AGENDA

7-8am
Registration/Breakfast (Provided)

8-9:30am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FRANK OSTASESKI

  • Inviting the Wisdom of Death Into Life

9:30-9:45am
Refreshment Break

9:45-10:45am
Three Concurrent Presentations

  • Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss & Unforgiven Guilt
  • Katie Hennessy, LCSW, OSW-C – OHSU*

  • Increasing Advocacy for Cultural Minority Groups Needing Palliative Care
  • Jennifer Ho, PsyD & Kimberly Hiroto, PhD – VA Palo Alto, Hospice & Palliative Care Center

  • Palliative Care in the Safety Net
  • William Kennedy, DO – Housecall Providers

10:45-11am
Break

11am-noon
Three Concurrent Presentations

  • Parachutes for Pain: Palliative Care Pain Management in a Non-Opiate Era
  • Arian Nachat, MD – Legacy

  • Partnering with the Interpreter Community: What Have we Been Missing?
  • Jennifer Levi, LCSW – Providence Health & Services & Erin Neff-Minyard, EdM, CHI™ – Legacy

  • Providing Palliative Care Services for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
  • Julia Kasl-Godley, PhD – CHE Psychological Services

Noon-1:00pm
Lunch (provided)

1:00-2:00pm
PLENARY SPEAKER:
Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom – OHSU*

  • Transforming the End of Life: Lessons from Around the World

2:15-2:30pm
Mindfulness Break with Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT,E-RYT – Mindful Yoga Works

2:45-3:45pm
Three Concurrent Presentations

  • Brainspotting: A Powerful Approach to Bereavement
  • Mary Jane O’Rourke, MSW, LCSW – Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care Services, Hospice Bereavement Counselor

  • Journey to Inclusion: Building Equitable Access to End-of-Life Care
  • Andy Kyler, RN, BSN, MBA & Sheryl Cherian – Care Partners: Hospice & Palliative

  • An Ethical Lens with Which to Treat – Or not Treat: Leukemia Patients who Decline Blood Products
  • Jennifer Smith, MSW, LCSW – OHSU* Knight Cancer Institute

3:45-4pm
Refreshment Break

4-4:55pm
PANEL (invited) – Moderated by: Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW

Spirituality in Palliative Care

  • Fernando Serna, MDiv, BCC
  • Asher Wallis, MA
  • Rev. Larry Hansen, BCC, CT
  • Rev. Tom Nolen, DMin

4:55-5pm
Closing Remarks – Louise E. Marasco, PhD – Transitions Professional Center

*Oregon Health and Science University