GOCCNJ Summit 2021: Improving Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
December 9, 2021 • 9 am – 3 pm EST
Up to 4.5 CME CE Credits for Live Program

This program is designed to satisfy New Jersey’s two-hour End-of-Life Care requirement for medical license renewal.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Program Description

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. Participants in this conference will immerse themselves in a half-day of presentations, breakout sessions and discussion groups with thought leaders and palliative care innovators from NJ and around the country to learn best practices they can take back to their teams to improve care for those who are seriously ill or nearing the end of life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define palliative care and the impact it has on quality of life for patients and their families
  • Describe the patients who can benefit from palliative care
  • Review tools, resources and best practices for delivering quality care during a serious illness
  • Identify racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in serious illness and the practice of cultural humility
  • Apply an equity lens in discussing and sharing information about end-of-life options, palliative care, and helping patients manage serious illness
  • Incorporate strategies for having effective conversations about options for end-of-life care
  • Explain the provisions of the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (MAiD) in NJ
  • Work with your care team to develop and document care plans that reflect shared decision-making and patient preferences

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, nursing home administrators, chaplains, students and others interested in improving the quality of care provided for people with serious illness.

Co-Chairs

David R. Barile, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey; Director of Palliative Medicine Services and Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Jessica Israel, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Complete Care

Agenda

  9:00 AM – 9:10 AM EST

Opening Remarks

David R. Barile, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Goals of GOCCNJ, Director of Palliative Medicine Services and Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Jessica Israel, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Complete Care

  9:10 AM – 10:10 AM EST

Plenary 1

A Conversation with Diane E. Meier, MD; The Future of Palliative Care: A Paradigm Shift in Caring for People with Serious Illness  
 

Diane E. Meier, MD

Founder, Director Emerita and Strategic Medical Advisor, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Co-director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

David R. Barile, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of GOCCNJ; Director of Palliative Medicine Services and Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Jessica Israel, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Complete Care

  10:10 AM – 10:20 AM EST

Break

  10:20 AM – 10:50 AM EST

Breakout Session 1A

Pediatric Palliative Care  

Susan Dulczak, MSN, PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN

Director, Valerie Center Pediatric Medical Day Stay Pediatric Palliative Care RWJ Barnabas Health The Unterberg Children’s Hospital Monmouth Medical Center

  10:20 AM – 10:50 AM EST

Breakout Session 1B

Pain Management and Medication Decisions in EOL Care: Deprescribing and New Options for Patients  

Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Clinical Professor and Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick

M. Hamza Habib, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Outpatient Palliative Medicine and Cancer Pain Service, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

  10:20 AM – 10:50 AM EST

Breakout Session 1C

Shared Decision-Making: Discuss, Decide & Documenting Patient Wishes 

David R. Barile, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of GOCCNJ; Director of Palliative Medicine Services and Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

  10:50 AM - 11:10 AM EST

Break

  11:10 AM - 12:10 PM EST

Plenary 2

Improving Equity in Serious Illness Care: Ethical, Cultural & Spiritual Considerations  
 

Stephen Goldfine, MD & The Gladden Family

Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice

  12:10 PM - 12:20 PM EST

Break

  12:20 PM - 12:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 2A

Communication Workshop: Facilitating A Conversation About Serious Illness  
 

Marianne Holler, DO FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer, VNA Health Group

  12:20 PM - 12:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 2B

Making Faithful Decisions at the EOL: How to Help Patients Navigate Options  
 

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min

Director/Founder: Jewish Sacred Aging

Chaplain Tedford J. Taylor

Director of Chaplaincy & Volunteer Services, RWJBarnabas Health

Katherine M. Klima, DNP, CNM

Board Member, Quaran, Arabic & Reflection Institute (QARI) and Cherry Hill Free Clinic

  12:20 PM - 12:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 2C

Being a Change Agent in Your Community  
 

Adelisa Perez-Hudgins, MSN, RN

Director of Quality, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

  12:50 PM - 1:10 PM EST

Break

  1:10 PM – 2:10 PM EST

Plenary 3

Medical Aid in Dying in NJ: Current Barriers & Opportunities  
 

David R. Grube, MD

National Medical Director, Compassion & Choices

  2:10 PM – 2:20 PM EST

Break

  2:20 PM – 2:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 3A

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Medical Aid in Dying but Were Afraid to Ask  
 

Matt Whitaker, MTS, MT-BC

National Director of Integrated Programs, Compassion & Choices

  2:20 PM – 2:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 3B

Integration of MAiD and Hospice Caring for the Dying  

Sonja Richmond, MD

  2:20 PM – 2:50 PM EST

Breakout Session 3C

Relieving Provider Stress through Art  

Leah Kohlenberg

Artist/Founder, The Roaming Studio

  2:50 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Closing Remarks

David R. Barile, MD

Founder and Chief Medical Officer of GOCCNJ; Director of Palliative Medicine Services and Medical Director of the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Jessica Israel, MD

Senior Vice President, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and the Corporate Director of the James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute at RWJBarnabas Health

Accreditation and Credit Designation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 4.5 ANCC contact hours, pharmacotherapeutic contact hours pending review.

Pharmacists

This activity provides 4.5 ACPE contact hours (0.45 CEUs) of continuing education credit. Universal Activity Number JA4008191-9999-21-007-L04-P, Application

Physician Assistants

American Academy of CME, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers

Please contact Jessica Brown at jbrown@goalsofcare.org for information about continuing education credits for social workers.

On-demand Content

The event will be recorded and the on-demand content will remain online for 30 days; explore sessions that you couldn’t attend live for up to 3.0 additional CME/CE credit.

According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relationships with any ineligible company(ies). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. Clinical content has been reviewed for fair balance and scientific objectivity, and all of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships are as follows:

Faculty Educators

Diane E. Meier, MD; David R. Barile, MD; Jessica Israel, MD; M. Hamza Habib, MD, FACP, FAAHPM; Stephen Goldfine, MD; Marianne Holler, DO, FAAHPM; Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min; Chaplain Tedford J. Taylor; Katherine M. Klima, DNP, CNM; David R. Grube, MD; Leah Kohlenberg; Adelisa Perez-Hudgins, MSN, RN: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP — AstraZeneca

Matt Whitaker, MTS MT-BC — Board Member, Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement

Planning Committee

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, FACEHP, Paul Miniter, MS, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, American Academy of CME: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Jessica Brown, Lori Feldstein, Beth Hirschman, Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Steering Committee

David R. Barile, MD; Jessica Israel, MD; Lori Feldstein; Laurie Powsner, MSW, LCSW; Matt Whitaker, MTS, MT-BC; Katherine DeMarco, DNP, MSHS, FNP-BC, APN, ACHPN: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Substantive Grievances

A substantive grievance concerns matters related to the content of instruction. If there is a substantive grievance, the administrator will investigate it personally and make a decision on course of action. If the complainant is not satisfied, the matter goes before the Steering Committee and the Planning Committee. If it is determined that the grievance has merit, the administrator will order implementation of the remedy before the next presentation of the seminar in question. If, after a second seminar, this problem is not resolved, either the instructor or the course will be suspended. If the problem is with the instructor, the instructor will not be asked to present courses for GOCCNJ again. If the problem is with the seminar, the seminar will not be offered again until and unless the problem is fully remedied. Any participant having a grievance is offered a refund for the seminar for which the complainant registered.

Refund Policy

Participants may receive a full refund up to (1) day prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after that time nor if the event has been attended, in any part, by the participant. The participant will be refunded by written check sent by mail within (30) days. Please contact the Summit Manager to initiate a refund.


This activity will not review off-label or investigational information.

The opinions expressed in this accredited continuing education activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy or Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey. This educational activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit

Participants must sign in and participate in the live activity. To receive CME/CNE/CPE credit for your participation, please complete the program evaluation. Your certificate will be distributed immediately. For pharmacists, a statement of credit will be issued through CPE Monitor in 6-8 weeks.
Social Workers: Please contact Jessica Brown at jbrown@goalsofcare.org for information about continuing education credits for social workers.

Requests for Credit Must Be Made No Later than January 9, 2022.

Contact
For any questions, please contact: CEServices@academycme.org

Copyright
© 2021. This accredited continuing education activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME and Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey. Through this notice, the Academy and Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey grant permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).

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About American Academy of CME, Inc.

For nearly 20 years, the Academy—a501(c)(3) not-for profit educational foundation based in NJ—has focused on improving patient heath by adding value to healthcare teams and their members through accredited continuing education designed to increase knowledge, competence/skills, and performance.

About GOCCNJ

Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only network of organizations in NJ working together to make certain that patients with serious illness get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. Our membership is comprised of nearly 30 statewide organizations along with strategic partners and academic alliances with leading teaching institutions. We believe human interests, values, and dignity must be at the core of medical decision-making. As such, we aspire to create a standard of care for NJ where people explore their wishes for care towards the end of life, express those wishes, and have their wishes honored. Through research, education and advocacy, our mission is to ensure that policy makers, healthcare providers, patients, and family caregivers have the information, resources, training, and tools they need to promote high-quality, person-centered advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care services. To learn more about GOCCNJ, visit us as goalsofcare.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The event will be recorded and the on-demand content will remain online for 30 days; explore sessions that you couldn’t attend live for up to 3.0 additional CME/CE credit.
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