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Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review Course
September 8-10, 2020
Review Course via Web Streaming
Live Webcast to be hosted in Central Standard Time (CST)
Conf. #: D122004
26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Ethics 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
ABIM/MOC Points 26.25 Medical Knowledge Points
This activity is targeted to physicians and fellows as a board review course for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Certification, although some Advanced Practice Nurses may find the information beneficial.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Speakers/Committee
- Speaker Disclosure Summary
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 to: Continuing Professional Education at 713-794-7124 or email email@example.com. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
PRESENTATIONS: Presentations will be available online via Canvas. All of the PowerPoint presentations will be posted online at the time of the conference. You will receive an invitation email from CANVAS@mdanderson to create a Username and Password to log into Canvas.
REMINDER: This event will be broadcast live online.
Intensive Board Review Course 2020 – An Online Education Event
This Online Education Event takes place September 8-10, 2020. We will webcast the Course as it is taking place (start to finish), plus you will have online access to the Course materials afterwards; PowerPoint Slides, Test Questions and Answer Bank. We plan to video record the Course, and post them to the Canvas site within a few days after each event.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will only be awarded for those that attend via webcast as it takes place September 8-10, 2020. American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points may be claimed by attendees who fulfill the requirements. See Accreditation/Credit Designation/Maintenance of Certification section below for details. See Registration Information, below, for instructions and applicable fees. *The link to the webcast will be provided to registrants in advance of the course.
See Registration Information, below, for instructions and applicable fees
Accreditation/Credit Designation/Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Information
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The sessions marked with “*” have been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form. Upon receipt, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 26.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
In order to receive MOC points, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.
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.
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 15th year, the Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review Course will continue to offer healthcare professionals with educational updates to help them successfully incorporate new information into practice and take the board certification examination. Physicians, fellows and advanced nurse practitioners will gain the knowledge and competence pertaining to symptom and pain management, issues facing patients at end-of-life, and effective communication techniques to implement into clinical practice.
It is expected that participants will be able to implement systematic management of pain symptoms, be able to assess the moral, ethical and psychosocial dilemmas facing clinicians during the end of life, demonstrate effective communication techniques with patients in the advanced stages of cancer or debilitating disease and provide optimal care for noncancer conditions in a hospice and palliative care setting, thus improving end-of-life care while providing quality end-of-life care.
After attending the activity, participants should be able to:
- Interpret spiritual, legal and medical issues facing patients at end-of-life;
- Provide optimal end-of-life care including symptom management, psychosocial support and state-of-the-art pain management;
- Demonstrate effective communication techniques with patients in the advanced stages of cancer or debilitating disease and provide quality end-of-life care;
- Identify non-cancer conditions needing palliative care.
- Audience Response System
- Internet Web Streaming Course
General Registration Information
- The Board Review Course will begin at 8:00 am (CST) on Tuesday, September 08, and will adjourn at 5:50 pm (CST) on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
- Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review Course registration fee includes online materials, course recordings and power point presentations.
(MD, DO, PhD, includes Resident, Fellow, etc.)
2020 Live Web Streaming and access to
syllabus and video presentations...................$899.00
2020 Online Access to Syllabus and
Registration On-line (Above): you may experience intermittent problems with using the Google or FireFox browsers, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer Browser when registering on-line.
There are two other ways to register:
Continuing Professional Education, Unit 1781
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301407
Houston, TX 77230-1707
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Printable Form)
We accept the following forms of payment:
• Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
• Money Order
• Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express)
A receipt and confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten 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, August 31, 2020. No refunds will be granted after this 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 Continuing Professional Education 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 at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form. In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of Continuing Professional Education is limited to the registration fee. Continuing Professional Education will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of Continuing Professional Education 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, contact Continuing Professional Education at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or via e-mail: email@example.com
- Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.