Hosted by the IUPUI RESPECT Signature Center
Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training
Health care clinicians and researchers interested in learning more about best practices in palliative and end-of-life care.
To bring together clinicians and researchers interested in evidence-based palliative and end-of-life care to help enhance clinical practice and foster new partnerships for translational research.
At the conclusion of this conference, learners will be able to:
- Describe best practices in palliative and hospice care for improving care of patients with serious illness;
- Discuss strategies to incorporate new and innovative techniques for caring for patients with serious illness of all ages;
- Identify current challenges and opportunities in the field of palliative care.
March 1st Preconference
IU Talk, which is powered by VitalTalk (www.vitaltalk.org) provides a supportive venue for considering ways to better manage difficult conversations. This half-day workshop will be experiential, with each participant working in a small group to navigate some challenging cases. At the end of the half-day, each participant will take away new techniques to help nurture healthier relationships with patients and families. We look for- ward to bringing our workshop to the RESPECT conference!
March 2nd Conference
Spirituality and Palliative Care: From Asclepius to P-Values
Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University
Clinical Director, Supportive and Palliative Radiation
Oncology Service Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Tracy Balboni, M.D., M.P.H. currently serves as an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, and acts as Director of the Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center – a service dedicated to the palliative radiation oncology needs of cancer patients. Dr. Balboni provides leadership to the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard University. Her primary research interests are located at the intersection of oncology, palliative care, and the role of religion and spirituality in the experience of life-threatening illness. Her work also includes forging improved dialogue between academic theology, religious communities, and the field of medicine.
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Visit the IU School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education website at http://bit.ly/RESPECT2018 to register.
For questions about registration and for group registrations, please contact the CME office at (317) 274-0104 or by email at [email protected]. Onsite registration will be accepted, space permitting.