Palliative Care Education Project

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American College of Physicians—New Jersey Chapter & the Goals of Care Coalition New Jersey Presents

The Palliative Care Education Project: Having the Conversation and Beyond

According to the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, New Jersey patients near the end of life are treated with more aggressive medical care than patients in any other state in the U.S. This high-intensity, high-cost care is often unwanted and burdensome to both patients and their caregivers. Key reasons for this burdensome care are the lack of knowledge about palliative and end-of-life care services, and comfort discussing these care options with patients.

Please join the New Jersey American College of Physicians as we come together with experts in the field to learn the skills needed to open the conversation and to learn best practices to improve care for those who are seriously ill or nearing the end of life.

This program fulfills the mandatory New Jersey State Licensure Requirements for End-of-Life Care.

Program Agenda

Time Session
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Log on - Complete Pre-Event Survey
7:50 AM – 8:00 AM Welcome from the Chairs Himabindu Lanka MD, FACP
Tamie Proscia-Lieto MD, FACP
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
(45 minutes)
Establishing a Goals of Care Conversation Amar Bukhari, MD
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
(45 minutes)
Navigating Documentation in End-of-Life Care
(Advanced Directives, POLST etc.)
David R. Barile, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
(15min)
Break
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
(45 minutes)
Symptom Management, Comfort, and Care at End Of Life Including MAID Biren Saraiya, MD
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
(45 minutes)
Supporting Families at End of Life and Thereafter Himabindu Lanka MD, FACP
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Remarks from Chairs Himabindu Lanka MD, FACP
Tamie Proscia-Lieto MD, FACP
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Post Survey and CME

Instructions

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Course Content

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the New Jersey of Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians – New Jersey Chapter, and the New Jersey Goals of Care Coalition. The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Define a systematic approach to having palliative care conversation with their patients and their families (Knowledge)
  • Describe both the challenges and opportunities involved in palliative care conversations (Comprehension)
  • Employ and utilize the tools, resources and best practices for delivering quality care during a serious illness. (Application)
  • Differentiate the various forms/documents   (Analysis)
  • Compose conversations about end of life options and goals of care with patients and their families (Synthesis)
  • Evaluate  new issues in palliative and end of life care including medical aid in dying (Evaluation)

Moderators

Tamie Proscia-Lieto<br> Annual Meeting Vice Chair

Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, MBA, FACP

Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, MBA, FACP is an advocate of quality health care, humanism, and professionalism in medicine. She is an active member of the ACP NJ, where she serves as Membership and Diversity Committee Co-Chair and Scientific Meeting Chair. She is currently a full-time Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the department of Primary Care at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY, where she serves as Chair of the Admissions Committee, Course Director for the Early Clinical Experience: Introduction to Doctoring Course and Advisor to the student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Proscia-Lieto also serves as a faculty member at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

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Himabindu Lanka, MD, FACP

Himabindu Lanka, MD, FACP is an Academic Hospitalist and Geriatrician at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She finished medical school at Ross University in 2011. She trained at St. Joseph's regional medical center for internal medicine and Temple University Hospital for Geriatric Medicine. She is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She has worked in an academic setting since her graduation with a passion to teach Geriatrics. She is now working for Cooper University Hospital and teaches at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  She is also actively involved with ACP-NJ and is a liaison for NJ Goals of Care Coalition.

Faculty

Bukhari

Amar Bukhari, MD

Amar Bukhari, MD is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He presently serves as the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Associate Chairman of Medicine and Chairman of the Ethics Committee at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. His present work includes a clinical practice in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Saint Peters and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His administrative responsibilities help improve the quality of care provided to patients.

Saraiya

Biren Saraiya, MD

Biren Saraiya, MD is a Medical Oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, and Section of Solid Tumor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Dr. Saraiya board certified in palliative care and continue to teach the principles of palliative care to medical students, residents, fellows and practicing physicians.

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David Barile, MD

David Barile, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, a non-profit entity devoted to improving end of life care for residents of New Jersey. In addition to his roll with Goals of Care, he is chief of the Section of Geriatric Medicine and Medical Director of the Acute Cart for the Elderly (ACE) unit at the Penn Medicine in Princeton.

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Himabindu Lanka, MD, FACP

Himabindu Lanka, MD, FACP is an Academic Hospitalist and Geriatrician at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She finished medical school at Ross University in 2011. She trained at St. Joseph's regional medical center for internal medicine and Temple University Hospital for Geriatric Medicine. She is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She has worked in an academic setting since her graduation with a passion to teach Geriatrics. She is now working for Cooper University Hospital and teaches at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  She is also actively involved with ACP-NJ and is a liaison for NJ Goals of Care Coalition.

Program Planning Committee

Lori Feldstein (GOC)

Daniel Goldsmith, MD, FACP (ACPNJ)

Beth Hirschman (GOC)

Nayan Kothari, MD, MACP (ACPNJ Governor)

Himabindu Lanka, MD, FACP (ACPNJ)

Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, FACP (ACPNJ)

Sunil Sapru, MD, FACP (ACPNJ Governor)

Sara Wallach, MD, MACP (ACPNJ)

Theresa Barrett, PhD (ACPNJ Staff)