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Sixth Annual Symposium: The Collective Soul
"Transforming Lives of Patients with Advanced Illness and Caregivers in Suffering”
January 27-28, 2017 (Conference Ended)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB)
Floor 8 Conference Center
1155 Pressler Street
Conf. #: D116489
This important educational event is aimed at chaplains, ministers, clergy, spiritual care counselors, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals delivering spiritual care in the community and healthcare facilities.
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, schedule 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.
Course Directors: Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay MD, Eduardo Bruera MD
Course Executive Manager: Deanna Cuello
Advanced Course Advisory Committee: Marvin Omar Delgado-Guay MD, John Graham MD, Steve Thorney M.Div., Eduardo Bruera MD, Carolyn Holmes APN, Kimmie Tallie APN, Gale Kennebrew M.Div., Cletus Udoh, M.Div., Morvan O. Hall, M.Div., Regina Pair Allen M.Div., and Deanna Cuello.
Administrative Support: Elida Galan
Spirituality and religiosity are recognized as factors that contribute to quality of life and coping strategies in many persons facing life-threatening illnesses. These life-threatening events can also give rise to spiritual distress. When combined with chronic or acute pain and other physical and psychological symptoms, spiritual distress can be a component of a patient’s total suffering which the palliative care team (The Collective Soul) seeks to alleviate, enhancing the human spirit and creating a healing environment in the middle of the distressful situation. The purpose of this advanced course is to provide a better understanding of the Palliative Care Team’s role in enhancing the Human spirit and relieving patient’s bio-psychosocial and spiritual suffering.
Attendees at this conference will learn the principles of Palliative Care and Hospice, the state-of-the art of physical, emotional, and spiritual symptom management. Effective communication with patients and families at the end of life. The integration of spiritual care into the Palliative Care practice.
Objectives of the Symposium:
- Describe the importance and the role of the Interdisciplinary Team in the Palliative Care and Hospice setting in the care of patients with advanced illnesses and their family in a multicultural environment.
- Describe the principles of management of different distressing Physical symptoms of patients with advanced illnesses.
- Describe the principles of management of Distressing Emotional and Spiritual symptoms in patients with advanced illnesses and their families.
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.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, YOU MAY REGISTER ON-SITE
On-site registration opens at 7:30 am on Friday, January 27, 2017 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8 Conference Center, 1155 Pressler Street, Houston, Texas 77030.
The Welcome and Opening Remarks will begin at 8:00 am and the conference will adjourn at 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Advanced registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
The deadline for advanced registration is Friday, January 20, 2017.
General Registration Fee (before January 20, 2017) $150.00
General Registration Fee (After January 20, 2017) $200.00
Student Registration Fee (Proof of enrollment required) $75.00
MDACC Employee Fee $125.00
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (Payable to MD Anderson through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registrations only)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Monday, January 16, 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.
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, e-mail, or the contact numbers as given on the registration form. In case of activity cancellation, 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.
For additional information, please contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866.
Hotel and Transportation
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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.
FRIDAY PARKING (January 27, 2017): MD Anderson employees are encouraged to park in their normal location; however parking is available at the Mays Clinic garage – ENTRANCE 5 at (Holcombe Blvd & Bertner Ave). The garage is beneath the Mays Clinic Building. Mays Clinic is adjacent to the
conference site, Duncan Building (CPB). Mays Clinic Self-parking is $12/day. Enter the garage through ENTRANCE 5 on Bertner Ave. and Holcombe Blvd.
Mays Clinic Valet parking is $15/day. Enter ENTRANCE 7 at Richard JV Johnson Blvd. and Holcombe Blvd. Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
SATURDAY PARKING (January 28, 2017): Self-park in Pressler Garage, located at 1180 Pressler St., between Fannin Street and Bertner Avenue (This is the only location approved for conference parking on Saturday). The Pressler Garage gates will be up and no parking validation will be necessary.
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