Palliative Care Conference

 "9th Annual Palliative Care Conference"
 Friday, June 9, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  ● Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus

Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 9th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island.

The conference will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Madison Theater at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Session with Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Director, Policy & Professional Engagement Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a Closing Session and a series of topics offered during two concurrent sessions.

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.

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. - 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. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions l (list of topics available)
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions ll (list of topics available)
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Closing General Session- Symptom Management: Medical Marijuana
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Evaluations Collected/Certificates of Attendance Awarded

Keynote Speaker and Topic

Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN, Director, Policy & Professional Engagement Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC). She is a nurse practitioner (NP) dually certified in Acute Care and Palliative Care/Hospice. She is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and is also a nurse practitioner on the University of Maryland Medical Center's Palliative Care Service. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. Click here for her bio.

Session Topic: "Health Policy 2017 and Beyond: Opportunities for Palliative Care"


  1. Discuss how palliative care can contributes to healthcare priorities of the new administration and Congress.
  2. Describe new palliative care delivery and payment models.
  3. Discuss opportunities for participants to become more involved in policy. 

 (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 two (2), 1.5-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 12-15 topics will be offered in each session. Participants are 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 topics for the two 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. Please use the conference code to the left of the session title when completing your registration.

Some sessions will have handouts. Handouts will be available on the concurrent sessions page under the sssion topic approximately 1 wek prior to the conference, if not sooner. The handouts are password proctedted and participants will be emailed the password one week prior to the conference.

Closing Session
Symptom Management: Medical Marijuana, Dr. Diana Martins-Welch, Attending Physician, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

(The Closing Session is approved for 1 hour of Social Work CEUs)

Conference Brochure

Click here to download the conference brochure. The conference brochure was mailed in mid-February 2017 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

Tuition Rates:
Late registration, through June 2: $135  
After June 2 or at the door: $145 
Molloy students (please use your Molloy email when registering: $25
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- 25% discount

Online registration is available by clicking here. The Late Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" or "Fee Breakdown". Please note that you will also be asked to register for the concurrent sessions that you would like to take. 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 download the registration form and follow the directions.

The conference check-in, breakfast, Opening Session, lunch and Closing 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
1.5 contact hours will be awarded for the keynote session, 1 hour for the Closing Session and 1.5 hours for each concurrent session of the two Concurrent Sessions for a total of 5.5 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, 1 hour for the Closing Session and a number of the Concurrent Session I & II (1.5 hour each) were approved. Therefore, a total of 5.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions. The approved sessions can be found by clicking: Concurrent Sessions sections.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)
Molloy College, Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0052. This conference is offered for 5.5 CE contact hours for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs). Further information on the new requirements can be found on the following NY State webpage:

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

Molloy College is an approved provider for CE credit from NY State for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT): approval number CAT-0015. This program is offered for 5.5 hours of CEU credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists.

Exhibitor Information
A limited number of exhibitors will be permitted for the conference. The fee to exhibit is $500 ($400 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, lunch, general sessions, some of the concurrent sessions and the morning break will be held). Please download the Exhibitor form and return it by May 5, 2017 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.


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 5/22/17.

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