12:00 PM–​12:05 PM
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
12:05 PM–​12:10 PM
Jeanine Ellinwood, MD
Medical Director, Snowline
12:10 PM–​12:15 PM
Victoria Shumulinsky, MHA
Associate Director, Strategy, West Health
12:15 PM–​12:50 PM
Breakout Session and Discussion
12:50 PM–​01:00 PM
Break
01:00 PM–​01:05 PM
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
01:05 PM–​01:25 PM
COVID-19 forced fast changes in U.S. health care. Telehealth is on the rise, we have reason to believe that the path toward value-based care is accelerating, and we have overwhelming evidence of disparities in health care and health outcomes. What’s clear is that the health system of the future can’t—and shouldn’t—look like the health system of today. What are leaders of health systems prioritizing now? How can palliative care leaders seize the moment to influence decision-making in ways that ensure access to high-quality care for all people living with a serious illness?
Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM
Chief Value Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
01:25 PM–​01:35 PM
Live Q&A with Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho
01:35 PM–​02:00 PM
Day One will wrap up with a robust discussion about the health system of the future.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM
Chief Value Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
12:00 PM–​12:05 PM
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
12:05 PM–​12:10 PM
Erin Nielsen, LCSW, APHSW-C
Lead Palliative Care Social Worker, Palliative Care, University of Colorado Hospital
12:10 PM–​12:15 PM
Christian T. Sinclair, MD
Director, Outpatient Palliative Care, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Kansas Cancer Center
12:15 PM–​12:50 PM
Breakout Session and Discussion
12:50 PM–​01:00 PM
Break
01:00 PM–​01:05 PM
James A. Block, MD
President, J.A. Block Health Associates
01:05 PM–​01:25 PM
Whether the issue is ensuring access to services, improving patient care, or preventing harm, the ‘right thing to do’ can seem clear. So why doesn’t the right thing always happen? Join us as Dr. Mary Gentile, one of 2015’s "100 Most Influential in Business Ethics" and author of the book, Giving Voice to Values, provides a framework for values-driven leadership in the midst of a high-pressure, evolving health care landscape.
Mary C. Gentile, PhD
Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
01:25 PM–​01:35 PM
Live Q&A with Dr. Mary C. Gentile
01:35 PM–​02:00 PM
Day Two will wrap up with a robust discussion about values-driven leadership.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Mary C. Gentile, PhD
Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
12:00 PM–​12:05 PM
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
12:05 PM–​12:10 PM
Ashima Lal, MD
Asst. Professor, Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital
12:10 PM–​12:15 PM
Emily Palmer, MSN
Clinical Director, Palliative Care, Hebrew SeniorLife
12:15 PM–​12:50 PM
Breakout Session and Discussion
12:50 PM–​01:00 PM
Break
01:00 PM–​01:05 PM
Rodney O. Tucker, MD, MMM, FAAHPM
Director, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care; Christine S. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Leadership, University of Alabama at Birmingham
01:05 PM–​01:25 PM
When resources are tight, specialists are scarce, and coverage areas are broad, designing palliative care services that are accessible to all communities presents a unique challenge. Creative palliative care leaders are breaking down boundaries to meet the need. Join us as Dr. Marie Bakitas presents an innovative, replicable model of care delivery that includes culturally-informed telehealth and partnership development.
Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN
Professor, Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair, Co-Director, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
01:25 PM–​01:35 PM
Live Q&A with Dr. Marie A. Bakitas
01:35 PM–​02:00 PM
Day Three will wrap up with a robust discussion about expanding access to palliative care through technology.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN
Professor, Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair, Co-Director, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
12:00 PM–​12:05 PM
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
12:05 PM–​12:10 PM
Shawndra Ferrell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Palliative Care Program Lead, Advocate Aurora Health
12:10 PM–​12:15 PM
Grace N. La Torre, DO, MS
Director, Palliative Care Services, Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital
12:15 PM–​12:50 PM
Breakout Session and Discussion
12:50 PM–​01:00 PM
Break
01:00 PM–​01:05 PM
Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES
Associate Director of Education, Center to Advance Palliative Care
01:05 PM–​01:25 PM
One of the fundamental principles of palliative care is to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for all people living with a serious illness. But in the U.S., certain populations are more at risk for suffering than others, due to their race, socioeconomic status, geography, or [untreated] complex care needs. Dr. Bullock will provide insight into how palliative care professionals play a role in ensuring that the most vulnerable members of your patient population have access to care that relieves suffering and achieves health equity.
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Professor and Head of the School of Social Work, North Carolina State University
01:25 PM–​01:35 PM
Live Q&A with Dr. Karen Bullock
01:35 PM–​02:00 PM
Day Four will wrap up with a robust discussion about how palliative care can help achieve health equity.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Professor and Head of the School of Social Work, North Carolina State University