Duke Palliative Care faculty give national meeting presentations

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Duke Palliative Care is part of our division of general internal medicine. While many in palliative care are generalists, the team also includes other specialists, some from geriatrics, oncology, and pediatrics. The leader of Duke Palliative Care is David Casarett, MD, professor of medicine (general internal medicine).

This week the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is sponsoring the Annual Assembly in Orlando. We are proud to see members of Duke Palliative Care presenting on such significant and impactful subjects. The following list covers presentations we found in the program brochure.

Wednesday Pre-conference workshops:

Improving the Care of Culturally Diverse Patients: Strategies to Address and Navigate the Elephant in the Room (P09) D Kimberly S. Johnson, MD MHS, Duke Geriatrics

Improving the Quality of Care—A Practical Quality Improvement Skill-Building Workshop (P16) Q Coordinated by the AAHPM & HPNA Quality Improvement Education & Strategies Working Group Arif Kamal, MD MBA MHS Duke Oncology

Oncologist in My Pocket: What the Hospice & Palliative Clinician Needs to Know About Hematology/Oncology and Radiation Oncology (P20) Thomas LeBlanc, MD MA MHS FAAHPM Duke Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy

Thursday concurrent session:

What’s the Deal with Blood Cancers? Navigating a New Frontier in Palliative Cancer Care (TH313) Thomas LeBlanc, MD MA MHS FAAHPM, Duke Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy Jason A. Webb, MD Duke GIM

Thursday educational forum:

Diversity & Inclusion Forum (TH352) D Kimberly S. Johnson, MD MHS Duke Geriatrics

Friday concurrent sessions:

Implementing a Bereaved Family Survey to Improve Palliative and End-of-Life Care at Academic Medical Centers (FR406) David J. Casarett, MD MA FAAHPM Duke GIM

Palliative Care and ACOs: Making the Case for a Match Made in Heaven (FR412) Robert Saunders, PhD, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Picture My Voice: Harnessing the Power of Comics in Palliative Care (FR415) Nathan Gray, MD, Duke GIM and Kristen Lakis, LCSW

‘God Is Able’: Miracles and Hope in Our African American Patients—Challenges, Historical Perspective, and the Way Forward (FR459) D Black Professionals Forum endorsed Kimberly S. Johnson, MD MHS, Duke Geriatrics

Saturday Concurrent Sessions

Project ECHO: A Disruptive Innovation to Expand Palliative Care (SA503) Vickie Leff, MSW LCSW ACHP-SW

Beyond Meditation and Deep Breathing: Programmatic Strategies for Clinician Wellness and Team Resilience (SA504) Arif H. Kamal, MD MBA MHS FAAHPM, Duke Oncology


The Annual Assembly is a significant source of education and this year there are a number of new opportunities — a “Sunrise” Service of Remembrance and Celebration, poster exhibit with CME credits, an art exhibit, and child care! Review the entire program from this brochure. We see, by author, it's possible also to find posters by Duke authors (use this search page).

We plan to follow #HPM19 and hope to see live conference tweets from @DukePallCare, @tomleblancMD, @NathanAGray and @arifkamalmd.

Learn more about Duke Palliative Care

Visit Duke Palliative Care web pages: https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/general-internal-medicine/duke-palliative-care

Faculty and trainees are welcome to attend weekly palliative care grand rounds that take place Mondays in the Cancer Center 1N07, 12-1 pm. You can request subscription to email notifications from Jennifer Bowen. Also you can learn more about palliative care from an introduction by Dr. Arif Kamal (Oncology) in medicine grand rounds presented March 8, 2019 (just enter your Duke NetID and password).