Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference

First, we hope that you and yours are safe and well. We know that many of you are on the front lines working tirelessly to help us through this crisis and we thank you for all that you are doing. We will be offering the conference again on June 3, 2022. Most of the details on the conference have been confirmed and are posted on this webpage. 
            - The Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee

"12th Annual Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference"
 Friday, June 3, 2022; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  ● Madison Theater, Rockville Centre campus and Online via Zoom

Molloy College, in collaboration with community partners, is pleased to be offering its 12th annual Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference on Long Island.

The conference will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Madison Theater at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus and also online via Zoom. The agenda for the day will include a Keynote Session, a Closing Session and a series of topics offered during two concurrent sessions. The keynote speaker will be Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Executive Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, and Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The 2022 conference will offer two options to attend: in-person and virtual through Zoom.

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.

Agenda
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Check-in
9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions l (click here for a list of the topics)
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions ll   (click here for a list of the topics)
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Closing Session: "Update: Monday at Racine", Karla Waldron, Executive Director, Mondays at Racine
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Evaluations Collected/Certificates of Attendance Awarded

Keynote Speaker and Topic
The keynote speaker will be Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Executive Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, and Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Topic:  "Communication in Palliative Care: Serious Illness Discussions " Please click here for a description. Please click here for Dr. Portenoy's bio. Please click here to download the handouts (The handouts are password protected. Participants will be emailed the password prior to the conference).

Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during two (2), 1.5-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:15 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 can be found by clicking here. 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.

Participants who register prior to late January 2022 will be sent the list of concurrent session topics and will be given priority in registering for the sessions. 

Covid Precautions
Participants who are attending in-person must present evidence of vaccination at check-in. Booster shots are highly recommended as of January, 2020. Proof is not required of those attending remotely through Zoom. 

In-Person and Zoom Options
Participants may choose to attend either in-person or remotely through Zoom. There is a separate registration depending upon the format you choose. Please note that there will be less concurrent sessions to choose from in the Zoom format. We are 4 Zoom sessions to choose from in each of the 2 concurrent sessions, mainly due to number of Zoom capable rooms that will be available. Please also note that the Zoom option will have a lower rate of tuition than the in-person option because food will not be offered. 

Conference Brochure
Please click here to download the conference brochure. The brochure will be mailed in February 2022 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 Ramona Ali at 516.323.3553 or by email at rali@molloy.edu.

Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference
The inspiration for this conference was born out of the experience of the Richner family, which lost its much beloved matriarch, Edith Richner, to a rare brain disorder, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, in the fall of 2006. The conference was the result of the efforts of the Richner family to educate and inform health and human service professionals to better deal with the end of life issues faced by their patients and their families. This year we are pleased to re-name the conference, the Edith Richner Palliative Care Conference, in her honor. 

Tuition Rates:
There are two different tuition rates: one for participants who are attending in-person and one for those attending remotely through Zoom. Please note that there will be less concurrent sessions to choose from in the  Zoom format. We are offering 4 Zoom sessions to choose from in each of the 2 concurrent sessions. Please also note that the Zoom option has a lower rate of tuition than the in-person option because food will not be offered. 

"In-Person" Section Tuition Rates (includes breakfast, lunch and breaks):
Late Registration, May 7-June 1: $145
After June 1 or at the door: $165 
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 ( currently $71.25)

"Zoom" Section Tuition Rates (no food is included with fewer concurrent sessions to choose from):
Late Registration, May 7-June 1: $125
After June 1 or at the door: $145 
Molloy students (please use your Molloy email when registering): $15
Full-time students: $15 (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 ( currently $56.25)

Registration
Online registration is available by clicking here.  If you you have a problem please call the CE Office at 516-323-3550.

You may also phone in your registration by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or purchase order information. 

Location/Zoom Link
If you register for the in-person option 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.

If you register for the Zoom option you will be emailed the Zoom links with further information as we get closer to the conference date.

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, 1.5 contact hours will be awarded 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 hour, 1.5 contact hours will be awarded for the closing session and a number of the Concurrent Session I & II (1.5 hour each) are approved. Therefore, a total of 5.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions. The approved sessions are listed in the Concurrent Sessions page with an asterisk.

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:
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/

Music Therapy Continuing Education Credit (CMTE and LCAT)
The Annual Palliative Care Conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, approval number: P-102, to award 5.5 Continuing Music Therapy Education Synchronous (in-person) Opportunities. The Provider maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT Policies and Criteria for Continuing Music Therapy Education.

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

We are all sold-out of exhibitor space for this year's conference.  Sorry.

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 516.323.3550 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 1/14/22.

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