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Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology 2016 - August 3-6, 2016 - Cleveland, Ohio
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About the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology Symposium

The Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology Symposium focuses on providing an intensive multidisciplinary review of cutting-edge topics in the rapidly developing field of palliative medicine and supportive oncology. This year the Machaskee Lecture will feature Dr. Eduardo Bruera speaking on "Delirium at the End of Life." Together, we will explore potential solutions to improve the quality of care for patients with chronic illness through palliative and supportive oncology therapies. We will examine improved therapeutic options in the melanoma patient, cancer pain assessment and management. Parallel workshops and sessions are being offered with a focus on supportive oncology and key palliative medicine topics: Mindfulness and Symptom Management Boot Camp.


After completing this activity, you will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize self-care techniques for sustainable palliative practice.
  • Define metrics toward early integration of palliative medicine into advanced illness.
  • Review diagnosis and management of symptoms in advanced disease.
  • Explore use, misuse, and abuse of opioids.
  • Utilize symptom assessment tools to maximize symptom management.

Who Should Attend

Practitioners and health care professionals who seek to learn the latest developments in palliative medicine and supportive oncology, including hematologists/oncologists, family practice physicians, internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and hospice care providers.


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