5.18.23 Michael Hayes

Excited to hear Dr. Michael Hayes discuss Dialectical Behavioral Therapy on Thursday, May 18th at 12:00 EST. Dr. Hayes earned his doctorate in psychology/human development from Marywood University, and he completed a post-doctoral clinical/research fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University – School of Medicine. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Medicine and member of the Penn State College of Medicine faculty. Dr. Hayes is a licensed psychologist, and his clinical practice is dedicated to caring for patients diagnosed with cancer, including patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation. He is the Founding Program Director, Penn State Cancer Institute CARE (Cancer Assistance and Resource Education) Center and also serves as the Psychosocial Services Coordinator for the Penn State Cancer Institute’s Cancer Committee. Dr. Hayes is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the Mindfulness Center, Brown University School of Public Health, and he has complete comprehensive and advanced intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with Dr. Charles Swenson. Click on his picture to view the recording!

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5.3.23 Shireen Heidari

Excited to hear Dr. Shireen Heidari, MD discuss storytelling in medicine. Dr. Heidari is a palliative care and family medicine physician. In addition to clinical responsibilities, she program director for the Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Fellowship. She also writes about the importance of human connection and stigma around healthcare workers seeking help for their mental health. Her work has appeared in The New England Journal of MedicineThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and The Intima. She hopes that by sharing her own story, she can continue being part of this conversation as we advocate for culture change in medicine and more sustainable practice. Outside of her clinical and mentorship work, she is likely with family or outside chasing her border collie. Click on her picture to join the Zoom lecture!

4.20.23 Drs. Jane Chargot and Adam Marks

Drs. Adam Marks and Dr. Jane Chargot discuss Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking and some of the associated ethical principles. Dr Marks is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program Director, and Faculty Ethicist at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include symptom management at the end of life; clinical ethics; and effective communication around goals of care and advance care planning.

First introduced to palliative care during 7 years as a ICU RN, Dr. Chargot returned to medical education with a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is faculty in the departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Michigan. Her clinical work consists of primary care and inpatient and outpatient palliative care. She serves as the physician lead for adult outpatient palliative care.

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4.5.23 Office Hours!

Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, we will not have a formal Virtual Didactics next Wednesday. I want to hold the meeting, however, to help brainstorm about the future of this series. I am energized by the enthusiasm of everyone who I met in Montreal (my dear, virtual friends for many years). We have filled up the lectures through the end of June and have some lectures assigned for the next semester. Let’s meet up if you have some time next Wednesday from 12-1  EST to help guide the future of this series. What do you like? What should we be doing differently? What topics do you want to see covered? There’s no CME / MOC for this one.

3.16.23 Jessica McFarlin

Very excited to welcome Dr. Jessica McFarlin to the virtual didactics next week to discuss Prognosis after Cardiac Arrest. She is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Kentucky.  She is the Chief of the University of Kentucky Division of Palliative and Supportive Care in the Department of Internal Medicine.   She is board certified in Neurology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as Neuro Critical Care. Her primary focus is in communication training of physicians and in the delivery of high quality palliative care in patients in the intensive care setting. Click on her picture to access the lecture at 12:00 EST on 3.16.22.

3.1.23 Kristina Newport

Very excited to welcome Dr. Kristina Newport to the virtual didactics. She is the chief of palliative care and an associate professor of medicine at Penn State. Additionally, she is founder of Oncologist in my Pocket, a training program for palliative care clinicians to provide upstream care to patients with cancer. This program began as a workshop at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly from 2017 to 2019 and is now an independent educational program attracting participants from around the United States. Click on her picture to watch the recorded lecture, and consider attending the “Oncologist in my Pocket” CME course live in Philadelphia or virtually on May 12, 2023. Sign up here

Another reminder about the South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference. The Conference will occur at the South Carolina Museum of Art in Columbia, SC on Friday April 28th, 2023. The mission of this conference is to highlight the interdisciplinary team as the backbone of high quality hospice and palliative care. Register here. We will be offering CME and CEU credits for this activity. Please feel free to forward to your team!

2.16.23 Natasha Lee

Enjoyed listening to Dr. Natasha Lee discuss Implicit Bias and Racism in Palliative Care. Dr. Lee attended medical school at University of Washington and completed residency in combined internal medicine-pediatrics at Tulane University, followed by fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at The Ohio State University in the Med-Peds track. She currently works as an outpatient palliative medicine physician at Christiana Care. Her clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults with serious illnesses and helping facilitate their transition between the pediatric and adult worlds and focusing on underserved patient populations who are also going through serious illnesses. Click on her picture watch the recording.

2.1.23 Alex Gamble

I enjoyed listening to Dr. Alex Gamble discuss Suicidality in the Palliative Care patient. Dr. Gamble is board certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, completing residency training at the University of Iowa and fellowship at the University of Kansas before going on to practice in rural and urban settings in his home state of Missouri. He is excited to be joining the faculty of Stanford Palliative Care this summer. Click on his picture to view the recorded lecture!

1.19.23 Leah Rosenberg

Really enjoyed talking to Dr. Leah Rosenberg about caring for the seriously ill Jewish patient. She is a general internist who received her medical degree with Distinction in Research from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She joined both the Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine as well as the Hospital Medicine Group in September 2014. Her interests include the integration of palliative care into general internal medicine practice, medical education, and psychological issues in seriously ill patients. Click on her picture to watch the recording!

12.15 Joseph McCollom

Very excited to hear from Dr. Joseph McCollom again! He gave a lecture as part of the first semester of lectures at the inception of the virtual didactics. This time, he’s going to talk about palliative oncology. His passion is integrating compassionate care of supportive oncology to the competent innovation of disease directed oncology. Click on his picture above to watch the recording!