Coleman Palliative Conference Agenda


8:30-9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:50-9:00am Welcome & Introductions

9:00-9:45am Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Disparities and Stigma in Serious Illness, James Gerhart, PhD

9:45-10:30am The 5 Keys to Caregiver Survival: Clinicians are Caregivers Too, Dr. Cheryl Woodson, Website

10:30-10:45am Break and Exhibitor tables

10:45-11:45am Breakout Sessions I

a)  Loss in an ICU – How Healthcare Providers Can Support Grieving Family Members

          Jared Greenberg, MD, Laura Fosler, RN, MS, FNP-BC, ACHPN, and Dr. Arnold Hoskins, M.Th., D.Mgt.

    b)  Identifying and Responding to Psychological Distress during Patient Encounters: Applying Patient-centered Communication Strategies

         Yasmin Asvat, Ph.D. and Esther Yoon, Ph.D.

c)  Supporting Patients with Death Anxiety: Case-based Discussion

         Judith Wood Mintz, LCSW

11:45-12:40pm Lunch and Exhibits

12:40-1:40pm Breakout Sessions II

      a)  Provider’s Moral Distress: Recognizing it and Managing It

          Andrea Vernon-Cwik, LCSW, ASW-G

      b)  Challenging Cases: Managing Serious Illness for Patients with Co-Existing Psychiatric Diagnoses

          Josh Kaplan-Lyman, AM, LCSW and Lauren Rynar, PhD

      b)  Mental Health for Young Adults and Youth Living with Trauma

          Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, PhD, UChicago Medicine

1:40-1:50pm Break

1:50-2:50pm Healers: A Job, A Career, or a Calling?  Jaime K. Lewis, MD and Melissa Perron, Psy.D.

2:50pm Closing Remarks

3:00pm Adjourn