Center to Advance Palliative Care

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PCLC Training Dates

Note: Sessions fill quickly. Please register early.

Akron Children's Hospital

An academic children's hospital that maintains 24/7 inpatient and outpatient consult services. Works closely with community hospice, long-term and home care programs. Led by Sarah Friebert, MD. Contact Lisa Long at (330) 543-3969 or

March 5–7
June 11–13
September 17–19
December 10–12

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

The 7th largest children's health care system in the United States. Provides a 24-hour inpatient consult service, home care and clinic services. Expertise includes community partnerships and educational outreach. Led by Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, and Jody Chrastek, DNP, RN, CHPN. Contact Jody Chrastek at (612) 813-6996 or

April 9-11
July 23-25
October 22-24

Fairview Health System

A health system-based palliative care program with interdisciplinary consult teams and a strong focus on community hospitals, home care and an outpatient clinic. Led by Lyn Ceronsky, MS, APRN, BC, and Sandra Gordon-Kolb, MD, CPE, MMM. Contact Julie Robbins at (612) 672-6362 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

February 5–7
May 14–16

Mount Carmel Health System

A community hospital-based, health-system program with a consultation service and three dedicated inpatient units holding 19 beds which grew out of a hospice-hospital partnership. Led by Lori Yosick, MSW, LISW, and Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM. Contact Karen Threloff at (614) 234-0224 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

March 27–28
June 26–27
October 23–24

Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass

A wholly owned subsidiary of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Provides palliative care consultation to multiple community hospitals and academic medical centers. Program elements include outpatient clinic and consultation in long-term care settings. Led by Gretchen M. Brown, MSW, President/CEO, and Todd Coté MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP. Contact Turner West, MPH, MTS, at (859) 276-5344, (866) 476-1878 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

March 19–21
June 18–20
September 24–26

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB provides clinical palliative care and supportive care services through inpatient consult services, home hospice coordination and outpatient clinics. Affiliated with the Birmingham VA Medical Center. Led by Rodney Tucker, MD, and Amos Bailey, MD. Contact Joyce Crump at (205) 934-7914 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

March 19–20
June 11–12
October 8–9      

University of California, San Francisco

A palliative care inpatient consult service and an outpatient clinic in an academic medical center with hospitalist leadership. Led by Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, FACP, Michael W. Rabow, MD. Contact Kelli Gingras at (415) 476-4838 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

May 15–16

VCU Massey Cancer Center

An academic safety-net hospital and NCI-designated cancer center with a consult service, dedicated inpatient unit, rural outreach, and active outpatient care programs. Led by Laurel J. Lyckholm, MD, and Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, BC. Contact Carrie Cybulski at (804) 628-1918 or
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

March 17–18
May 19–20
September 22–23
November 10–11