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2017 Palliative Care Pre-Conference

Date & Time

October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Location

Event Details

2017 Midwest Palliative Care Pre-Conference
October 23rd, 2017
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
St. Louis, MO

“Conflict Over End Of Life Care: How To Do It Better” – Robert M. Arnold, MD

This session will list three reasons why conflicts occur in end of life care and describe two communication skills that can be used to prevent conflict.

“Managing GI Issues of Obstruction, Jaundice, Feeding, and Constipation in Patients with Life-limiting Illness” – Dr. Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM; Dr. Koushik K. Das, M.D.; Dr. Elizabeth Blaney, MD

Participants will review the evidence and controversies on the role of endoscopy in palliating malignant esophageal obstruction,    endoscopic stenting in palliating malignant small and large bowel obstruction, biliary stenting in patients with terminal malignancy, biliary stenting, the available stents, and the role for their further replacement in patients with terminal malignancy. Also, the     participants will review options for enteric feeding (gastrostomy, jejunostomy, and combination) tubes in patients with aspiration and dysphagia and review the novel agents available for          management of constipation, especially in patients on chronic opioids.

Members:        $85.00                            Non Members:     $100.00

Members  –  Please use your Federal Medicare Number when registering.  All registration will be done online.

Registrations are not refundable but substitutions are welcome.

Early registration ends September 16th, 2017.  There is a $25.00 late fee assessed after Oct. 14th,  2017.  Registration closes Oct. 14th, 2017.

This Pre-conference is NOT the conference registration. Conference  registration has a separate registration form.

If you do not register for the conference, there will be a $10.00 additional charge for CE hours if you wish to receive them.

Educational material will be placed on the website prior to the seminar for download.

This course provides 3.0 Nursing Contact Hours and Social Work Contact Hours.

Early registration ends 9/16/17. Registration ends 10/14/17.

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020.   Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 12 (3 pre-conference; 9 conference) continuing education clock hours.