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8th Annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium for Clinicians and Caregivers

May 4 @ 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Woodmont Country Club
1201 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
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The Role of Medical Ethics in the Care of an Older Population: Strategies for Clinicians and Caregivers

William D. Novelli, Global Social Enterprise Initiative, and Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Co-Chair, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.

Facing Advanced Illness and End of Life in America: We Can Do Better

Novelli will discuss the gap between what we want for ourselves and our loved ones when advanced illness occurs and what actually happens. He will address the challenges of knowing and applying patient values and wishes, where clinicians and caregivers come together (or should), the ethical dilemmas that often arise, and the importance of spiritual and religious beliefs. Bill’s conclusion is that we must close the gap and that America can and will do better.

Bill Novelli is co-founder and co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the goal that all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values, and honors their dignity.

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6:45 a.m. – early check-in

7 a.m. –  early morning break-out

7:30 a.m. – check-in and networking

8:15 a.m. – welcome

8:25 a.m. – keynote speaker

10 a.m. – networking break

10:30 a.m. – two concurrent breakout tracks

12:30 p.m. – lunch and panel discussion

2 p.m. – concludes

CME credit for physicians have been applied for.

HFAM is an approved sponsor of continuing educa­tion for Maryland nursing home administrators, assisted living managers and social workers.

Administrators: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 5.75 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20190503-7.75-A42754-IN.

Assisted Living Managers:  The Office of Health Care Quality recognizes HFAM education programs as acceptable for Assisted Living Managers’ continuing education.

Social Workers: This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for 5.75 Category 1 continuing education credits.

This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.