Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: Advances and Innovations (Pedi-Innovate)
August 9-11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
This summer pediatrics course was a forum for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals and others with an interest in pediatric palliative care to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this nascent and rapidly-evolving field.
Through this course, we aimed to advance pediatrics in hospice and palliative care for children with serious illness, thereby optimizing their quality of life, regardless of treatment course or illness trajectory. Learners will improve their knowledge, competence, and change their performance, leading over time to enhanced patient outcomes.
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About the Course
This focused course addressed these aspects and covered the latest advances and innovations in caring for children with serious illness and their families.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Translate advances in clinical and scientific knowledge to the practical, holistic care of children and families who can benefit from pediatric palliative care.
- Develop patient care plans that integrate state of the art psychological, spiritual, social, and cultural approaches to care of children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
- Identify, through networking opportunities, contacts for collaboration in clinical care, research, advocacy, education and program development.
- Generate new ideas to further advance the delivery and practice of pediatric hospice and palliative care (PHPC), whether it be the realms of clinical care, research, advocacy, education or program development.
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Free Preconference Session - Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
This no-cost pre-course aimed to reduce the potential for serious adverse outcomes while ensuring continued access for patients with legitimate need for these drugs.
Prescribing opioids for pain and symptom management is standard practice for hospice and palliative care practitioners. Unfortunately, non-medical use, diversion, substance abuse disorders, and overdose of these drugs has created a serious public health epidemic in the United States.
Upon completion of this REMS-compliant educational activity, the learner will be considered a "completer" of the FDA-recommended, REMS-compliant training on ER/LA opioid analgesics.
This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER.LA Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirements. Learn more at core-rems.org.
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
AAHPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 16 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 ABP MOC credit.
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, 2018 Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: Advances and Innovations Course has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology