Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care, including Related Topics in Neurology
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 14 - 21, 2019
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™14 Contact Hours
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA)
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Medical Director, Palliative and Hospice Medicine, Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH
Medical Director, Manchester VNA and VNA of Southern NH Hospice
Medical Director, Inspiris/Optum Care of United Health, Massachusetts
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Dr Mills is a board certified internist and palliative care specialist with over 35 years of medical experience and practice. He practiced for many years both clinically and with administrative positions at the former Fallon Clinic/Fallon Community Health System. It was here that he built a strong interest in and knowledge of the impact of health care systems and economics on the delivery of care. In these various rolls, he became a strong advocate for physician education to assist the evolution of the care models necessary for success in the developing health care market.
Dr Mills's extensive work in geriatrics in his clinical practice led to his growth in palliative and hospice medicine. Taking on a medical directorship at a local hospice, he gained practical knowledge of this field and went on to complete additional study in this area leading to his successful completion of board certification in 2008.
He is a zealous proponent of interactive learning processes and enjoys leading/mentoring invigorated medical education forums. He has lectured and taught broadly at both a community/ lay level, medical school level , residency/fellow level and at attending level of audience.
Joel M. Kaufman, MD, FAAN
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Department of Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.
Dr. Joel M. Kaufman is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of the Department of Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, where he is the Medical Director of the Neurology Resident Teaching Clinic.
Dr. Kaufman graduated from Boston University, majoring in mathematics, and from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (now California Pacific Medical Center) and his Neurology residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). He then joined Fallon Clinic (now Reliant Medical Group) in Worcester, Massachusetts. From 1988 through 1996 he was Medical Director of Fallon Community Health Plan. From 1997 to early 2014 he was Executive Director of the Lifespan/Physicians Professional Services Organization.
Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and active with the Academy, currently chairing the Payment Alternatives Team. He is also serving or has served on many other professional boards and committees.
Dr. Kaufman's interests include physician advocacy, quality improvement in medical practice, provide-payer interaction, and clinical teaching.
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- Palliative Care Overview: History, Range of focus and Relation to Hospice Care
- To discover the roots of palliative medicine, its impact on traditional practice models and the relation/definition between palliative and hospice care
- Advanced Care Directives
- To define the history/legalities of advanced care directives.
- To differentiate the various formats and techniques to advance end of life discussions.
- To examine the controversies in ACD such as surgical thirty day rules.
- Pain Management and Palliative Care: Pharmaceutical review and a Review of the Issues of the Opioid Crisis
- To illustrate treatment options for critical and end of life medical conditions.
- To examine the roots and solutions of the opioid crisis particularly as related to palliative and hospice care.
- COPD, CHF and ESRD in Palliative Care
- To utilize palliative medicine skills in the planning/treatment of these common chronic conditions.
- Patient Driven Voluntary Cessation of Hydration and Nutrition
- To identify the phenomena of patient's elective decision in non acutely mortal situations to terminate their lives through active decision.
- To examine the practitioners role/obligations in such a situation
- End of Life Symptomology and Management
- To summarize the common EOL symptoms.
- To demonstrate pharmaceutical and behavioral management of these conditions.
- Reimbursement and Coverage Strategies
- To examine the CMS rules of remuneration for non palliative/hospice providers in palliative/hospice patients
- Mental State - delirium, MCI and dementia
- Can the Patient Hear Me? - awareness, unresponsiveness and coma
- Stroke - follow-up and prognosis
- Gap Analysis - quality approach to practice improvement
- Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's in Palliative Care
- Brain Death - what is it and diagnosis
- The Plan for Monday - changes for ease of practice and improvement in care
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
This activity has been registered to offer 14 ( Part II) MOC Points in the ABA MOC program.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Dec 14||San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Sun Dec 15||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Mon Dec 16||Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tue Dec 17||St John's Antigua
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Wed Dec 18||Castries, St. Lucia
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thu Dec 19||Bridgetown, Barbados
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Fri Dec 20||At Sea
|Sat Dec 21||San Juan, Puerto Rico
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.