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Save the Date: Discussion Forum - Palliative Management of Advanced Liver Disease
Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 AM » 2:00 AM
 

Christopher Woodrell, MDLive Facilitation:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00pm EST to 2:00pm EST
Topic:  Palliative Management of Advanced Liver Disease
Facilitator:  Christopher Woodrell, MD
Assistant Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Staff Physician, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Location:  This Discussion Forum may be accessed through the End of Life course online at www.gerischolars.org or directly at: http://www.gerischolars.org/mod/hsuforum/PalMedESLD

Dr. Woodrell will facilitate a participant-driven discussion based on the following introduction and case. 

Please read the following introduction and case prior to the Discussion Forum. 

You will be able to ask questions and share your thoughts with Dr. Woodrell and other colleagues participating in the Discussion Forum.

Introduction: More than five million Americans are estimated to have chronic liver disease, which if untreated, will lead to cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease (ESLD), the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States. The most common causes are Hepatitis C Virus and Alcoholic Liver Disease. The incidence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis is also rising, in parallel with the obesity epidemic. The only cure for ESLD is transplantation, and while the number of patients on the waiting list for a transplant continues to rise, the number of organs available remains relatively flat. People with ESLD suffer from heavy symptom burden that is unique to liver disease, and the course is fraught with distressing uncertainty around prognosis.

Consider the following case: Mrs. H is a 76 year-old woman who you have taken care of for many years. She has a history of Hepatitis C and was successfully treated with direct-acting anti-virals a year and a half ago; however, she has recently been noted on imaging to have a cirrhotic liver. She has had no prior decompensating episodes until recently when she developed new onset ascites. She is in a great deal of pain and is distressed by her situation when she presents to your office. She asks you, “What is going on? What are we going to do?”  

Live facilitation will take place between 1:00PM to 2:00PM EST.  The Discussion Forum will remain open for all participants afterwards.

Dr. Woodrell received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and trained at the Mount Sinai Hospital as a house staff officer in internal medicine. He continued his training at Mount Sinai as a fellow in hospice and palliative medicine, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine and Staff Physician at the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Woodrell is a clinical investigator whose work is dedicated to improving the care of seriously ill patients with liver disease and their families. His research goal is to create and implement palliative care programs tailored to the specific needs of people facing advanced liver disease and liver cancer. 

Dr. Woodrell completed undergraduate training in biochemistry at Swarthmore College.  He hails from Southern California and before medical school had a career as a ballet and modern dancer.

For any questions regarding this forum, please contact Ms. Eugenia Dorisca at Eugenia.Dorisca@va.gov

Best,
Geriatric Scholars Learning Community Team

 

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Save the Date: GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference - Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management
Friday, July 7, 12:00 PM » 1:00 PM
 

Topic:  Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management 

Presenter:  Thomas Caprio, MD

Time:  12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

TMS Link:  GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management

Please save the date for the GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference Series scheduled on Friday July 7th, 2017, from 12-1PM EST. The session will focus on Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management. Free CEUs will be available to registered participants. 

PLEASE NOTE: An encore presentation of this case conference will be held from 3-4PM EST!!!

The registration and participation information can be found in the Notification below. The TMS registration link can be accessed by clicking the following link GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom ManagementIn order to capture the attendance and provide CEUs to participants, please complete your TMS registration by Thursday, July 6th. 

***Please note: EES is no longer able to register attendees after a training has been completed***

Participation information can be found here:

Adobe Connect: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/

Audio: VANTS 800-767-1750 code: 27733#

***Note: For tracking purposes, please use  FIRST and LAST names when logging into Adobe Connect!

SAVE THE DATE NOTIFICATION

GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management

VA employees may receive CEU credit through the talent management system (TMS) by pre-registering using, attending and completing the evaluation posted in TMS using the link above.

When a participant clicks on the TMS Registration Link, they will be taken to the TMS Login page. After logging in they will see the Item Detail page for the item that they wish to register.  On the right side of the page there are 3 buttons: “Add to Learning Plan”, “Start Course” and “Register Now”. All they need to do is click on the “Register Now” button. (They should not click on “Add to Learning Plan”. This will add the training to their To-Do List, but it does not register them for the training.)

After clicking on the “Register Now” button a list of the dates, time and locations for the scheduled offering will appear. They can choose the one that works best for them by clicking on the “Register Now” button to the right of that offering. On the next page they click on the “Confirm” button on the upper right side of the page. This will add the training to their To-Do List and they will receive an email confirmation from TMS.

Date / Time:  Friday July 7th, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Location:    Adobe Connect: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/

VANTS: 1-800-767-1750    Access Code: 27733#

Audience:  The Primary Target Audience for this webinar series is nurses and doctors.

Credit/hours: 1 hour CEU

Program Description:
The symptoms of pain, nausea and dyspnea are among the most common and challenging symptoms to assess and manage for patients at the end-of-life.  The most effective strategy is an interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and management, using appropriate medications, psychosocial interventions, and frequent follow-up to monitor symptom status.  This program will include a systematic approach to evaluating symptoms and the concept of “total suffering” for patients who are approach end-of-life care.  Specific strategies and medications and interventions will be reviewed so that participants will have greater knowledge and confidence in managing these symptoms for older veterans with advanced and terminal illness.

Accreditations: ACCME, ANCC, ACCME-NP

Questions? 
Sean Gamble
Healthcare Education Specialist
Sean.Gamble@va.gov
(314) 894-6458
St. Louis, MO

Brian Hirtzer
Media Education Technician
Brian.Hirtzer@va.gov
(314) 894-6648
St. Louis, MO

This course is jointly offered by the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System.   You received this announcement because of your likely interest in the content of the specific offering.  Please forward this note to other VHA employees who might also be interested in this learning opportunity.

The Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System partners with clients in VHA’s program offices and Veterans Integrated Service Networks to provide quality workforce education and training that facilitates excellence in health care for
our nation’s Veterans.  To learn more about EES and its programs, products and services, visit vaww.ees.lrn.va.gov (VA Intranet) or call the EES Customer Service Center at 1-877-EES-1331.

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Save the Date: GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference - Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management
Friday, July 7, 3:00 PM » 4:00 PM
 

Topic: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management 

Presenter: Thomas Caprio, MD

Time:  3:00pm  to 4:00pm EST

TMS Link:  GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management

Please save the date for the GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference Series scheduled on Friday July 7th, 2017, from 3-4PM EST. The session will focus on Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management. Free CEUs will be available to registered participants. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is an encore presentation of the case conference held from 12-1PM EST!!!

The registration and participation information can be found in the Notification below. The TMS registration link can be accessed by clicking the following link GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom ManagementIn order to capture the attendance and provide CEUs to participants, please complete your TMS registration by Thursday, July 6th. 

***Please note: EES is no longer able to register attendees after a training has been completed***

Participation information can be found here:

Adobe Connect: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/

Audio: VANTS 800-767-1750 code: 27733#

***Note: For tracking purposes, please use  FIRST and LAST names when logging into Adobe Connect!

SAVE THE DATE NOTIFICATION

GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Addressing End-Of-Life Symptom Management

VA employees may receive CEU credit through the talent management system (TMS) by pre-registering using, attending and completing the evaluation posted in TMS using the link above.

When a participant clicks on the TMS Registration Link, they will be taken to the TMS Login page. After logging in they will see the Item Detail page for the item that they wish to register.  On the right side of the page there are 3 buttons: “Add to Learning Plan”, “Start Course” and “Register Now”. All they need to do is click on the “Register Now” button. (They should not click on “Add to Learning Plan”. This will add the training to their To-Do List, but it does not register them for the training.)

After clicking on the “Register Now” button a list of the dates, time and locations for the scheduled offering will appear. They can choose the one that works best for them by clicking on the “Register Now” button to the right of that offering. On the next page they click on the “Confirm” button on the upper right side of the page. This will add the training to their To-Do List and they will receive an email confirmation from TMS.

Date / Time:  Friday July 7th, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Location:    Adobe Connect: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/r41ek6r4m0m/

VANTS: 1-800-767-1750    Access Code: 27733#

Audience:  The Primary Target Audience for this webinar series is nurses and doctors.

Credit/hours: 1 hour CEU

Program Description:
The symptoms of pain, nausea and dyspnea are among the most common and challenging symptoms to assess and manage for patients at the end-of-life.  The most effective strategy is an interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and management, using appropriate medications, psychosocial interventions, and frequent follow-up to monitor symptom status.  This program will include a systematic approach to evaluating symptoms and the concept of “total suffering” for patients who are approach end-of-life care.  Specific strategies and medications and interventions will be reviewed so that participants will have greater knowledge and confidence in managing these symptoms for older veterans with advanced and terminal illness.

Accreditations: ACCME, ANCC, ACCME-NP

Questions? 
Sean Gamble
Healthcare Education Specialist
Sean.Gamble@va.gov
(314) 894-6458
St. Louis, MO

Brian Hirtzer
Media Education Technician
Brian.Hirtzer@va.gov
(314) 894-6648
St. Louis, MO

This course is jointly offered by the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System.   You received this announcement because of your likely interest in the content of the specific offering.  Please forward this note to other VHA employees who might also be interested in this learning opportunity.

The Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System partners with clients in VHA’s program offices and Veterans Integrated Service Networks to provide quality workforce education and training that facilitates excellence in health care for our nation’s Veterans.  To learn more about EES and its programs, products and services, visit vaww.ees.lrn.va.gov (VA Intranet) or call the EES Customer Service Center at 1-877-EES-1331.

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Save the Date: GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference - Advanced Care Planning
Friday, July 14, 12:00 PM » 1:00 PM
 

Topic:  Advanced Care Planning

Presenter:  Kimberly Garner, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Time:  12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

TMS Link:

 GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Advance Care Planning

 

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Save the Date: GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference - Advanced Care Planning
Friday, July 14, 3:00 PM » 4:00 PM
 

Topic:  Advanced Care Planning

Presenter:  Kimberly Garner, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Time:  3:00pm to 4:00pm EST

TMS Link:  
GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Advance Care Planning

Topic:  
Advanced Care Planning

Presenter:  Kimberly Garner, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Time:  3:00pm to 4:00pm EST

TMS Link:
GRECC CBOC Connection Case Conference Series: Advance Care Planning