Palliative Care Conference

"7th Annual Palliative Care Conference"

Molloy College, in collaboration with FEGS Health and Human Services and a network of community partners, is pleased to be offering its seventh Palliative Care Conference on Long Island. The conference will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Theater in the Public Square building at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Speaker: Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN, Professor, College of Nursing at Wayne State University,  a series of topics offered during two concurrent sessions, lunch and a Closing Session. The following is the information on the this year's conference:

This year's conference will focus on the new developments in this growing and dynamic field. Experts from medicine, nursing, pastoral care, child life and social work will present the latest advancements in the fields of symptom management, ethics and communication, staff self-care and bereavement. Clinicians from across the continuum will engage participants in discussions about best practices and barriers, to timely excellent palliative care in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice organizations. As always, the main objective of this year's conference is for the participants to come away with new tools to provide professional, competent, compassionate care to patients and their families. At this year's conference we will again provide clinicians from all disciplines with a wide variety of palliative care topics, presented by an outstanding group of speakers.

Who should attend the conference?

The intended audience includes: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy, Psychiatrists, Therapists (including music, physical, recreational and occupational), Dietitians, EMTs, teachers, students and volunteers.


8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Check-in
9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m Welcome
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Concurrent Sessions l
12 noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m Concurrent Sessions ll
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m Closing Session and Concluding Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN, Professor, College of Nursing at Wayne State University will be our keynote speaker.  Dr. Campbell received the Lifetime Palliative Care Achievement Award from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2008 and was named a Fellow of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in 2011. Her research has focused on care for patients who are approaching the end of life and she serves as an expert on palliative care for many national committees and editorial boards. Click here for her bio.

Session Topic: Why I Remain "Downstream" When the Field is Heading "Upstream".

Concurrent Sessions

Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during two concurrent sessions: from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. 9-11 topics will be offered in each session. The listing of the Concurrent Session topics and speakers is available by clicking here. The descriptions for the sessions will be available in February 2015. 

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.  If you registered prior to the concurrent sessions being listed you will be contacted to register for the concurrent sessions. 

Closing Session

  Sheila Warnock, Co-Author, Speaker, Trainer on the Share The Care Group Caregiving Model. Click here for a full bio and session description.

  Session Topic: A Win Win Option For The Caregiving Crisis: SHARE THE CARETM


Conference Brochure

The conference brochure will be available for download sometime in late January 2015. If you have previously attended the conference you will automatically be mailed the brochure in late February. To be mailed a brochure or to be placed on the mailing list for future conferences please contact Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or by email at


Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that you will be able to choose your Concurrent Session selections when they become avaiable in January. You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Visa, or purchase order information. To register in-person, by fax, or mail visit our registration page. Click here and follow the directions. You will need the following registration information:

Course Number: NUC 1000; Section: A; Date: May 29, 2015

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration, until March 13: $75
Regular Registration, March 14 - May 1: $95
Late registration, May 2-28: $115
At the door: $125
Full-time students (must include copy of student ID): $25
Molloy Faculty and Staff - no charge (please use your Molloy email address as your contact email when registering)


The conference check-in, breakfast and Opening and Closing Sessions will be held in the Madison Theater in the Public Square building at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571. Click here for directions to the campus and a campus map.

Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit table space will be available in the Public Square Lobby. Exhibits are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. For information on available sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space click here, or contact Louis Cino at or at 516.323.3554.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit

Molloy College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours
2 contact hours will be awarded for the main conference and 1.2 for each concurrent session for a total of 4.4 contact hours if you attend each session of the conference.

Social Work Continuing Education Credit

Molloy College is an approved provider of Social Work continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The approval for this program is pending for 5 CEUs.

Molloy College is in the process of applying as a continuing education provider for Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in New York State. The approval is pending for 6 CEUs.

Music Therapy Continuing Education Credit (CMTE)

Molloy College is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). This program qualifies for 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Individuals should submit this as an umbrella short event on their certification paperwork. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee

Molloy College would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee for all the work they did in brining this conference from concept to reality. Please click here for a list of the committee members.


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please call 516.323.3554 or email:

Please check back for detailed information about the conference, which will be posted as it becomes available. This site was updated on 1/14/15.

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