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 series is open to health care professionals in the community, and continuing education credits are regularly available for physicians, nurses and social workers for the majority of the sessions. The interdisciplinary audience stems from the three 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.
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 small group case-based sessions with peers, faculty, interdisciplinary participants, and hospital ethics committee members. Fellows receive preparation and feedback to further develop their teaching skills for their case presentations. On GeriPal Ethics days, there is not a regular 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.