, chaplaincy, ethics, and/or sociology.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Speakers and Committee
- Conference Agenda
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness and/or scheduling conflicts, conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Provide effective communication with patients in the advanced stages of cancer or debilitating disease and provide quality End-of-Life Care (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Identify and interpret the moral and ethical dilemmas encountered in palliative care, incorporating supportive care strategies to improve patient care (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Practice state-of-the-art pain and symptom management for patients with advanced disease (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes);
- Apply palliative care principals to life threatening disease in populations not limited to cancer patients (knowledge, competence, performance).
Palliative and Supportive cancer care is a rapidly evolving specialty. Many physicians are unaware of the need for whole-patient care and attention to quality of life improvements outside treatment of the primary disease. While cancer therapies are indeed crucial, the evolution of non-traditional health care settings places increasing emphasis on supportive care methods to improve quality of life for patients with advanced disease.
Caring for the cancer patient in the advanced stages of disease is particularly challenging to the healthcare team. It requires attending to the many dimensions of care including medical, psychosocial, ethical, and spiritual needs. In its 21st year, the Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Conference continues to offer participants’ educational updates to help them successfully implement new techniques and treatments in clinical practice to improve patient care and outcomes.
As a result of the participation in the conference the conference organizing committee intends the participants to:
Identify the moral and ethical dilemmas facing clinicians who provide end-of-life care; Practice state-of-the art pain and symptom management for patients with advanced disease; Demonstrate effective communication with patients in advanced stages of cancer or debilitating disease and provide quality end of life care; and exhibit heightened awareness of medical, legal and spiritual issues facing patients and families involved in the care of advanced disease.
- Workshop sessions
- Case studies
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours will be awarded.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME verification form. Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
On-line registration is now closed, please register on-site.
General Registration Information
- On-site registration and check-in opens at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, in the Hickey Auditorium Foyer, Floor 11 of the Robert Lee Clark Clinic building.
- The opening session of the conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, in Hickey Auditorium, and the conference will adjourn at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
- The conference registration fee includes the tuition, materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, and breaks; however, it does NOT include registration to the Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review
- Advanced registration by September 13, 2017 is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
Conference Registration Fees
Postmarked by September 13, 2017
- Physician/Scientist (M.D., Ph.D.): $350
- Health Care Professional (nurse, hospice, clergy, ethicist, social worker, PT, PA, etc.): $250
- Student/Trainee (Fellow, Resident): $100
- MD Anderson Physician/Scientist (M.D., Ph.D.): $200
- MD Anderson Health Care Professional (nurse, hospice, clergy, ethicist, social worker, PT, PA, etc.): $150
Postmarked after September 13, 2017
- Physician/Scientist (M.D., Ph.D.): $400
- Health Care Professional (nurse, hospice, clergy, ethicist, social worker, PT, PA, etc.): $300
- Student/Trainee (Fellow, Resident): $150
- MD Anderson Physician/Scientist (M.D., Ph.D.): $250
- MD Anderson Health Care Professional (nurse, hospice, clergy, ethicist, social worker, PT, PA, etc.): $200
Special Conference Rate: Board Review Attendees
- Special Conference Rate applies only to attendees registered for the Intensive Physician Board Review Course
M.D., Ph.D. (includes Resident, Fellow, etc.): $150
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administration-handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before September 13, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or via email: email@example.com.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date, if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
- The conference is providing a block of rooms at the Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center Hotel, 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080.
- When making hotel reservations for the 21st Annual Palliative and Hospice Care Conference be sure to use the group rate code of TTATTAA to obtain the $149 room rate for single/double occupancy. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- When making hotel reservations for the Updates in Palliative Care and Physician Board Review Course be sure to use the Group Rate code of TTATTAA to obtain the $149 room rate for single/double occupancy. Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- You may also visit www.hotels.com for other hotels within the Texas Medical Center area of Houston,Texas.
**Early hotel reservation is encouraged as the room block cutoff dates are as follows:
- Updates in Palliative Care and Physician Board Review Course: Monday, September 18, 2017
- 21st Annual Palliative and Hospice Care Conference: Monday, September 18, 2017
Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic, for $12 per day. There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket. Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage.
Take the crosswalk on level 3 of Garage 10 into MD Anderson. The first set of elevators on your left (next to the guard station) can be used to access floor 11. As you exit the elevator on floor 11, you will be at the back of the auditorium. Turn to your left to follow the hallway to the registration desk and the front of the auditorium.
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*Parking fees are not reimbursable.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.