Preview of CAPC’s New Online Palliative Care Curriculum Now Available
The new CAPC online curriculum, launching in January, is designed to provide an integrated approach to palliative care skill-building for both palliative care specialists and all frontline clinicians. In advance of the launch, CAPC has released two course demos. Click the images below to get started.
The full roster of courses includes tracks on Pain Management, Communication, Palliative Care in the Community and Operations. CAPC courses will be available to the entire staff of each CAPC member institution. The courses can be accessed on computers, smart phones or tablets and all courses are linked to free CME/CEU credits. You will also have the opportunity to obtain CAPC Designation in both Pain Management and Communication Skills. Click here for more information and a full list of membership benefits. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please call 212-201-2674.
Sights and Sounds of the 2014 CAPC National Seminar
Palliative care specialists and advocates, as well as program, hospital and health system leaders, flocked to Orlando this month for the 2014 CAPC National Seminar. The three-day conference, generating more attendees than ever, covered the full spectrum of palliative care delivery including community-based palliative care. This month, we highlight some of the key moments of the event.
In this video, attendees detail why the CAPC National Seminar was valuable to their palliative care teams.
The CAPC Seminar in Photos
Diane E. Meier, MD, CAPC Director, (left), kicked off the event with a plenary presentation that highlighted the enormous growth of palliative care in recent years. She also identified the palliative care financing opportunities that have been created by health care reform. A young professional looks on intently.
Other plenary speakers included Sister Carol Keehan, DC, RN, MS, (top left), David Weissman, MD (top right), Graeme Rocker, MD (bottom left), and former Senator William H. Frist (bottom right).
David Weissman was also awarded the 2014 CAPC Innovation Award for his many contributions to the palliative care field.
Throughout the weekend, concurrent session presenters identified specific, mission-critical issues and offered real-world solutions. These sessions also allowed attendees the opportunity to ask pointed questions.
The poster session showcased palliative care program solutions to common problems through visuals and informal presentations.
Intensive sessions and office hours gave attendees small-group discussion time with colleagues and expert faculty.
Hundreds of attendees took to social media to share their reactions and favorite quotes from the weekend. The hashtag #CAPCseminar14 garnered over 4,000 unique tweets during and after the event.
The 2015 CAPC National Seminar will be held in San Antonio, Texas November 12-14. For more information, click here.
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