Concurrent Sessions

Palliative Care Conference
May 29, 2020

2020 Concurrent Topics

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. 12-13 topics will be offered in each session. The concurrent session topics are listed below. 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.

Session descriptions and speaker bios are available for most sessions by clicking on the session title below- note some sessions do not have descriptions yet.

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. 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.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Session

Dr. Bernie Lee,  Assistant Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions I (click on the session title for a description- note some sessions do not have descriptions yet)

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
1B.*Cannabis: Medicine or Garbage?Jeff Bergman, MD, HMDC, Hospice Physician, Good Shepherd Hospice
1C. 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, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwell Health Physician Partners, Monter Cancer Center
1D.*Complicated Grief: What the Professional Needs to Know - Christine Gallo, LMSW, GC - C, Palliative Medicine, PBMC-Northwell Health
1E. *Children and Grief: A Journey of Healing - Carolyn Lisi-Haas, LCSW-R and Keara Lincoln, LMSW, Bereavement Specialist, Catholic Health Services Good Shepherd Hospice
1F. 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
1G.*Crisis of Faith: SpiritualitySr. Edith Menegus, OSU, BCC, ThM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Charles Hospital & St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center; Rev. Mark Bigelow, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk; Rabbi Kathy Novick and Dr. Tanveer Mir, Chair, Department of Medicine, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
1H. *Interdisciplinary Team Conflict
- Joyce Palmieri, MS,RN,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
1I.*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
1J.*Guiding People to Live, Love and Laugh Again: An In-Depth Discussion on How to Lead a Successful Bereavement Group - Leora Rezak, MSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker at Northwell Health Monter Cancer Center
1K.*Using Emotional Intelligence to Build Resilience
- Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC, Manager for Clinical Transformation/Internal Coach, Administration, Cohen Children's Medical Center/Northwell Health
1L. The Role of Hospice and Palliative Care in Patients With LVAD - Dr. Joi Marszalek, Hospice Physician,   Hospice Care Network and Darrin London , NP, Assistant Vice President of Inpatient Hospice Services, Hospice Care Network
1M. Music Therapy and the Many Facets of Grief: Clinical Applications Across Diverse PopulationsLillie Klein, MS, MT-BC, Music Therapist at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine and Katherine Glathar, MS, MT-BC, LCAT, Creative Arts Therapist at Northwell Health  (Please note: this session was incorrectly listed in the conference brochure as session 3F in Concurrent Session 3)

* These session are approved for SW CE credit

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II (click on the session title for a description- note some sessions do not have descriptions yet)
2A. Why Music Therapy? A Look at MT Across Hospice Domains Charla Burton, LCAT, MT-BC, Creative Arts Therapist, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care and Meredith Ferrel, LCAT, MA,MT-BC
2B.*Case Studies Illustrating the Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Palliative Care in Community Hospital Setting- 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 Medical Center, Jonathan Langer, BCC, MA, MS. All the speakers are from St. Charles Hospital.
2C.*The Sacred Art of the Death Vigil: Guiding Families Through the Journey of a Peaceful Transition for Their Child    - Marianne Muzic-Lucenti, LCSW, APHSW-C , Palliative Care Program Manager, St. Mary's Hospital for Children and Peter Chu, MSW
2D.* Family Caregiving  - Linda Norris Stertz, LCSW-R, Social Work Manager, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care  and Veronica Dyer, LCSW
2E.*Compassion in Words and Silence - Lois Carey, PhD, LCSW, Molloy College
2F. Palliative Care of the End Stage Cardiac Patient, Pedro Calves, MD, FACP, FCCP, PC Medical Director, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and Elizabeth Oberhausen, BS, RN, CHPN; Nurse Coordinator, Symptom Management and Supportive Care Services, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
2G.*Debriefing - Susan Lage, LCSW, Vice President Business Development, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
2H. Creatively Healing Grief In The Virtual Space - Janeen Mary Chasan, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC,  Art Therapist, MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
2I. Wounds at the End of Life- Mary Brennan, RN, MBA, CWON, FAACWS, Associate Director, Nursing Education, Northwell Health
2J.*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
2K.*Integrating Palliative and Hospice Care into the Services and Supports of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Christine Gallo, LMSW, GC - C, Palliative Medicine, PBMC-Northwell Health
2L. Pediatric Assessment: Are They Just Small Adults? - Lori McLaughlin, PNP, RN; Private Practice
* These session are approved for SW CE credit

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions III(click on the session title for a description)

3A. 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
3B.*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, Department of Social Work, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
3C. *The Mindful Practitioner: Developing an Artful Contemplative Practice - Maureen Carey, PH.D., LCSW, Molloy College
3D.*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
3E.*Introductory Session for Social Workers on Advanced Illness Management - Joyce Racanelli, LCSW, OSW‐C, Director, Ambulatory Care Management, Northwell Health
3F. Cultivating Creativity and Comfort at End of Life, Melissa Sandoval, MT-BC, Music Therapist , MD Anderson Children Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX (Please note: this session was incorrectly listed in the conference brochure as session 1M in Concurrent Session 1)
3G.*Ethical Issues in Palliative Care - Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, PhDc, FNP-BC, AACNP-BC, Fellowship Program Director, Medical Ethics, Northwell Health
3H.*Community Based Palliative Care: an Innovative Social Work Driven Project Partnering a CBO with an Urban Hospital System  - Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Senior Director, JASA, Palliative Care Support Services and Jessica La Flam, LMSW, Palliative Care Social Worker,  JASA Bridge4Home program 
3I.*Everyone Grieves: Recognizing and Responding to Grief Within Your Work Place: How Traditional and Complimentary Therapies Promote Healthy Healing - Nancy Marsh, LCSW-R, ACHP-SW Bereavement Social Worker, Northwell Health/ Hospice Care Network Adult Bereavement Department
3J.*Leadership/Counseling and Coaching Staff - Joyce Palmieri , MS, RN, CHPN, Vice President of Clinical Services,  MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
3K. Best Practice for Management of Symptoms at the End of Life - Katlynn Van Ogtrop, MD, Northwell Health
3L.*Using Emotional Intelligence to Build Resilience - Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC, Manager for Clinical Transformation/Internal Coach, Administration, Cohen Children's Medical Center/Northwell Health
* These session are approved for SW CE credit