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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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5/11/23, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE IN AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)

Speaker
Speakers: Mara Lugassy, MD
Palliative Medicine Section Chief,
Westchester Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor
New York Medical College

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of the role of palliative care in managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) throughout the course of the disease.

Objectives:  

  1. Identify an interdisciplinary approach to management of symptoms that commonly occur in ALS
  2. Describe strategies for disease-specific goals of care discussions regarding artificial nutrition and hydration and mechanical ventilation
  3. Identify resources to maximize patient and family support and to facilitate coordination of care throughout the disease course

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email [email protected] or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee

Disclosures:

Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), Social Work CE credits, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offer up to 9.75 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available: 15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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