Curriculum

DAY ONE:

February 14, 2020

7:00 AM-8:30 AM Attendee Check-in. Networking. Coffee and Pastry Service. Main Entrance. Main Hall and Rm. 102

7:00-8:00 AM Speaker Check-In, Main Hallway

8:15 AM - 8:30 Speakers Meeting: Newell Perry Room, 104

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
Hope Wechkin, M.D.
Medical Director, Evergreen Health Hospice. Kirkland, WA
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, IL

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, WA

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, WA
Chris Fruitrich.
Volunteer, End of Life Washington. Seattle, WA
Bobby Head, MD, PhD.
Oncologist, Marin Cancer Care, Greenbrae, CA.
Jessica Safra, MD
Hospice by the Bay, San Francisco
RN from Hospice by the Bay -- TBA

2:00 PM Evaluating Prognosis and Capacity
Lynette Cederquist, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego
Lawrence Kaplan, D.O.
Director, Consultation-Liaison Service, UCSF and Psycho-Oncology Psychiatry Department, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. San Francisco, CA

2:30 PM Break

2:45 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
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
Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University

3:45 PM Integrating Aid in Dying into Medical Practice
Moderator: Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Ryan Spielvogel, M.D.
Family Medicine, Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA
Lowell Kleinman, M.D.
Palliative Care Medical Director, John Muir Medical Group, Walnut Creek, CA
Mindy Cooper, M.D.
Internal Medicine & Nephrology, Vail Health. Avon, CO
Bobbie Head, M.D., Ph.D.
Oncologist. Marin Cancer Care, Greenbrae, CA
Eric Walsh, M.D.
Emeritus Professor, Hematology-Oncology and Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
Gary Pasternak, M.D., MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Mission Hospice, San Mateo, California

4:45 PM Evaluation and Management of High-Risk Patients
Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Carol Parrot, M.D.
Case History:
Antonio Daniels, M.D.
Family Practice, Oregon & Washington
Anita Hannig, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA

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.

DAY TWO

February 15, 2020

7:30 AM Speaker and Attendee Check-in. Networking. Coffee and Pastry Service. Main Entrance. Main Hallway. Rm. 102

9:00 AM Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Considerations
Moderator: To be selected
Terri Emanuel, MSW.
Hospice &. Palliative Care Social Worker, Collabria Hospice. Napa, CA
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 Among Patients and Families
Moderator Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Carol Parrot, MD, Attending & Consulting Physician, End of Life Washington. Seattle, WA
Robert Drake, MDiv., Medical Outreach Manager, Compassion and Choices. Portland, OR
Deborah Schwing, LMFT, LPCC and, Leslie Dennett, LMFT
Hospice by the Bay Bereavement Department, San Francisco, CA

10:45 AM BREAK

11:00 AM Attending Deaths
Moderator: Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN
Emily Gorgen, R.N. case presentation
Keith Seckel, ADN, RN, CHPN.
Director of Nursing, Timberhill Place Assisted Living, Corvalis, OR
Anne Marie Olson, LCSW,
Hospice by the Bay, San Francisco
Trained volunteer, to be announced

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, NY
Andrew, Holland RN
Hospice East Bay. Pleasant Hill, CA

12:30 PM LUNCH

1:30 PM How to Talk About Aid in Dying.
Lael Duncan, M.D.
Thalia DeWolf, RN, CHPN.
Elizabeth Seminova, MSW, MTS
Practice Director and Psychospiritual Guide
Integrated MD Care. San Diego, CA

2:00 PM Pharmacists: Compounding, Teaching & Informing.
Eddie Lau, Pharm. D.
Feel Good Compounders Pharmacy. Pacifica, CA
Christy Harmon, Pharm. D., BCACP
Pharmacy Supervisor, University of Colorado Hospital. Aurora, CO
Third Pharmacist, to be announced

2:30 PM BREAK

2:45 PM The American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying: The roles and functions of this newly-formed Academy.
Moderator: Lonny Shavelson, M.D.
Multiple presenters, commentators, and audience discussion
Standards of Care Development

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