End of Life Symposium | 2023

Las Vegas, NV US
February 5, 2023 to February 7, 2023

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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 in-person 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

  • Understand how to effectively address end of life care and address end of life issues with minimal resources at their sites.
  • Understand how sub-specialty specific approaches palliative and end of life care.
  • Appreciate the multidisciplinary approaches of Palliative and Hospice Care.
  • Integrate the role of Nursing and nursing practices in End of life care.
  • Demonstrate communication practices used in end of life care.
  • Appreciate the importance of Humanities in advance knowledge in end of life care.
  • Understand health disparities, diversity and equity in end of life care.
  • Learn about various end of life options available to terminally ill patients.
  • Explain options at End of Life and the role of hospice.
  • Discuss and explore grief, bereavement, and alternative burial options.
  • Integrate patient values, priorities, and family voices in discussing End of Life options.
  • Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Activity summary
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
02/05/2023 - 8:00am PST
Event ends: 
02/07/2023 - 5:00pm PST
Park MGM Las Vegas
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States

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 16.50 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™ 16.50

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

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 16.50 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.


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 ineligible company. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 24 months, that could create a conflict of interest, and an "ineligible company" as any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any potential conflicts relative to the previous disclosure have been resolved.

Written disclosure of all such relevant financial 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.


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Registrant Type

*Early Bird Registration

Nursing/NP/Physician Assistants $450
Other EOL Care Professionals (eg: social workers, chaplains, doulas)$300
ALL City of Hope Employees$300
**Industry/Commercial Employee Attendee/Admin$500

All Students with Active Student ID
*Must present valid ID at check-in to be admitted 

Pre-Symposium Workshop Day Only
*Does not give access to Symposium
Poster Presenter
*All those selected to present a poster will have access to attending the Symposium. They will need to be present during poster specific hours.



    Cancellation Policy: Early Bird Registrations are nonrefundable. Refund requests must be submitted in writing and postmarked no later than Monday, February 9, 2023. A $50 processing fee will be applied for all refunds. Requests postmarked after February 9, 2023, 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.


    • No In-person 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.