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 are planning on offering the conference again in 2022. We should have some details on the conference in January, 2022 and we will be posting it on this webpage.  

- The Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee

"12th Annual Palliative Care Conference"
 Friday, May 29, 2020 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 12th annual Palliative Care Conference on Long Island.

The conference will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, 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 and a series of topics offered during three concurrent sessions. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernie Lee,  Assistant Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. 

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. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker: Bernie Lee. 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. Concurrent Sessions lIl (Click here for a list of the topics)
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Evaluations Collected/Certificates of Attendance Awarded

Keynote Speaker and Topic

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernie Lee,  Assistant Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Topic:  Specialist Palliative Care in Care Transitions: Opportunities and Evidence. Please click here for Dr. Lee's bio and a description of the session topic.

Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during three (3), 1.5-hour concurrent sessions: from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 12:30 - 2 p.m. and from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. 12-15 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.  The list of topics will be available in late January, 2020. Participants who register prior to late January 2020 will be sent the list of concurrent session topics and will be given priority in registering for the sessions.  Click here for a list of the topics.

Conference Brochure
Click here to download the conference brochure. The brochure will be mailed at the end  of February, 2020 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

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration until March 20, 2020: $95
Regular Registration, March 21-May 1: $115
Late Registration, May 2-May 28: $145
After May 28 or at the door: $160 
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 "Early Registration" 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 contact hour will be awarded for the keynote session and 1.5 hours for each concurrent session of the three 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 and a number of the Concurrent Session I, II & III (1.5 hour each) will be approved. Therefore, a total of 5.5 hours will be granted if the participant attends the approved sessions. The approved sessions will be listed once the Concurrent Sessions are listed in late January/early February 2020.

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 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.


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please call 516.323.3550 or email:

Please check back for detailed information about the conference, which will be posted as it becomes available. This site was updated on 2/18/20.

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