Palliative Care Conference Concurrent Sessions
Listed below are the concurrent session topics. There will be two concurrent sessions, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. 9-10 topics will be offered in each session. The session topics and speakers are confirmed. Click on the session title for a description and speaker bio(s). Please note that some of the session descriptions are still listed as "To Be Announced". We should have those session descriptions finalized soon and they will be posted on this website.
Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the sessions. Please refer to the session code when registering for the sessions. The list of topics and speakers is as follows (click on the session title for a description and speaker bio):
Concurrent Sessions 10:30 - Noon
AA01 Crisis of Faith- Spirituality - Sr. Mary Alice Aschenbach, Mercy Medical Center; Judith Pollack, LCSW; Clinical Coordinator, FEGS, Partners In Dignity; Rev. Mark Bigelow, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk, Seemi Ahmed, Islamic Center of LI and Dr. Aaron Glatt, EVP, Mercy Medical Center
AA02 Physician-Child Life Intervention for Children of Parents with Serious Illness - Tara Liberman, DO, Palliative Medicine Attending & Troy Johnson, Child Life Specialist, both from North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System
AA03 Ethics in End of Life Care: A Multifaceted Perspective - Susan Conceicao LCSW-R, ACHP-SW is currently the Director of Psychosocial Services at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Robert E. Leamer, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Metropolitan Jewish Health System
AA04 Psychological Issues in Terminal Illness: A Creative Approach to Treatment - Terry L. Glusko, MS, Director of Supportive Care Services, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Yelena Zatulovsky, LCAT,MA,MT-BC,CCLS, Creative Arts Therapist, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
AA05 Symptom Management at the End of Life - Adriana Calosso, ANP. BC,GNP Palliative Medicine NP and Elizabeth Gorowski ANP,AOCN,AHPCN Palliative Medicine NP North Shore University Hospital
AA06 Negotiating Boundaries: Professional and Personal Challenges - Nancy Berg, RN; and Barbara Ehrenpreis, LMSW
AA07 Compassionate Care for Children - Danielle Rieber, LMSW, Director of Social Work and Related Services, St. Mary's Hospital for Children and Heather Painter, RN, CPN, Palliative Care Program Manager, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
AA08 Advanced Care Planning - Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW, Palliative Medicine Department, Huntington Hospital
AA09 Early Conversations About Goals in Advanced Illness - Mary Pizzingrillo, Session canceled
Please note: The session, AA10 End of Life Issues for People with AIDS - Joseph P. McGowan, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Medical Director, Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, North Shore University Hospital and Maria Mezzatesta, LCSW, Director, FEGS Positive SPACE, which was originally scheduled in the morning, has been moved to the afternoon session from 1:00-2:15 and is now listed as session AB10.
Concurrent Sessions 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
AB01 Reiki and Bereavement: A New Program Model - Eva Pendleton, MA, LMT, Director of Complementary Therapy, Hospice Care Network and Nancy Marsh, LCSW-R
AB02 People with Developmental Disabilities: End of Life Issues; Parents and Caregivers - Judith Pollack, LCSW; Clinical Coordinator, FEGS, Partners In Dignity and Jane Malone, PhD, LCSW-R, Hospice Care Network
AB03 Cultural Sensitivity - Dr. Rekha Bhandari, Medical Director, Buena Vida Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Center and Seemi Ahmed, Islamic Center of LI.
AB04 Advanced Care Planning - Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW, Palliative Medicine Department, Huntington Hospital
AB05 Children's Bereavement - Mary Gravina, LCSW, Assistant Vice President of Counseling Services, Hospice Care Network
AB06 Differentiating Delirium in Palliative Care - Dr. Lori Ann Attivissimo, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.H.P.M., Senior Medical Director, Hospice Care Network and Mary Ellen Cubbon, RN, CHPN, CWCN, Education Manager, Hospice Care Network
AB07 Needs of Veterans - Rabbi Charles Rudansky, Director of Jewish Clinical Services for Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
AB08 Complicated Grief - Lisa Vitucci, LCSW-R, Bereavement Social Worker, Hospice Care Network
AB09 End of Life Issues for People in the GLBT Community - Gail Cohan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Stony Brook Medicine and Medical Director, Department of Physician Assistant Education, Stony Brook University
AB10 End of Life Issues for People with AIDS - Joseph P. McGowan, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Medical Director, Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, North Shore University Hospital and Maria Mezzatesta, LCSW, Director, FEGS Positive SPACE