T-POPP Bi-State Initiative Update

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
4:00-6:00 pm CST
Registration Deadline: 12 pm Friday, January 10, 2014
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The first hour session will cover concepts related to trajectories of functional decline in serious illness and at end of life. An understanding of these trajectories informs communication between patients, families, and medical providers and frames the need for effective advance care planning. The second hour of discussion will introduce Transportable Physician's Orders for Patient Preferences, a program created to promote the translation of patients' care preferences into actionable physicians' orders which move with the patient across the continuum of medical care. As a POLST paradigm, the T-POPP program joins multiple other state efforts nationwide to improve advanced care planning and communication of orders and goals for treatment across the continuum of care. T-POPP is presently piloting in Topeka, Kansas, with the goal to spread statewide in Kansas and Missouri.


  • Karin Porter-Williamson, MD, FAAHPMKarin Porter-Williamson, MD, FAAHPM
    Associate Professor, section head and Medical Director for Palliative Care services, General and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Originating Site:

  • Kansas City, KS, Landon Center on Aging, KUMC, 3599 Rainbow Boulevard, Room 200

 ITV Sites:

  • Atchison, KS, Dooley Center, 801 S 8th St.
  • Coffeyville, KS, Windsor Place, 2921 W. 1st
  • Colby, KS, Citizens Medical Center, 100 E. College Dr.
  • Concordia, KS, Sunset Home, 620 Second Ave
  • Dodge City, KS, Dodge City Community College, Library: LRC Room 114 , 2501 N. 14th Ave.
  • Emporia, KS, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Chapel, 2300 Industrial Rd.
  • Great Bend, KS, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, St. Dominic Classroom, 3515 Broadway
  • Hays, KS, Hays Area Health Education Center, 205 E. 7th St., Suite 130
  • Hiawatha, KS, Hiawatha Community Hospital, Conference Room, 300 Utah
  • Hutchinson, KS, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Cardiovascular Conference Rooms (main level), 1701 E. 23rd
  • Junction City, KS, Geary Community Hospital , 1102 Saint Marys Road
  • Lawrence, KS, Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, 4851 Harvard
  • Manhattan, KS, Meadowlark Hills, 2121 Meadowlark Road
  • McPherson, KS, The Cedars, Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Dr.
  • Pratt, KS, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Jud Stanion Meeting Room, 200 Commodore
  • Quinter, KS, Gove County Medical Center, Conference Room, 520 W 5th St. , PO Box 129
  • Sabetha, KS, Sabetha Community Hospital, Hospital Board Room, 14th and Oregon
  • Sedan, KS, Sedan City Hospital, Room 110 or Conf. Room, 300 North Street
  • Sterling, KS, Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Chapel, 204 W. Washington
  • Topeka, KS, Brewster Place, Brewster Health Care Classroom, 1001 SW 29th
  • Wichita, KS, Kansas Masonic Home, 401 S. Seneca
  • Winfield, KS, Kansas Veterans' Home, MacArthur Room or Computer Lab, 1220 World War II Memorial Drive

Other sites may be added at the request of host facilities

Web-Based via Adobe Connect

  • This is offered synchronously only - we do not currently offer streamed recordings of programs.

Registration fee: $25 per person

CE Contact Hours: 2 for CME, CNE, ACHA Administrative, Social Work, and Certificate of Attendance

Upcoming Programs: 

  • Responding to Compassion Fatigue from Palliative Caring Across Settings
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:00-6:00 pm CST
    Meagan Dwyer, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, KUMC
  • Perceptual Consequences Of Hearing Loss
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:00-6:00 pm CDT
    Dana Jacobson, Au.D, Senior Audiologist, Associated Audiologists, Inc.  


Support: This program is supported by funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration, under grant number D62HP06621, Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, for $270,000. The information or content and conclusions presented in this program are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the U.S. Government, DHHS, BHPR or the DN. 

This program is also supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19192, Geriatric Education Centers, for $420,320. The information or content and conclusions are those of the presenters and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. 

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