Essential Psychiatric Skills for the Palliative Care Practitioner
Essential Psychiatric Skills for the Palliative Care Practitioner is a full-day workshop designed to use a combination of interactive case-based learning with engaging didactics to draw together practical considerations in assessment and diagnosis with evidence-based psychopharmacotherapy and psychotherapeutic techniques to enhance treatment planning and expand clinical interventions for the emotional distress associated with serious medical illness. Five interprofessional clinicians with backgrounds in psychopharmacology, psychiatry, child psychiatry, combined internal medicine/psychiatry, hospice and palliative medicine will provide practical approaches to these and other diagnostic and treatment challenges in order to strengthen and expand the knowledge base of primary psychiatric skills for palliative practitioners from a variety of background disciplines and settings. The content being presented in this course is relevant to physicians, advanced practice professionals, and pharmacists with the aim to strengthen and expand the knowledge base of primary psychiatric skills for palliative practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, career stages, disciplines, and settings of care.
Hospice Medical Directors
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Alex Gamble, MD - Course Director
David Buxton, MD FAPAD FAACAP FAAHPM
Allison Jordan, MD CCMS NBC-HWC FAAHPM
Christie Kahlon, PharmD MBA BCPP BCG
Paul Riordan, MD
Leah Farfan, BA
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Liz Watson, BA
Angie Tryfonopoulos, BS
Theresa Nissen, BA
Laura Witt, MS-HSM
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.
Evaluation period closes December 31, 2023, at 11:59pm CT for claiming CME credit.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
This activity is planned in the context of one or more of the ABMS/ACGME Competencies including Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice and Work in Interdisciplinary Teams. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 7.5 MOC medical knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
- 7.5 American Board of Anesthesiology’s MOCA 2.0®
- 7.5 credits toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
- 7.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit. By submitting your CME activity evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit completion information to ACCME to grant respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable.
Evaluation period closes December 31, 2023, at 11:59pm CT for claiming MOC credit. Note, for American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the deadline for MOC points to be counted in 2023 is December 1, 2023.
- 7.50 ABIM MOC
- 7.50 ABP MOC
- 7.50 ABS MOC
- 7.50 CME (physician only)
- 7.50 Participation