2nd Annual U.S. Celebration of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day: A Virtual Coming Together

Event Date

Tuesday, 05 October 2021

Access to palliative care is a human right and an integral component throughout the care continuum for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. A multidisciplinary group of palliative care leaders at the forefront of research and clinical practice will present on diverse topics, including cultural humility, advocacy, complex communication needs, and ethical considerations. Condensed over two half-days, this year’s program includes: -Special breakout sessions will include experts on spirituality and global leaders who are actively enhancing universal access to palliative care (selection made at registration). -A highlight of this meeting will include dedicated sessions on the patient experience as well as the caregiver experience. -A special Schwartz Rounds will facilitate a case-based open and honest discussion on the social and emotional issues health care workers face while caring for patients and families. -Participants will engage in discussions on bioethical dilemmas and the role of existential distress for patients, caregivers, and health care workers. -An overall theme to promote advocacy and leadership within the specialty will be featured throughout the meeting. This program is focused on the care of seriously ill patients and is appropriate for national and international health care workers including and not limited to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, and patient advocates regardless of specialty palliative care or oncology experience. Please note that palliative care professionals residing in low and middle income countries, as well as palliative care students and trainees currently enrolled in a university program or completing a clinical fellowship or residency, are eligible for complimentary registration by emailing uswhapcday@mskcc.org.




  • Country: United States of America
  • City: New York


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