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2nd Annual Hospice and Palliative Care in Developing Countries

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MMC10020
Start: Friday, September 18, 2009
End: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Location: Fresno, California
UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education

$275 - Physicians
$225 - Allied Health Professionals

Credit: 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

A two-day educational opportunity for healthcare professionals interested in serving in developing countries.

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Upon completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:

  1. Explain how to adapt the principles and practices of hospice and palliative care in developing countries.
  2. Summarize the WHO pain management protocol.
  3. Discuss myths associated with the use of morphine in pain management.
  4. Distinguish and manage pain symptoms, identify and treat side effects of opioid administration.
  5. Recognize complexity and magnitude of treating HIV/AIDS. Describe issues in patients suffering from TB, dysentery and malnutrition.
  6. Compare and contrast how different cultures view death and dying.
  7. Integrate new appreciation of these cultural factors in the deliverance of health care.
  8. Identify factors influencing the provision of care access, infrastructure, and rural versus urban populations.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education to provide medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.25 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA 15.25 category 1 credit issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

This course meets the qualifications on an hourfor- hour basis of continuing education credit for MFT's And/or LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval No.PCE 1272.

The approved credits include 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm towards meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and the Care of the Terminally Ill.

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.

Friday, September 18, 2009

7:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Steven Stoltz, MD, FACP, UCSF Fresno

8:30 AM Palliative Care, a Global Perspective
Frank Ferris, MD, DABHPM, Institute
for (International)
Palliative Medicine - San Diego Hospice

10:00-10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM Hospice and Palliative Care in Vietnam Teleconference (LIVE)
Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

11:15-12:45 PM Lunch Lecture - Developing Strategies to Improve Palliative Care in the World
Liliana De Lima, MS, MHA, PhD

1:00 PM Hospice Africa
Judith Hills, MD - President, Hospice

2:15-3:00 PM Partnerships between the USA & Sub-Sahara Africa
Alexzandra Shade, Manager,
Foundation for Hospices in
Sub-Saharan Africa

3:00-3:15 PM BREAK

3:15-4:15 PM Pediatric HIV/AIDS Challenges - Rural and Hospital Settings
Bjorn Nilson, MD, MPH, FAAP
Global Pediatric AIDS Specialist

4:15-4:30 PM BREAK

4:30-5:00 PM Humanitarian Approach to Global Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care
P.S. Gucharan Gill, MD
Primary Care VA
Central California Healthcare System

Closing Remarks Adjourn

6:00-9:00 PM Evening Group Discussions

Saturday, September 19, 2009

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 -9:30 AM Development of Palliative Care in Latin America
Liliana DeLima, MS, MHA, PhD

9:30-9:45 AM BREAK

9:45-10:30 AM International application of ELNEC Training
Hollye Harrington Jacobs, MSW, BSN
and Rose Virani, RN, BSN, MHA

10:30-11:15 AM EPEC Training International-Education in Palliative and End of Life Care
Frank Ferris, MD, DABHPM

11:30-1:00 PM Box Lunch - Breakout Sessions
1a - Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa
Dr. Gill, Dr. Hills, Pakisa Tshimika, DPH

1b - Hospice and Palliative Care in Latin America
Liliana De Lima, MS, MHA, PhD

1c - Hospice and Palliative Care in Asia
Dr. Nisco, Dr. Ferris, Dr. Li

1d -WHO recommendations for pain management in Developing Countries
Russ Zakarian, PharmD

1e - Pediatric Issues in Developing Countries

Bjorn Nilson, MD and Hollye Harrington Jacobs, MSW, BSN

1:00 -1:15 PM BREAK

1:15 PM Factors Influencing Access and Delivery of Care Psychosocial Beliefs with Death and Dying
Pakisa Tshimika, DPH

2:15 PM Video
Pakisa Tshimika, DPH

2:45-3:45 PM Panel Discussions with all speakers
Q & A

4:00 PM Evaluations - Adjourn

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Steven Stoltz, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Internal Medicine

Nancy Hinds, RN
Founder, Hinds Hospice

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Liliana De Lima, MS, MHA, PhD
International Association for Hospice and
Palliative Care
Executive Director and CEO

Frank Ferris, MD, DABHPM
Director, International Program
at the Institute for Palliative Medicine, San
Diego Hospice
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family
and Preventative Medicine
University of California, San Diego

P. S. Gurcharan Gill, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Medicine
VA Central California Healthcare System

Hollye J. Harrington Jacobs, MSW, BSN
Program Coordinator
Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education

Judith Hills, MD
Medical Director of Hospice of New
Hampshire and Vermont
Consulting Physician -Palliative Care
Department, Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital

Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Hospice and Palliative Care, Vietnam

Jin Xiang Li, MD
The Department of Palliative Medicine
The West China Fourth Hospital of Sichuan
University, P.R. China

Bjorn Nilson, MD, MPH, FAAP
Clinical Professor, UCSF
Department of Pediatrics
Global Pediatric AIDS Specialist

Michael Nisco, MD, DAPHPM
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Family &
Community Medicine
Medical Director, Hinds Home
Director of Palliative Care/Hospice,
Saint Agnes Hospice and Palliative Care
Bioethics Committee Chairman, Kaweah
Delta Health Care District

Alexandra Shade, Manager
Partnership Manager Foundation for
Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA)
Alexandria, Virginia

Steven Stoltz, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
UCSF Department of Internal Medicine
Conference Chair

Pakisa Tshimika, DPH
Administrator of Public Health
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rose M. Virani, RN, C, BSN, MHA,
Senior Research Specialist
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Nursing Research and
Education, Duarte, California

Russ Zakarian, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCSF, School of Pharmacy
Department of Clinical Pharmacy

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Travel & Lodging:
UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research building
155 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93701-2302

Piccadilly Inn Hotel
2305 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

San Joaquin Suites
1309 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Free Public Parking is located behind the Center for Medical Education and Research, across the street. Please click here for a map with more details.

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing on or before September 1st will be refunded less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after September 1, 2009.

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