Conference Schedule

(NOTE: Continuing education credits are listed at the bottom of this page)

Clark Kerr Conference Center: 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, 94720

DAY ONE:

February 14, 2020

7:00 AM-8:30 AM Attendee Check-in. Networking. Coffee and Pastry Service. Main Entrance. Main Hall

9:00 AM Welcome and Conference Information
Lael Duncan, M.D.
Executive Director
National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying

9:05 AM Medical Aid in Dying--An Introduction
Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Board Chair, National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying
Founding Partner, Bay Area End of Life Options
Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD 
Health Law Professor & Bioethicist
Health Law Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

9:45 AM Hospices and Aid in Dying: Evolution & Future
Moderator Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN.
Nursing Curriculum Director, National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying
Clinical Coordinator, Bay Area End of Life Options
Laura Koehler, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Senior Clinical Director, Hospice by the Bay, San Francisco
Hope Wechkin, M.D.
Medical Director, Evergreen Health Hospice. Kirkland, Washington
Gary Pasternak, M.D., MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Mission Hospice. San Mateo, California
Yelena Zatulovsky, LCAT, LPMT, MA, MT-BC, CCLS, HPMT
Vice President of Patient Experience, Seasons Healthcare. Rosemont, Illinois

10:45 AM BREAK

11:00 AM The Pharmacology and Physiology of Aid in Dying
Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Carol Parrot, M.D.
Attending & Consulting Physician, End of Life Washington. Seattle

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Care at the Bedside: Monitoring and Guiding Eligible Patients
Moderator Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Carol Parrot, MD.
Attending & Consulting Physician, End of Life Washington. Seattle
Chris Fruitrich.
Volunteer, End of Life Washington. Seattle
Bobbie Head, MD, PhD.
Oncologist, Marin Cancer Care, Greenbrae, California
Jessica Safra, MD
Hospice by the Bay, San Francisco
Molly Weiner, RN
Hospice By the Bay, Larkspur

1:55 PM Evaluating Capacity and Prognosis
Case Presentation: Burton Presberg, M.D.
Cancer Psychiatrist, Oakland
Lawrence Kaplan, D.O.
Director, Consultation-Liaison Service, UCSF and Psycho-Oncology Psychiatry Department, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. San Francisco, California
Lynette Cederquist, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego

2:35 PM Break

2:50 PM Ethical Challenges in Aid-in-Dying Care
Moderator Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Margaret Pabst Battin, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah
Ruchika Mishra, Ph.D.
Program Director, Bioethics
Program in Medicine and Human Values
Sutter Health Bay Area, California
Timothy Quill, M.D. MACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, and Nursing
Palliative Care Department of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York

3:50 PM Integrating Aid in Dying into Medical Practice
Moderator: Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Ryan Spielvogel, M.D.
Family Medicine, Sutter Health, Sacramento, California
Lowell Kleinman, M.D.
Family Practice, Palliative Care Medical Director
John Muir Medical Group, Walnut Creek, California
Diana L. Barnard, MD, HMDC
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine,
Lead Palliative Care Physician
University of Vermont Health Network-Porter Medical Center
Bobbie Head, M.D., Ph.D.
Oncologist. Marin Cancer Care, Greenbrae, California
Eric Walsh, M.D.
Emeritus Professor, Hematology-Oncology and Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Gary Pasternak, M.D., MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Mission Hospice, San Mateo, California

4:50 PM Evaluation and Management of Patients at High Risk of Prolonged Death
Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Carol Parrot, M.D.

5:30 PM: Close of Day 1 Sessions

6:00-8:00 PM Aid in Dying: Clinical Training for Care at the Bedside
(Pre-registration required. RN, SW, Chaplain). Light meal and snacks.
Lead Faculty Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN.
Co-Faculty:
Elizabeth Semenova, MSW, MTS
Practice Director and Psychospiritual Guide
Integrated MD Care. San Diego, California
Keith Seckel, ADN, RN, CHPN. 
Director of Nursing, Timberhill Place Assisted Living, Corvalis, Oregon

6:00-8:00 PM Invitation-only dinner
Berkeley City Club
Billing considerations for aid-in-dying care.

DAY TWO

February 15, 2020

7:30 AM Speaker and Attendee Check-in. Networking. Coffee and Pastry Service. Main Entrance. Main Hallway

9:00 AM Race Matters: Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Considerations in Aid in Dying
Moderator: Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Terri Laws, PhD
Assistant Professor, African American Studies
University of Michigan, Dearborn 
Tracey Bush, MSW, LCSW
Regional Practice Leader, End of Life Option Act Program.
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California
Alan Elbaum, MS
Medical Student, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program. 
Co-author with LaVera Crawley: "Race and Physician-Assisted Death: Do Black Lives Matter?" (in press). 

10:00 AM Managing Social Complexity in Patients and Families
Moderator Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Grief Outcomes in Medical Aid in Dying
Deborah Schwing, LMFT; Leslie Dennett, LMFT
Hospice by the Bay Bereavement Department, San Francisco, California
Family conflicts and social complexity in aid-in-dying requests
Jeremy Long, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Denver Health MAID

10:45 AM BREAK

11:00 AM Attending Deaths
Moderator: Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Emily Gorgen, RN, case presentation
Hadas Rivera-Weiss, case presentation
Keith Seckel, ADN, RN, CHPN.
Director of Nursing, Timberhill Place Assisted Living, Corvalis, Oregon
Sara Tolchin, RN
Hospice by the Bay, Larkspur, California
Jillene MacReery
Client Support Director
End of Life Washington, Seattle
MacReery, Jillene
Client Support Director
End of Life Washington, Seattle
Chris Fruitrich.
Volunteer, End of Life Washington, Seattle

11:45 AM Plans Change: When Aid in Dying Cannot be Implemented
Moderator Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Timothy Quill, M.D. MACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities & Nursing
Palliative Care Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine. Rochester, New York
Andrew, Holland RN
Hospice East Bay. Pleasant Hill, California
Anne Marie Olson, LCSW
Hospice by the Bay, Larkspur, California
Patrick J. Macmillan, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of California San Francisco (Fresno)

12:30 PM LUNCH

1:30 PM Practice Pragmatics: Creating an Efficient and Effective
Work Flow for Aid in Dying
Lonny Shavelson, MD

2:15 PM How to Talk About Aid in Dying.
Lael Duncan, MD Moderator
Lowell Kleinman, MD
Family Practice, Palliative Care Medical Director
John Muir Medical Group, Walnut Creek, California
Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Elizabeth Semenova, MSW, MTS
Practice Director and Psychospiritual Guide
Integrated MD Care. San Diego, California

2:45 PM BREAK

3:00 PM Pharmacists: Compounding, Teaching & Informing
Moderator: Lonny Shavelson, MD
Eddie Lau, Pharm. D.
Feel Good Compounders Pharmacy, Pacifica, CA
Christy Harmon, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacy Supervisor, University of Colorado Hospital. Aurora, CO
Laura De Simone, MS, RPh
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Death with Dignity, Pain Management
Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR 

3:30 PM The American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying: The roles and functions of this newly-formed Academy.
Moderator: Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Introduction: The Canadian Academy
Stefanie Green, MD, President, Canadian Association of Medical Aid in Dying Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)
Resident Training:
Evan Pulvers, M.D.
Founder of Aid-in-Dying Training
Contra Costa, CA, Family Medicine Residency
Ryan Spielvogel, M.D.
Family Medicine, Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA
Research and Data Gathering:
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH Director, University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Consultations:
David Grube, MD National Medical Director, Compassion and Choices
Patient Information Portal
Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN, Bay Area End of Life Options
Patient-to-Provider Referrals
Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Next Steps
Lonny Shavelson, MD



4:30-5:00 Closing Remarks
Lael Duncan, MD
Lonny Shavelson, MD

Continuing Education Credits:

Physician CME: The California Academy of Family Physicians designates this activity for 11 AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits. (This pertains to Family Physicians and other care specialties.)

Nursing CE: 11 units for the conference, an additional 2 if you attend the additional Clinical Training for Care at the Bedside.

Social Worker CEs: 11 units for the conference, an additional 2 if you attend the additional Clinical Training for Care at the Bedside.
NOTE: CEs provided by the National Association of Social Workers. Check to see if your state is covered.

Pharmacists: This is pending, but will likely be 2 units for pharmacist-related materials covered during the conference.