Palliative Care Conference Concurrent Sessions

Listed below are the concurrent session topics. There will be two concurrent sessions, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 1 - 2:15 p.m. 9-10 topics will be offered in each session. The session topics and speakers are confirmed. Most of the session descriptions and speaker bios can be found by clicking on the session titles below and the rest should be finalized by mid-February.

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:

Concurrent Sessions 10:30 - 12

AA01 Palliative Wound 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

AA02 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

AA03 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, Dr. Faroque Khan, President of the American Medical Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center in Westbury and Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, EVP,  Mercy Medical Center

AA04 Preparing for Nursing Certification for Palliative Care for Nurses
- Ann Riccobene, RN, NP, Huntington Hospital 

AA05 The Comforts of Home - A Home Care Based Palliative Care Program
- Barbara Kramer, MSN, RN, CHPN, Clinical Educator at Catholic Home Care

AA06 Pediatric Palliative Care - Dr. Katherine Leonard, Hospice Medical Director, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Attending Physician, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center

AA07 Heart Failure - Clinical Topic
-Dr. Joseph Milano, Chief, Palliative Medicine, Chairman, Eastern Region Palliative Medicine Committee NSLIJ and Assistant Professor, NSLIJ-Hofstra Medical School  & Deborah Walker ANP-BC, Heart Failure Coordinator Huntington Hospital, NSLIJ Health System

AA08 Empowering the Nurse with Skills to Successfully Discuss Palliative Care
-  Mary Ellen Grogan, RN, MSN, Associate Executive Director of Patient Care Services, North Shore LIJ Orzac Center for Rehabilitation

AA09 Holistic Nursing
: Healing for Yourself and Your Patients - Joanne Christophers, RN, BSN, BPS, Dipl. ABT, Nursing Supervisor and Coordinating Educator, Region Care Nursing Agency, a division of the North Shore LIJ Home Care Network

AA10 Clinical Ethics:  Resolving Value-Laden Dilemmas at the End of Life (formerly titled Self-Determination)- Barrie J. Huberman, PhD, Director of Clinical Ethics, Lenox Hill Hospital

Concurrent Sessions 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

AB01 Finding the Balance As You Care for Others: Avoid the Pitfalls of Compassion Fatigue - Phyllis S. Quinlan, RN-Bc, PhD, Nurse Educator, North Shore/LIJ Health System, Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation

AB02 Counseling Children of Parents Who are Dying
Tara Cleary, DNP, GNP-BC, OCN, Palliative Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Long Island Jewish Medical Center & Troy Johnson, Child Life Specialist, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System session canceled

AB03 Critical Conversations with Family
- Daniel Cogan, RN, NP, Director of Palliative Care, Nassau University Medical Center and Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW, Palliative Medicine Department, Huntington Hospital

AB04 Symptom Management
Dr. Alice O'Shaughnessy, Former Medical Director of Good Shepherd Hospice

AB05 The Role of the Chaplain in the Hospice and Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team - Rabbi Charles Rudansky,
Director of Jewish Clinical Services for Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care and Pastor Eric Towse, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care and Justin von Budjoss, Buddhist Chaplain. He is both Hospice Chaplain at Calvary Hospice and Co-Founder/Director of the New York Tsurphu Goshir Dharma Center. 

AB06 Transitions Across the Continuum: Challenges for Social Workers
- Lynda B. Cooper, LCSW, Development Director, Community Program, North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network; Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Senior Director, FEGS Health and Human Service, Partners in Dignity, The LI Regional Care Center of Jewish Healing and Hospice Alliance an initiative of  UJA-Federation of NY; Cheryl A. Dury, LMSW, CCM, Director of Social Work/Case Management, Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NYand Nancy Geller, LCSW, BCD, Director of Social Work, North Shore LIJ Health System, Plainview/Syosset Hospitals

AB07 Palliative Care in the ICU: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going
- Kimberly Chow, RN, ANP-BC; Nurse Practitioner; Pain and Palliative Care Service, MSKCC; Patricia Spellman-Foley, RN, MSN, Intensive Care Unit/Hemodialysis Nurse Leader, MSKCC; Joanna Sanzone, RN, Registered Nurse, CN III Intensive Care Unit, MSKCC

AB08 Compassionate Care for Children:
Talking to Families at the End of Life - Danielle Rieber, LMSW, Director of Social Work and Related Services, St. Mary's Hospital for Children

AB09 Music Therapy and Trauma in Palliative Care for Patients with PTSD at End of Life
- Pamela Carlton, MS, MT-BC, Board-Certified Music Therapist; Hospice of New York; Adjunct Professor, Music Therapy Molloy College