Concurrent Sessions

Palliative Care Conference
June 8, 2018

2018 Concurrent Topics

Participants are asked to pre-register for the concurrent sessions that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the concurrent sessions. Three concurrent sessions are being offered, one from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., one from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.  and one from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.   You will be asked to select one topic in each of the three sessions.

The list of topics and speakers for each of the concurrent sessions can be found below. Click on the session title for session descriptions and speaker bios (Please note, the following sessions are still missing descriptions/learning objectives: 1L, 2F, and 2K).

We anticiapte that many sessions will have handouts. Please note that if a session has handouts you will be able to download the handouts on this page about 1 week prior to the conference. The handouts are password protected and those particiapants who are registered for the conference will be sent the password approximately 1 week before the conference. 

There will also be an Opening General Session from 9-10:00 a.m. It will not be necessary to register for the Opening General session. The Opening General session will be held in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square.

 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions l

1A. *Goals of Care Conversation, Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC, Senior Medical Director Hospice Care Network & Home Care Network, Northwell Health, Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and M. Isabel Friedman, DNP, MPA, RN, BC, CCRN, CNN, CHSE, Director, Clinical Initiatives, Northwell Health Evidence-Based Clinical Practice  Click here for handouts. (Password protected) 
1B. Integrating Music Therapy with the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Alice A. Sorensen, M.S., MT-BC, Creative Arts Therapist, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
1C. Benefits and Burdens of Renal Interventions at the End of Life - Jeffrey Cohen, MD, Nephrologist with North Shore Nephrology, PC  affiliated with LIJ, NSUH and St. Francis Hospital  
1D. *A Child's Journey of Grief - Diane McNamara, LCSW-R, Bereavement Specialist, Good Shepherd Hospice and Carolyn Lisi-Haas, LCSW-R, Bereavement Specialist, Good Shepherd Hospice  Click here for handouts. (Password protected) 
1E. Preparing for Nursing Certification for Palliative Care for Nurses - Ann Riccobene, RN, NP, NYU Cancer Center  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
1F. *Crisis of Faith: Spirituality Sr. Edith Menegus, OSU, BCC, ThM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Charles Hospital; Judith Pollack, LCSW; Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison and Jewish Chaplain, Calvary Hospital and Seemi Ahmed, Islamic Center of LI There are no handouts for this session.
1G. Holistic Nursing: Healing for Yourself and Your Patients - Elizabeth Morales, RN,CNAT, Holistic Nurse Therapist, Cohen Children's Medical Center, Patient and Family Services Dept., Perioperative RN, NYU Winthrop, Certified Stress Management Instructor
1H. Dementia Care: An Introduction to Non-Pharmacological Interventions - Wanda V. Youdelman RN, MSN, CHPN, Staff Development Nurse Manager, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, Dolores Schiele, RN, MSN, Director of Quality Management,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Marilyn Bookbinder, RN, PhD, FPCN, Director of Quality and Performance Improvement,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
1I. *Medical Marijuana, the Patents' Journey - Dr. Bernard Lee, Associate Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care.  
1J. *Resolving the Ethical Dilemmas Experienced During the Palliative and End of Life Phases of Care - Jane Ellen Barr, DNP, RN, CWON,  Director, Patient Care Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center   Click here for handouts. 
1K. *Read Between the Lines, That's Not Her Roommate! Fostering Cultural Humility for the LGBT Population Within the Interdisciplinary Team -  Adam Schoenfarber, MSW, Social Work Team Manager,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  and Sadiya Abjani, SAGE trainer Click here for handouts. (Password protected) 
1L. *Veteran Populations- Louisa Daratsos, PhD, LCSW, Psychosocial Coordinator for Oncology/Palliative Care, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)  
* These sessions are approved for SW CE credit  

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions ll

2A. *Goals of Care Conversation, Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC, Senior Medical Director Hospice Care Network & Home Care Network, Northwell Health, Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and M. Isabel Friedman, DNP, MPA, RN, BC, CCRN, CNN, CHSE, Director, Clinical Initiatives, Northwell Health Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
2B. Music Therapy in Legacy Building with a Palliative Care Child in Pediatric Long-Term Care, Melissa Sandoval, MT-BC,  Therapeutic Recreation Department , St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children and Claire Mahon, CTRS, MS Ed.,  St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
2C. The Role of Palliative and Hospice Care in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist DevicesDarrin London, NP, AVP Inpatient Hospice Services, Director Hospice INN, Hospice Care Network, Northwell Health and Dr. Joi Marszalek, Medical Director Hospice Care Network, Northwell Health Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
2D. Hospice and Palliative Care for Childhood Cancer, Dr. Katherine F. Leonard, Hospice and Medical Director, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Maria Milillo, RN, MSN, CHPPN, Staff Development Educator, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
2E. *Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy: A Complementary Approach to Palliative Care Throughout the Lifespan - Shawna Vernisie, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, Cohen Children's Medical Center, Corinne Mullins, CCLS, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Michael Devita, CCLS, Cohen Children's Medical Center Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
2F. Opioids/Medical Marijuana, Lauren Shaiova, MD, Chief of Palliative Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital
2G. *Health Effects of Bereavement - Kerrianne Page, MD, HMDC, Chief Medical Officer; Hospice, Palliative Care & Home Care Services; Catholic Health Services of Long Island and Maribeth McKeever, LCSW-R, ACHP-SW, Director of Bereavement Services, Good Sheperd Hospice Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
2H. *What is Trending in the World of Family Caregiving? Rules, Tools and Clinical Pearls - Myra Glajchen, DSW, Director of Medical Education, Associate Program Director, Fellowship Training Program, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care and Linda Norris Stertz, LCSW-R, Social Work Manager, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  Click here for handouts. (Password protected) 
2I. *Introductory Session for Social Workers on Advanced Illness Management - Sue Degnan, LMSW, OSW-C, ACHP-SW and Joyce Racanelli, LCSW, Manager of Social Work/Care Management, House Calls Program/ Northwell Solutions, Northwell Health  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)  
2J. *Interdisciplinary Team Conflict - Joyce Palmieri, RN, MS, CHPN, Vice President of Clinical Services, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Christine Kucinskis, ACHP-SW, CSW-G, LCSW, Social Work Team Leader, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)  
2K. Providing Hospice Care for Underserved Communities with an Emphasis on the Deaf Community- John Diaz-Chermack, Assistant Administrator, Compliance Officer , Hospice of New York  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)  
2L. An Overview of Frailty - Dr. Mia Clar, is an outpatient geriatrician with Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Department , Northwell Health

* These sessions are approved for SW CE credit  

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions III 

3A. *Goals of Care Conversation, Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC, Senior Medical Director Hospice Care Network & Home Care Network, Northwell Health, Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and M. Isabel Friedman, DNP, MPA, RN, BC, CCRN, CNN, CHSE, Director, Clinical Initiatives, Northwell Health Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Click here for handouts. (Password protected) 
3B. *Read Between the Lines, That's Not Her Roommate! Fostering Cultural Humility for the LGBT Population Within the Interdisciplinary Team -  Adam Schoenfarber, MSW, Social Work Team Manager,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Sadiya Abjani, SAGE trainer Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
3C. Holistic Nursing: Healing for Yourself and Your Patients
- Elizabeth Morales, RN,CNAT, Holistic Nurse Therapist, Cohen Children's Medical Center, Patient and Family Services Dept., Perioperative RN, NYU Winthrop, Certified Stress Management Instructor
3D. *The Mindful Practitioner: Developing an Artful Contemplative Practice (This session is closed)-  Maureen Carey, PH.D., Molloy College (no handouts)
3E. The Application of Music Therapy in Grief, Bereavement, and Loss For Patients and Families- Pamela Carlton, MS, MT-BC, Board-Certified Music Therapist; Hospice of New York; Instructor, Music Therapy Molloy College
3F. Supportive Oncology: Perspectives from a Palliativist and an Oncologist, Dr.  Diana Martins-Welch, Attending Physician, Palliative Care, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Northwell Health and Dr. Tony Philip, Medical Oncologist, Monter Cancer Center, North Shore--LIJ Cancer Institute Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
3G. *A Story of Compassionate Care for Children at  End of Life- Marianne Muzic-Lucenti, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Palliative Care Program Manager, St. Mary's Hospital for Children  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
3H. *Mindfulness as a Self-Care Tool: Stand Like a Mountain, Flow Like Water (This session is closed)- Judith Pollack, LCSW and Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Director, JASA, Partners in Dignity, The LI Regional Care Center  Click here for handouts. (Password protected)
3I. *Ethical Issues in Palliative Care - Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, PhDc, FNP-BC, AACNP-BC, Fellowship Program Director, Medical Ethics, Northwell Health
3J. Prognostication (this session is geared towards nurses) - Alexander Rimar, MD, Northwell Health
3K. Palliative Care and End Stage Liver Disease- Gene DeCastro
, MD, Palliative Care Attending Physician, Northwell Health. 

* These sessions are approved for SW CE credit