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Palliative Care 2022

The Kansas Palliative Care 2022 ECHO community of practice aims to improve provider capacity to implement evidence-based practices optimizing the care and quality of life for every person living with serious illness.

This series will include four sessions on Thursdays in June. All sessions meet via zoom from 12-1 PM. Download the flyer (PDF) for this series.


All health care, behavioral health care, and professionals interested in delivering palliative care are invited to join us for this Project ECHO series.

Cost and Continuing Education Credit
  • No-cost, open to most learners, registration required
  • Up to 4 hours continuing education hours available

June 2

Defining Palliative Care in Kansas

Presenter: Brandy L. Ficek, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care, Stormont Vail Health and Chair, Kansas Palliative Care & Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council, Topeka, KS

June 9

Symptom Management in Palliative Medicine

Presenter: Nicole Apprill, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Support Services, LMH Health, Lawrence, KS

June 16

Advance Care Planning to Serious Illness Care Planning

Presenter: Karin B. Porter-Williamson, MD, FAAHPM, Division Director, Palliative Medicine, Associate Professor, SOM Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

June 23

We Need Palliative Care! Where Do We Start?


  • Deanna Speer, MSN, RN, CHPN, RN Coordinator - Palliative Care, Ascension Via Christi Hospitals, Wichita, KS
  • Victoria Snyder, RPh, VP of Provider Services, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, Wichita, KS
  • Nicole Apprill, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Support Services, LMH Health, Lawrence, KS
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160