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Palliative Care Leadership Centers Locations & Training Dates

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) provide intensive, operational training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. All were selected through a highly competitive process that focused on clinical excellence, outstanding leadership, reputation and experience. As teachers and mentors, all PCLC faculty are seasoned leaders in the field and bring the full weight of their experience to you.

Whatever your setting, there′s a PCLC that will address all of your specific program needs. New PCLCs specifically focused on community-based settings will begin trainings soon. In the meantime, several current PCLCs also provide this content. 

Current PCLCs

Akron Children′s Hospital
Akron, Ohio

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. 
[ PCLC Pediatric ] 
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September 26-28, 2016

Fairview Health System
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A health system–based palliative care program with interdisciplinary consult teams, an outpatient clinic and a strong focus on community hospitals and home care. 
Led by Lyn Ceronsky, MS, DNP, GNP-BC, CHPCA, and Drew Rosielle, MD.  [ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] 
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September 14-16, 2016

Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, Ohio

A community hospital–based health system program with a consult service and three dedicated inpatient units holding 19 beds. Grew out of a hospice-hospital partnership. 
Led by Lori Yosick, MSW, LISW, and Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM. 
[ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] 
 Learn more!

2017 Dates Coming Soon

Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass
Lexington, Kentucky

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 Elizabeth Fowler, MPH, President/CEO, and
 Todd Coté MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP. 
[ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] Learn more!

September 26-27, 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

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. 
[ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] Learn more!

August 15-16, 2016

October 12-13, 2016

December 13-14, 2016

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

A palliative care inpatient consult service and an outpatient clinic in an academic medical center with hospitalist leadership.
Also specializes in palliative care in home and assisted living settings. Led by Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, FACP, and Michael W. Rabow, MD. 
[ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] 
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October 5-6, 2016

November 21-22, 2016

VCU Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, Virginia 

An academic safety-net hospital and NCI-designated cancer center. Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has been ranked 38th in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-2011 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. Includes a consult service, dedicated inpatient unit, rural outreach and active outpatient care programs. 
Led by Egidio Del Fabbro, MD. 
[ PCLC Core , Custom , Consult ] 
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September 20-21, 2016

November 15-16, 2016


Coming in 2017

Four new PCLCs have now been added to address the growing demand for training focused on community settings: home and office/clinic. Training dates will be announced soon. Learn more below.

Barrington, Illinois

A community-based hospice and palliative care program providing services to adults and children across multiple settings, including community hospitals, academic medicals centers, the home, long-term care facilities and office practices. Serves a wide range of health care settings in the Chicago area and northern Illinois. Led by Martha L. Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM.

Northwell Health
New Hyde Park, New York

Health system-based palliative care services providing care to patients at Northwell Health's outpatient clinics, in patient homes, at the Stern Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation and through targeted services in long term care settings. Led by Maria Carney, MD, FACP.

Presbyterian Health Services
Albuquerque, New Mexico

A health system-based palliative care program serving adult patients in home, assisted living and office care settings. Serves patients in urban, suburban and rural environments. Led by Nancy Guinn, MD, and Abby Gilbert-Savi, NP.

University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia

Located at the academic medical center's cancer center and CHF clinic, the Palliative Care Clinic sees both oncology and cardiology patients in all stages of illness. Integrated with home health, hospice agencies and inpatient palliative care team. Led by Leslie Blackhall, MD.


How to Enroll

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For specific questions, please contact the administrator of the PCLC you will attend.

For general questions, please fill out a Support Form  or call (212) 201-2679.

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) is a national initiative of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).