Agenda

Agenda2018-09-11T20:24:45+00:00

Monday, September 17, 2018 – Conference Day Open to Public

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Registration & Check-in
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m. Session I: Opening

Chairs
Declan Walsh, MD
Department Chair, Levine Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina
Professor of Medicine, Atrium Healthcare System
Director, Center for Supportive Care and Survivorship
Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice, and Palliative Care, OhioHealth
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine
8:15 a.m. Session Chairs: Declan Walsh, MD, and Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD
8:35 a.m. Reflections from 50 years of cancer care and its impact on current end of life care
Neil MacDonald, MD
Emeritus Professor, University of Alberta and Emeritus Professor, McGill University
8:55 a.m. The state of the art in palliative care
Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM
Medical Director, Department of Supportive Care Center
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
9:15 a.m. Advocacy for “…the ever more effective control of physical pain…”
Costantino Benedetti, MD
Professor – Clinical Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology
The Ohio State University
Founding Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
9:35 a.m. Medicine, palliative care and spirituality: anthropological perspectives
Robin Warren Lovin, PhD
Visiting Scholar in Theology, Loyola University
Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics Emeritus, Southern Methodist University
9:55 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Session II: Workings of the human spirit in palliative care

Chairs
Carol Taylor, RN, PhD
Senior Clinical Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Professor of Medicine & Nursing, Founding Member and Previous Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University
Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care
Baylor Health Care System
10:10 a.m. Session Chairs: Carol Taylor, RN, PhD, and Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
10:30 a.m. Spirituality, religion, and psychology
Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, MD
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor of Bioethics, School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine
University of Padua, Italy
10:50 a.m. Integrating Spiritual Care into Palliative Care practice
Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine and Health Science
Director, The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health
Co-Director, MFA-GWU Supportive and Palliative Outpatient Clinic
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
11:10 a.m. Chaplaincy Perspective
Rev. Bettie Hightower, DMin, BCC
Senior Chaplain
Houston Methodist
11:30 a.m. Psychotherapy focused on spirituality (meaning, dignity, hope)
Harvey Chochinov, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba
11:50 a.m. Whole person care clinical model
Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health
Active Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College
12:10 p.m. Lunch
Pain Ancient and Modern – John R. (Jack) Levison, PhD, W.J.A. Power Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
1:30 p.m. Session III: Medical humanism in palliative care practice

Chairs
Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE
Executive Director, Clinical Ethics, Chief, Section of Integrated Ethics,
Professor, Department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
1:30 p.m. Session Chairs: Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, MA, LSW, FACHE, and Liliana De Lima, MHA
1:50 p.m. Narrative Medicine. A Model for Empathy, Reflection, Profession, and Trust
Kathryn Kirkland, MD, MPH
Chair, Division of Palliative Care
Dartmouth Medical School and Hitchcock Health System
2:10 p.m. Relational autonomy in palliative medicine: Moving beyond the limits of isolated individualism
Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP
Inaugural Andre Hellegers Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Department of Philosophy and Department of Medicine
Georgetown University
2:30 p.m. The challenge of measuring and communicating intangible values of palliative care
Tracy Balboni, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, 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
2:50 p.m. Break
3:05 p.m. Session IV: An interfaith roundtable on the role of religions in palliative care

Explores the integration between the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients and caregivers in the delivery of palliative care. A roundtable discussion with Q&A.

Session Moderators
Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Creator and Chair, Steering Committee of Medical Ethics and the Holocaust
Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS
Pontifical Academy for Life – Scientific Section
3:05 p.m. Session Moderators: Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE, and Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS
3:20 p.m. Panel Discussion begins

  • Jeanette G. Ferrer, DO, Medical Director and Chief of Service, Supportive & Palliative Medicine, Houston Methodist and Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University
  • Marvin O. Delgado Guay, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Suresh K. Reddy, MD, Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Ahsan Azhar, MBBS, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Daniel E. Epner, MD, FACP, Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
4:20 p.m. Break
4:35 p.m. Session V: Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL) White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy

This is an hour session dedicated to the PAL White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy by the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Chairs
Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS
Pontifical Academy for Life – Scientific Section
Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, MD
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor of Bioethics, School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
4:35 p.m. Chairs/Moderators: Nunziata Comoretto, MD, PhD, LRS, and Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, MD
4:50 p.m. Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care
5:05 p.m. James Cleary, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director and Walther Senior Chair of Supportive Oncology
Department of Medicine and IU Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
5:20 p.m. Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Hospice, and Palliative Care
OhioHealth
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine
5:35 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
6:00 p.m. Adjourn