CAPC News Bites, What you need to know this week
Dr. James A. Tulsky Receives American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award
James A. Tulsky, M.D., Chief of Duke Palliative Care and Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Duke University, has been named the 2014 recipient of the American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award. The national award, presented October 21 at the Kathleen Foley Palliative Care Research Retreat in Park City, Utah, recognizes outstanding achievements of a professional who has demonstrated remarkable innovation and ingenuity contributing to the advancement of the palliative care field. Dr. Tulsky received the award for his work on oncologist/patient communication; being an advocate for palliative and supportive care research; contributing to the field’s growth and direction; and mentorship of faculty in palliative care research. For more information on the award, click here.
Fast Facts Comes to CAPC
As of January 2015, CAPC will host Fast Facts which provide concise, practical, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based summaries on key topics important to palliative care clinicians and trainees, as well as all frontline clinicians, caring for patients facing serious illness. First developed by EPERC, these easily accessible and clinically relevant monographs are designed to be quick teaching tools for bedside rounds as well as self-study material for trainees and clinicians who work with patients with serious illness.
Two Days Left to Register for the CAPC National Seminar
The deadline to register for the CAPC National Seminar is Friday, October 24. The Seminar will be held November 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. Offering in-depth content, rich networking opportunities and one-on-one access to expert faculty, attendees will learn from real-world examples of development and sustainability. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from notable plenary speakers, including Senator William H. Frist, Sister Carol Keehan, DC, RN, MS, Diane E. Meier, MD, Graeme Rocker, MD and David Weissman, MD. For more information and to register, click here.
CAPC Announces Upcoming Training Dates for Palliative Care Leadership Centers™
New dates have been announced for Palliative Care Leadership Centers ™ (PCLC), which provide intensive, operational hands-on training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. Established by CAPC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PCLC has trained almost half of the nation’s hospital palliative care programs. For programs in their infancy, PCLC training will result in less ramp-up time and a more efficient, cost-effective program. For active programs, the PCLC curriculum will help ensure sustainability and growth. To view the full list of locations and dates, click here.