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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

SICW will Help You Implement a System in Your Work Setting for Seriously Ill Patients 


Wednesday, June 7

1:30 - 5:00 p.m

We are excited about this new Annual Meeting pre-conference offering -- Serious Illness Conversation Workshop (SICW) --  and believe you will benefit!

During the workshop you will:

  • Discuss the correlation between provider's ability to initiate goals-of-care conversations and patients ability to make informed choices that reflect their core values. reduce suffering, enhance family well-being and improve quality of life.
  • Implement a system in their work setting to identify patients/families that would benefit from serious illness conversations.
  • Develop skills to address the important points of serious illness conversations.
  • Identify a system for documenting personalized patient goals and priorities in the electronic health record.

Presenter, Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP is a family medicine physician in solo practice in Plainville, Kansas. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed family medicine residency training in Topeka, Kansas. This is her fifteenth year of private practice in a rural area where she now also serves as the medical director for an accountable care organization of independent primary care practices. She served two years (2013-2014) as an HIT Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator and was recognized as a Hypertension Control Challenge Champion by the CDC in 2014. She is a physician leader in quality improvement, electronic record adoption, change management and health information exchange.

Co-presenter, Karin Porter-Williamson, MD is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is the Medical Director for Palliative Care Services at the University of Kansas Hospital, and is the Medical Director for the KS-MO TPOPP Coalition. Dr. Porter-Williamson completed Internal Medicine Training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002, and then completed fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative medicine in 2003 at San Diego Hospice. After training she returned to the University of Kansas and has been in her role there for the past 12 years. Her academic interests include building systems around patient centered, goal directed plans of care, to improve the value of medical care for patients and families facing serious illness, and to integrate the principles of Palliative Medicine as the standard of care for all seriously ill patients and families.to improve how you have difficult conversations about goals of care with seriously ill patients and their families. 

Don't miss this unique workshop! You may register online with your Annual Meeting registration or separately at Serious Illness Workshop.