Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium

 

June 8–9, 2017

Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Program Overview

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hosting its first annual interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium, focused on the comprehensive care of children with cancer and their families. Featured experts and a panel of bereaved parents will cover a host of challenging subjects, including communication of difficult news, ethical issues in pediatric oncology, management of refractory pain and complex symptoms, and legacy building and bereavement care. Oncology and palliative care clinicians as well as psychosocial professionals (psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, etc.) are invited to attend. 

  1. Justin Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM
    Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care
    Director, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN

    Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
    Director, Department of Medical Ethics
    Research Director, Pediatric Advance Care Team and Integrated Care Service
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA

    Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director, Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine
    Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN

    Richard Hain, MBBS, MSc
    Chair, UK Specialist Advisory Committee for Paediatric Palliative Medicine
    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
    Consultant and Clinical Lead Paediatric Palliative Medicine
    Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales
    Cardiff, Wales

    Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, FAAHPM
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA

  2. The target audience for this conference is providers caring for children with cancer and their families, including physicians (oncologists, palliative care specialists, pediatricians), advance practice nurses, nurses and psychosocial professionals (psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, etc.).

  3. After attending this conference, you should be able to:

    1. Use ethical principles to guide complex medical decision making in pediatric oncology
    2. Manage complex and refractory symptoms using an integrated care approach
    3. Implement principles of effective communication to facilitate goals of care discussions
    4. Utilize interdisciplinary collaboration in optimizing quality of care
    5. Incorporate integrative medicine techniques to enhance quality of life
  4. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 14.5 hours of Type I CE credits for psychologists is offered.

    The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.®, an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains™.

  5. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  6. A block of rooms for conference attendees has been reserved at The Peabody for $199 single/double or $219 triple/quad per night (plus taxes and fees) for the nights of June 7-9, 2017. Please reference the St. Jude Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium when reserving your room. Book your room by May 24, 2017, to secure this rate. After that date, room rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.  

    The Peabody Memphis
    149 Union Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
    1 (800) PEABODY

    NOTE: The room block at The Peabody is full.

    An additional block of rooms for conference attendees has been reserved at the Double Tree Hotel Memphis Downtown for $149/night. The Double Tree Hotel is located across the street from the Peabody, providing easy access to the conference transportation. Please select the link below to access the conference rate.

    Double Tree Hotel Memphis Downtown
    185 Union Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
    (901) 528-1800

  7. Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the St. Jude campus.

  8. $199 physicians
    $149 other disciplines
    $99 students/training

Agenda

Thursday, June 8

Time Event
7:50 – 8:00 am Welcome
Justin Baker, MD
8:00 – 9:00 am Spirituality in Medicine
Richard Hain, MBBS, MSc
9:00 – 10:00 am Special Topics in Pediatric Palliative Oncology
Justin Baker, MD
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:45 am Hope and Decision Making
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH & Bereaved Parent Panel
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Break
12:00 – 1:00 pm Integrated Care in Pediatric Oncology
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPHm & Justin Baker, MD
1:00 – 1:45 pm Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Breakout Workshops I (please designate your choice when you register)

-  Difficult Conversations: A Bereaved Parent-Led Workshop
-  Ethical Case Discussion in Pediatric Oncology
-  Child- and Family-Focused Legacy and Bereavement
-  Integrative Symptom Management
-  Spiritual Care in Medicine

4:00 – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 – 5:45 pm Advanced Multimodal Analgesia in Children with Cancer
Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD
5:45 – 6:30 pm Reception

Friday, June 9

Time Event
8:00 – 8:10 am Announcements
Justin Baker, MD
8:10 – 8:30 am Music Therapy
Amy Love
8:30 – 10:00 am Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
Justin Baker, MD & Melody Cunningham, MD
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Breakout Workshops II (please designate your choice when you register)

-  Difficult Conversations: A Bereaved Parent-Led Workshop
-  Ethical Case Discussion in Pediatric Oncology
-  Child- and Family-Focused Legacy and Bereavement
-  Integrative Symptom Management
-  Spiritual Care in Medicine

12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Breakout Workshops III (please designate your choice when you register)

-  Difficult Conversations: A Bereaved Parent-Led Workshop
-  Ethical Case Discussion in Pediatric Oncology
-  Spiritual Care in Medicine
-  Child- and Family-Focused Legacy and Bereavement

3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Global Pediatric Oncology and Palliative Care
Carlos Galindo-Rodriguez, MD
4:15 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks