Diverse Approaches to Palliative Care

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November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Holiday Inn
1777 Burrstone Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413

HERKIMER, NY      Valley Health Services will host a one-day conference, “Diverse Approaches to Palliative Care,” on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm, at the Holiday Inn, Utica.

The day-long conference, features two keynote speakers, luncheon and three workshops.


Leslie Kohman, MD, Upstate Medical University, will discuss creating ambulatory palliative care programs during her opening keynote address.  The workshops will feature the Rev. Kate Day, who will illustrate the methods and benefits of integrating a variety of spiritual care models into a palliative care program, Silviu Pasniciuc, MD, who will offer valuable information about the use of medical marijuana in the palliative care setting and Diane Nanno, MS, RN, will provide insight on the care of complex populations.  The closing keynote address will highlight pain assessment and management using opioid pharmacokinetics, presented by Melinda McMinn, MD, Crouse Hospital.


Bassett Medical Center is an Approved Provider Unit of Continuing Nursing Education by the Northeast Multi-state Division (NE-MSD), an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 6 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 15 clock hours and 6 participant hours.


The conference has also been approved by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for 6 contact hours.  Continuing education credit approval is pending for Activity Directors.


Registration cost is $130 ($110 for each additional attendee from the same facility).  For brochure and registration, contact Kathy Eisenhut (315-866-3330, ext. 2245 or keisenhut@valleyhealthservices.org).