End of Life Symposium

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, NV US
December 16, 2021 to December 18, 2021

End of Life Symposium 2021

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End of Life Symposium Overview

Caring for patients at the end of life, whether during anticipated or sudden death is a challenging experience for everyone involved in providing care to the patient. Education and discussions around the issues faced at the end of life are critical to fostering a comfort level with clinical staff, caregivers, patients, families and institutions.  As science advances to provide the latest treatments, the need for palliative and end of life care has also increased. Those working with patients should be educated on and fully informed of how they can help patients in many ways, including psychosocial and spiritual aspects, when they transition from curative to comfort-focused care. 


This symposium is designed to educate healthcare professionals, hospices, long-term care facilities and hospitals on multiple facets in End of Life Care for patients with complex and terminal diseases. This symposium will prepare those providing care to patients in understanding the various influences that affect patients when the focus of their treatment changes from curative to comfort-focused care allowing for a life with quality even when curative treatments are no longer an option. This 3-day live symposium features an interactive workshop. 

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, advanced care practitioner, social workers, hospice clinicians, spiritual care representatives , hospital administrators, hospice administrators and staff, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities administrators and staff, medical residents and fellows, and all others interested in the subject matter. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain Options at End of Life and the role of hospice.
  • Discuss and explore grief, bereavement, and alternative burial options at the end of life.
  • Integrate patient values, priorities, and family voices in discussing end of life options.
  • Effectively communicate and discuss advanced care planning, prognostication and delivering bad news in the setting of serious illness.
  • Examine cultural, spiritual and psychosocial concerns at the end of life.
  • Outline the basics of pediatric and geriatric care at the end of life.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this End of Life Symposium for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 16.75 Attendance
Activity opens: 
05/03/2021
Activity expires: 
12/27/2021
Event starts: 
12/16/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/18/2021 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$400.00

Important: Times noted in Pacific Time

End of Life Symposium In-Person Schedule

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, NV 89158
United States

Room Block Rate:
$259 + Taxes and Fees/night

Room Block Rate Ends

Early hotel reservation is suggested. Block rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis or until October 14, 2021.

Room Reservations:

Over the Phone:

Room reservations should be made by calling the reservations department directly at (877) 214-6773 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST) and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST). Please state that you are attending the City of Hope End of Life Symposium to ensure you receive the special conference room rate. Please note that the Waldorf Astoria is a non-gaming/non-smoking hotel. 

Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2021.

Reservations received after the cutoff date will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.

Online

City of Hope: End of Life Symposium

Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2021.

Reservations received after the cutoff date will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.

Travel

Nearest Airport:

MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Distance From Hotel: 3 mi.
Drive Time: 15 min.

Directions from airport:
Head South on Paradise Rd towards Wayne Newton Blvd. Turn left on Tropicana Ave. Turn Right on Las Vegas Blvd.

Parking:
Valet parking: $35.00
Self parking: Not Available
In/Out Privileges: Available
Secured: Available
Covered: Available

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:

•  AMA PRA Category 1™ 16.75

The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 16.75 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in strict compliance with the accreditation requirements, standards, and policies of the ACCME. City of Hope takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

As an accredited CME provider City of Hope requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 24 months, including financial relationships of a spouse that could create a conflict of interest. Any potential conflicts relative to the previous disclosure have been resolved.

Written disclosure of all such relevant commercial relationships will be provided in the activity handout and/or syllabus. Any potential conflicts relative to the previous disclosure have been resolved.

City of Hope further encourages faculty/ authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The information and opinions presented in this activity do not constitute medical or legal advice. Health care providers must exercise their own professional judgment in their clinical practice, and when confronted with the issues discussed herein, should not substitute this curriculum for the advice of legal counsel or application of sound ethical principles.

Available Credit

  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this End of Life Symposium for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 16.75 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$400.00
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Providing a safe environment for all participants is our top priority. City of Hope will email all pre-registrants periodically with the newest and latest information regarding in-person health and safety protocols.

The following safeguards are currently in effect to help ensure everyone feels as safe as possible during this live activity:

  • All participants must be fully vaccinated (proof of vaccination may be required).
  • All participants will be required to follow CDC, County/State, and City of Hope guidelines.
  • All participants will be required to wear a face mask.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made readily available.
  • Frequent cleaning of all conference areas.
  • No food or eating will be allowed in the general session. Various spaces for eating, including an outdoor area, will be available. 
  • Seating will be socially-distanced.
  • Only pre-registered attendees will be allowed in the conference areas. No visitors or on-site registrations will be allowed. 
  • Conference badge must be worn at all times. If you misplace your badge you will not be able to enter the conference area due to the safety protocols in place.

By registering, you are agreeing to adhere to the safety protocols in place. 

TO REGISTER: Under "Registrant Type" dropdown (above) select your Registration Fee depending on your profession and click "Add to Cart". Follow the payment prompts. 

You will receive an email confirmation once you are registered.  

Registrant Type

*Early Bird Registration

(Thru September 27, 2021)

Regular Registration

(After September 27, 2021)

Physician$350$450
Nursing/NP/Physician Assistants $300$400
Fellows/Residents$250$350
Non-Medical/Those interested in the subject matter $250$350
ALL City of Hope Employees$250$350
**Industry/Commercial Employee Attendee/Admin$400$500
Students: Medical, Nursing & Other Allied Healthcare Providers$0$0


Registration Fee: Registration fee includes all conference sessions, CME Credit, conference meals and refreshment breaks.

    Cancellation Policy: Early Bird Registrations are nonrefundable. Refund requests must be submitted in writing and postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 16, 2021. A $50 processing fee will be applied for all refunds. Requests postmarked after November 16, 2021, will not be honored. All refunds will be processed 30 days after the meeting concludes. In the event of unforeseeable circumstances that lead to the cancellation by the conference organizers, all registration fees will be fully refunded.

    Important:

    • No on-site registrations
    • No visitors will be permitted in the conference area

    For questions, contact the Department of Continuing Medical Education at cme@coh.org or 626-218-5622.

    *Early Bird Registrations are nonrefundable.
    **Industry/Commercial Employee Attendee is defined as any individual employed by a for-profit, including biotech, financial and pharmaceutical.