Didactics

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Lecture Series:  A core conference weekly lecture series is designed for the fellowship and covers important topics in hospice and palliative medicine. The interdisciplinary audience stems from the different fellowship sites and draws professionals from across the city. Different learning levels are routinely represented, ranging from medical student to subspecialists. Thanks to a collaboration with the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, live web-based and interactive televideo conferencing allows this popular series to reach long-distance learners throughout Kansas and beyond.

  • Most weeks, the series consists of two single-hour sessions, 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.
  • Some additional sessions such as quality case conferences or self-care sessions may not be broadcast through the interactive televideo or have associated continuing education credit. 
  • A calendar including the upcoming lectures and events for health care professionals is available here

Geriatric-Palliative Care Ethics Conference (GeriPal Ethics): are held approximately once a month at noon at KUMC.  Fellows learn ethics while participating and leading these interprofessional group case-based sessions with peers, faculty, learners, and hospital ethics committee members.  Fellows receive preparation and feedback to further develop their teaching skills for their case presentations.  On GeriPal Ethics Thursdays there are no morning lectures.

Palliative Care Grand Rounds are offered quarterly, typically on a Tuesday evening at KUMC Lied Auditorium.  Light appetizers and time of networking usually begins at 5:30 followed by a lecture presentation from 6-7pm.  Faculty or visiting professors present on a variety of hospice/palliative care topics, healthcare providers from the local community often attend.  CME is offered, and the event is cosponsored by Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Scholarly Projects:  Fellows have regular mentoring on a required scholarly project of their choosing. 

Last modified: Jul 10, 2015
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