Center to Advance Palliative Care

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PCLC Training Dates


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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 llong@chmca.org.
[PCLC–Peds]

2014
September 17–19
December 10–12
2015
June 10–12
September 09–11

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 jody.chrastek@childrensmn.org.
[PCLC–Peds]

2014
December 10-12
2015
February 18-20
July 15-17
November 4-6

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 jrobbin3@fairview.org.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2015
February 4–6
May 13–15
October 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 kthreloff@mchs.com.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2014
October 23–24
2015
March 19–20
June 18–19

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 twest@hospicebg.org.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2014
September 24–26
2015
March 18–19

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 sjcrump@uab.edu.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2014
October 8–9
2015
February 4–5
May 6-7

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 ucsfpclc@medicine.ucsf.edu.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2015
February 5–6
April 13–14
June 11–12

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 ccybulski@vcu.edu.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]

2014
September 22–23
November 10–11
2015
March 23-24
May 18-19
September 14-15
November 9-10