Concurrent Sessions

Palliative Care Conference
June 3, 2022

2022 Concurrent Topics

Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during two (2), 1.5-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m. 11-13 topics for those attending in-person will be offered in each session and 4 topics will be offered in each session for those attending virtually . The concurrent session topics are listed below. In-person sessions are indicated by yellow highlight (in-person) and virtual sessions through Zoom are indicated by light blue highlight (virtual or virtual only). Participants will be asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend. In-person seating is limited, so please make your selections early..

Session descriptions and speaker bios are available for most sessions by clicking on the session title below.

We anticipate 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 participants 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. and a Closing General Session from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  It will not be necessary to register for the Opening  or Closing General sessions. The Opening and Closing General sessions will be held both in-person in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square, as well as online through Zoom for those who registered for the virtual conference format.

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  
Concurrent Sessions I (in-person locations to be announced)

1A. Best Practice for Management of Symptoms at the End of Life - Katlynn Van Ogtrop, MD, Northwell Health (in-person)

1B.*Cannabis: Coming recreationally to a store near you.-  Jeff Bergman, MD, HMDC, Hospice Physician, Good Shepherd Hospice (in-person)

1C.*Creating and Sustaining  Resilience in Uncertain Times- Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC, Manager for Clinical Transformation/Internal Coach, Administration, Cohen Children's Medical Center/Northwell Health (in-person)

1D.*Crisis of Faith: SpiritualitySr. Edith Menegus, OSU, BCC, ThM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Charles Hospital & St. Catherine of Siena Hospital; Rev. Mark Bigelow, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk; and Dr. Tanveer Mir, Chair, Department of Medicine, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center  (in-person)

1E. Cultivating Creativity Within a Child's Legacy: The Importance of living Legacy Work in Pediatric Cancer Care, Melissa Sandoval, MT-BC, Music Therapist , Laura Cahalan, MA, CCLS, Ashley Smith, BFA; MD Anderson Children Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX (virtual only)

1F.*Ethical Palliative Allocation Crisis Standards - Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, PhDc, FNP-BC, AACNP-BC, Fellowship Program Director, Medical Ethics, Northwell Health (in-person) and  (virtual)

 1G. *Guiding People to Live,Love and Laugh Again: An In-Depth Discussion on How to Lead a Successful Bereavement Group - Leora Rezak, LCSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker at Northwell Health Monter Cancer Center (in-person)
1H. 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 Northwell Health Home Care Network (in-person)

1I.*Integrating Palliative and Hospice Care into the Services and Supports of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Christine Gallo,  LCSW, GC-C, YTT. Palliative Medicine, PBMC-Northwell Health (in-person) and  (virtual)

1J. *Interdisciplinary Team Conflict - Joyce Palmieri, MS,RN,CHPN, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Pam Adams, LMSW, APHSW-C, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care (in-person)

1K.*Siblings Do Matter: Supporting and Empowering Siblings of Medically Fragile Children - Katie Haas, LMSW, Sheena Mathew, LMSW, Christine Pedersen, MT-BC;   St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children (in-person)

1L.*Bridging the Gap: The Importance of the Interdisciplinary Team in Pediatric Palliative Care - Marianne Muzic-Lucenti, LCSW, APHSW-C, Palliative Care Program Manager; Chaplain Jacqueline Lynch, M.Div.; Spiritual Care Manager; Michael Matos, LMT, Licensed Massage Therapist and Amber Carmiencke, OT, Occupational Therapist. All from St. Mary's Hospital for Children.  (in-person)

1M.*Shared Trauma: We Are All In The Storm But In Different Boats   - Maria Lever, LMSW Clinical Supervisor Palliative Care Supportive Services, JASA and Heidi R. Weiss, LMSW, MHA, Healthcare Social Worker Jewish Programs, Westchester Jewish Community Services (virtual only)

* These session are approved for SW CE credit   

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions II (in-person locations to be announced)

2A.*Case Studies in Palliative Care: Conflicts, Quandaries, and Covid- Richard A. Balter, MD, FACP, HMDC, Laura Healy, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHPN, Sue Puckey, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Sr. Edith Menegus, OSU, BCC, ThM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Charles Hospital & St. Catherine of Siena Hospital,. All the speakers are from St. Charles Hospital. (in-person)

2B. *Children and Grief: A Journey of Healing - Jennifer Kimlingen, LMSW, Bereavement Specialist, Catholic Health Services Good Shepherd Hospice (in-person)

2C.*Complicated Grief: What the Professional Needs to Know - Christine Gallo, LCSW, GC - C, YTT - 200, Palliative Medicine, PBMC-Northwell Health (in-person) and  (virtual)

2D.*Creating and Sustaining  Resilience in Uncertain Times- Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC, Manager for Clinical Transformation/Internal Coach, Administration, Cohen Children's Medical Center/Northwell Health (in-person)

2E.*Creative Self-Care for the End of Life Care Professional - Maribeth McKeever , LCSW-R, ACHP-SW, Director of Bereavement Services, Good Shepherd Hospice and Sheila Felice, LSCW-R,  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (In-person, limit  25)

2F.*Leadership/Counseling and Coaching Staff - Joyce Palmieri , MS, RN, CHPN, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care (in-person)

2G. Palliative Care of the End Stage Cardiac Patient, Pedro Calves, MD, FACP, FCCP, PC Medical Director, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and Katie Slanec, MSN, AGNP-C, RN, CCRN-CMC; Nurse Coordinator, Symptom Management and Supportive Care Services, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (in-person) and  (virtual)

2H. *Strategies to Balance Compassion Fatigue while Supporting Grieving Families, Steven Krul, LCSW, CJCS-Bereavement Counselor, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care Programs (in-person)

2I. Supportive Oncology: Perspectives from a Palliativist and an Oncologist, Dr.  Diana Martins-Welch, Director, Supportive Oncology , Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Northwell Health and Dr. Tony Philip, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwell Health Physician Partners, Monter Cancer Center (in-person) and  (virtual)

2J.*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 (in-person)

2K. Wounds at the End of Life- Mary Brennan, RN, MBA, CWON, FAACWS, Associate Director, Nursing Education, Northwell Health (in-person) and  (virtual)   

* These session are approved for SW CE credit