Transitions Professional Center and Patient & Family Support Services of the
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Are Pleased to Announce our 2019 Keynote Speaker

Dr. James Tulsky

November 1, 2019 ~ Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Please see our speaker page for more information on our keynote and plenary speakers. We will be continually updating with more information as it becomes available.

About Our Work:

Palliative care is patient and family-centered care for patients with life-threatening, life-limiting, or terminal illness that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. Allied health care and medical professionals who attend this conference will have the opportunity to learn from and network with providers, researchers, and educators in the field of palliative care.

Conference Objectives:

To provide a forum for allied health care and medical professionals to contribute knowledge in the realms of palliative care theory, research, assessment, and treatment.

Specifically, learning objectives include:

1. Identifying ways to incorporate palliative care practices early in the care of patients with life-limiting, life-threatening, or terminal illness.

2. Understand best practices for collaboration across a wide variety of professional fields.

3. Learn new and innovative ways of preserving dignity within palliative care.

Target Audiences:


Allied health care, medical professionals and trainees, including social workers, clinical psychologists, nurses, physicians, chaplains and other spiritual leaders, neuropsychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, art therapists, music therapists, and recreational therapists, as well as other professionals who want to broaden their knowledge in the area of palliative care.

Continuing Education:

Continuing education credits will be offered to those interested. We are working to able to offer MD CME’s in 2019. Fees and other information on the Registration Page.

In an attempt to reduce costs and paper usage we WILL NOT have slides and handouts printed or available on the day of the conference. We WILL add a link to the slides for all that wish to make them public. These link will be on our speaker page next to the speakers name.

Due to numerous requests, we WILL have a printed handout of our schedule available the day of the conference.

Questions, contact Emily Vierck, office manager at 503-972-7090