Palliative Care Conference

 "8th Annual Palliative Care Conference"
 Friday, June 3, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  ‚óŹ Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus

Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 8th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island.

The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Theater at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Session and a series of topics offered during three concurrent sessions. The keynote speakers will be Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, Faculty, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (Boston, MA); Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) and North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA); Director of Professional Practice, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (Pittsburgh, PA); and Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care (New York, NY).

The main objective of this year's conference is for the participants to enhance their ability to provide professional, competent, empathetic care to patients and their families.  

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.

Social Work and Other CE Credits
Molloy College, Continuing Education & Professional Development Social Work CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0110 and that a number of sessions offered for the Palliative Care Conference have been approved for Social Work CE credit. Please see Social Work CE credits in the Continuing Education Credit section below for further information on this and other professional CE credits being offered for the conference.

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.

Agenda
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Check-in
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m Welcome and Keynote Speaker (see description below)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions l (see description below)
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions ll (see description below)
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions lll (see description below)
3:15-3:30 p.m. Evaluations Collected/Certificates of Attendance Awarded

Keynote Speaker

Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, Faculty, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (Boston, MA); Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) and North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA); Director of Professional Practice, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (Pittsburgh, PA); and Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care (New York, NY). Click here for her bio.

Session Topic: "It Takes All Disciplines: A Roadmap for Quality Palliative Care "
(The Opening Keynote Session is approved for 1.5 hour for Social Work CEUs)


Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during three (3), 1-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 1-2 p.m.  and from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. 9-11 topics will be offered in each session. 

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 click here for a list of the concurrent sessions. Please note that a number of concurrent sessions have been approved for Social Work CE credit and those sessions will be indicated with an asterisk next to the title of the session.

Conference Brochure
Please click here to download the conference brcohure. The conference brochure will be mailed in mid-February 2016 to all those who have previously attended the conference or who asked to be placed on the mailing list.  To be placed on the mailing list for future conferences please contact Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or by email at cthomas@molloy.edu.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration by March 16: $75
Regular Registration March 17-May 8: $95
Late Registration May 9-June 2: $115
June 3 or at the door: $125
Full-time students: $25 (please provide your student ID at check-in)
Molloy Faculty and Staff- no charge(please use your Molloy email address as your contact email when registering)
Molloy Alumni- 10% discount

Registration
Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that you will be able to register for the concurrent sessions under the "Workshops" section during the online registration process. Please also note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or purchase order information. To register in-person, by fax, or mail visit download the registration form and follow the directions.

Location
The conference check-in, breakfast and Opening Session 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.

Continuing Education Credit

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
1 contact hour will be awarded for the keynote session and 1 for each concurrent session of the three Concurrent Sessions for a total of 4.5 contact hours if you attend each session of the conference.

Social Work Continuing Education Credit
Molloy College, Continuing Education & Professional Development Social Work CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0110 and that a number of sessions offered for the Palliative Care Conference have been approved for Social Work CE credit.

The Opening Keynote Session is approved for 1.5 hours and a number of the Concurrent Session I, II and III topics (1 hour each) were approved. Therefore, a total of 4.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions. The approved sessions will be indicated in the Concurrent Sessions section above once they are announced in late January, 2016..

Music Therapy Continuing Education Credit (CMTE)
The Eighth Annual Palliative Care Conference is approved for 6 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Exhibitor Information
A limited number of exhibitors will be permitted for the conference. The fee to exhibit is $400 ($200 non-profit) for the day, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Space is limited, so only 6 exhibitors will be able to attend.  Exhibitors will be provided with a 6 ft. table and one conference admission (additional admission: $50 each).  The exhibit tables will be in the lobby of the Madison Theatre (where the breakfast, all of the sessions and the morning break will be held). Please download the Exhibitor form and return it by May 6, 2016 if you are interested in exhibiting at the conference.

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 bringing this conference from concept to reality. Please click here for a list of the committee members.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please call 516.323.3554 or email: lcino@molloy.edu

Please check back for detailed information about the conference, which will be posted as it becomes available. This site was updated on 2/2/16.

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1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002

516.323.3550

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