Serious Illness Symposium Agenda


 Monday, October 16

1:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Physician panel discussion on "Emerging Trends in Serious Illness Care" moderated by Sara Dado, Executive Director, Adult Palliative Care Programs, The HAP Foundation.

Panel participants:

  • Dr. Cameron Muir- Chief Innovation Officer at National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI)
  • Dr. Kuljit Kapur- Chief Development Officer/Medical Director at Chestnut Health
  • Dr. Stacie Levine- Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at University of Chicago
  • Dr. Erin Flanagan- Medical Director of Pediatrics, Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care
  • Dr. Paul Chiang- Senior Medical and Practice Advisor, Home Centered Care Institute & Medical Director, HomeCare Physicians, Northwestern Medicine

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening cocktail reception and networking at location

Tuesday, October 17

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration
8:50 a.m. – 9 a.m. Welcome Remarks, Joseph Matty, President, The HAP Foundation, Main Auditorium
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote, Cal Cates, CEO& Executive Director, Healwell, “Finding our way back to our passion in Person-Centered Care,” Auditorium
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout sessions

  • “The Intersection of Home-Based Primary Care, Palliative Care and Hospice” presented by Dr. Paul Chiang, Senior Medical and Practice Advisor, Home Care Centered Institute and Medical Director, HomeCare Physicians, Northwestern Medicine (Room 166)
  • “Innovations in Serious Illness Care across the Care Continuum” presented by Dr. Cameron Muir, Chief Innovation Officer, National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (Room 167)
  • “Screening and Discussion of Documentary film: Prison Terminal” presented by Edgar Barens, Documentarian/Presenter/Panelist, Humane Prison Hospice Project (Auditorium)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Main Conference Room
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Full session - Rory Farrand, VP of Palliative Care, NHPCO “Emerging Trends in Palliative Care: A Fireside Chat” moderated by Doug Irvin, Vice President of Operations at VITAS Healthcare and IL-HPCO President.
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout sessions

  • “Using Improvisational Theater Techniques in Serious Illness Communication: An Introduction” presented by Dr. Sandy Tun, MD - Assitant Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine (Room 167)
  • “Navigating ALS: Empowerment Through Comprehensive Support and Education” presented by Lauren Webb, LCSW, Karen Raley Steffens, RN, CHPN, CCM and Rochelle Walwer, LCSW, Les Turner ALS Foundation (Room 166)
  • The 3 W’s of Community Health Workers 0 Who, What and Why” presented by Maureen Burns, CHW, The HAP Foundation and Kandis Draw, CHW, The HAP Foundation (Room 164)
  • “Top Tips of Caring for the Seriously Ill Child” presented by Jennifer Mangers, Director of Clinical Care and Education at Cure CMA and Jess Embry, Advanced Practice Nurse of Pediatric Palliative Care at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois (Room 162)

3:30 p.m.– 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Closing Keynote, Torrie Fields, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), "Advancing Equity in All Policies: Expanding Access to Palliative Care Benefits One State at a Time," Main Auditorium
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & CEUs, Sara Dado, Executive Director of Adult Palliative Care Program, Main Auditorium.