There is growing consensus that in order to achieve quality health care, we must improve functional health literacy. In other words, each of us needs to be educated in order to make informed health care decisions. From a patient perspective, there is a “need to know” information as well as a “need to do” something with information.
This section aims to include current events from across Upstate New York and beyond. If you wish to post events being held in your area or collaborate to host an all-day MOLST Conference in your region, please contact us.
Apr 08 - Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning Conference 7:30am-12:30pm Adam's Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY
CE Credits Available. Physicians - $50, Other Healthcare Professionals - $20. Register, Flyer.
Apr 17 - The Proxy Project of CNY will offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop 9:30-10:30am Liverpool Public
Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool, NY 13088
Apr 19 - Hospice of CNY Open House 10am-12pm 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088. Will have Healthcare
resources available and can answer any questions you might have
Apr 20 - The Proxy Project of CNY will offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop 1-2pm Manlius Senior Center
Apr 20 - Are Your Affairs in Order? an end of life issues workshop presented by Buranich Funeral Home. Begins 6pm
Guyder Parish Center, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY. To RSVP call (315) 487-2412.
Apr 21 - Project Independence and You Radio Show - seniors, their families and caregivers encouraged to tune in to
learn about advance care planning, MOLST & eMOLST. 10:00am, on www.wcwp.org or 88.1 FM in northern and central Nassau County.
Sep 17 - Engaging Patients in End of Life Discussions: Honoring Patient Wishes and Values 7:30am-12:30pm
Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Buffalo, NY 14225. Physicians - $50, Healthcare Office Professionals -
$20. Visit www.p2wny.org to register. Flyer
Sep 23 - MLMIC 2016 Risk Management Seminar 10:00am-2:30pm Sheraton Syracuse University, 801 University
Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13201. Register by 9/9 via flyer.
Sep 30 - The 30th Annual Conference Spanning the Continuum of Care: Innovations in Geriatric Health Practice
8am-3pm. Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Registration $30. Flyer
Jun 06 - Changing the Conversation About Serious Illness: The Future of Palliative Care 6/6 12-6pm & 6/7 8:30am-
4:30pm. Westchester County Center - 198 Central Ave. White Plains, NY 10606. For registration information
& pricing visit www.PalliativeCareConference.org Flyer
May 18 - Financial Exploitation of Older Adults - 3:00-4:30pm, Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY
14623. RSVP by 5/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org Flyer
May 19 - Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning: Supporting Families at Life's End DVD Presentation, 1-3:30pm and
6-8:30pm, David Klein Center for Compassion and Healing, Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Rd., Rochester, NY
14623. Register by 5/16 by calling (585) 475-8800 Flyer
May 25 - Healthcare Decision Day - 1-5pm in Peconic Bay Medical Center Conference Rooms A, B & C. To RSVP,
please call (631) 548-6827 Flyer
Apr 14 - NHDD Community Education Event, 5:30-6:30pm, Hospice Buffalo, Administrative Building, 225 Como Park
Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227 RSVP (716) 989-3070 or email@example.com More Info
Apr 14 - MOLST & eMOLST Presentation for Suffolk Care Collaboration (DSRIP), 9:30am, Room 105, Health, Sports and
Education Center (HSEC), Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717
Apr 14 - Conversations Change Lives: Know Your Choices. Share Your Wishes, 5:30pm, Suffolk Y Jewish Community
Center, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY. Register by 4/11 by calling (631) 462-9800
Apr 15 - Project Independence and You Radio Show - seniors, their families and caregivers encouraged to tune in to
learn about advance care planning, MOLST & eMOLST. 10:30am, on www.wcwp.org or 88.1 FM in northern and central Nassau County.
Apr 16 - The CHAT (Conversations on Health and Treatment) - free community education program for seniors and
their families. 2:30pm, Maria Regina Residence, 1725 Brentwood Road, Building 1, Brentwood, NY. Pre-register
by contacting Cathy Criscuola (631) 299-3192
Apr 19 - Symposium: Have You Had the Conversation Yet? 8:30am-1:00pm, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical
Center - 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212 Flyer
Apr 25 - Conversations Change Lives: Ministering to Faith Communities About Choices for Life, Death and Bereavement
8 week course Monday Evenings 6-7:30pm April 25 to June 20, 2016, Research Studies Center - Roswell Park
Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY. $60 Registration fee due 4/18 Flyer
Mar 16 - 1st Annual Polly Vincent DiCesare Education Day, For The General Public: MOLST Improving Quality and
Honoring Preferences Near End of Life, March 16 6:30-8:30pm. For Social Workers, Clinicians & Other
Professionals: Integrating MOLST and eMOLST into a Community-wide Approach to Advance Care Planning
March 17 8:30-11:30am. Location for both presentations: Presbyterian Home, Emmaus Room, Middle
Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/16. Flyer
Nov 02 - Life on the Line: The Dangers of Undertreating and Overtreating in End-of-Life Treatment Decisions and
Religion, Sprituality and End-of-Life Care, 4:00-9:00pm, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr.,
Rochester, NY 14624. Free lectures/ $15 Dinner More Information
Oct 14 - Aging Symposium: The End of Life Journey, Keynote Speaker Patricia A. Bomba MD, FACP, $75 fee
RSVP via flyer by 10/5. 8:00am-4:30pm, Ontario ARC, 3071 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Jun 01 - Being Mortal: Exploring the relationship between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, RSVP to
Diana.Gonzalez@smha.org by May 25, 5:30-7:30pm, Carondelet Pavilion, 380 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam NY
May 07 - Palliative Care Symposium, keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Bomba, RSVP to Dr. Louis R. Belzie (718) 240-6981
8am-12:30pm, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Apr 08 - End-of-Life Care: Peace of Mind Through Faith-Based Planning - Session 1, Topics: Why Plan End-of-Life
Care?, Moral and Ethical Considerations, Teachings of the Catholic Church, 7-8:30pm, St. Thomas More
Church, 2617 East Ave, Rochester, NY Flyer
Apr 09 - Conversations About Dying: Being Mortal, facilitated by Pat Spreitzer, RN, BSN, No registration required
11:30am-1pm, St. Peter's Hospital - Mercy conference rooms Flyer
Apr 13 - Consider the Conversation: A documentary and panel discussion on end-of-life preparation, RSVP to
(845) 790-9356 by 4/8, 5:30pm, Conference Room B, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place,
Apr 15 - End-of-Life Care: Peace of Mind Through Faith-Based Planning - Session 2, Topics: Advance Care
Planning, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills, MOLST, 7-8:30pm, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 601
Edgewood Ave., Rochester, NY Flyer
Apr 16 - The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Palliative Care Department - National Healthcare Decisions Day,
10am-2pm, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center Lobby Flyer
Apr 16 - Advance Directives: A Workshop, RSVP to email@example.com by 4/13, 7pm-8:30pm, St.
Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst, NY Flyer
Apr 17 - Institute for Older Adults Wellness Workshop, guest presenter David Leven, Executive Director of End of Life
Choices New York, register with Marilyn Pacheco (212) 342-9224, 9am-1pm, 515 Audubon Ave, New York, NY,
10440, Ground floor - Larson library Flyer
Apr 28 - Being Mortal, facilitated by Laurie Mante, Executive Director and Dr. Paul Heasley, CMO of The Community
Hospice, register through link in flyer, 7:30-10:30am, Leading Age New York, 13 British American Boulevard
Suite 2, Latham, NY Flyer
Mar 05 - NHDD Training Webinar 2: Nuts & Bolts of New York's MOLST Program hosted by Dr. Patricia Bomba, Rev.
Ken Comer & Pat Spreitzer, RN, 12pm-2pm.
Watch the recording of this webinar
Mar 26 - NHDD Training Webinar 3: Hosting a Community Conversation: Proven Models and Available Resources
hosted by Dr. Patricia Bomba, Rev. Ken Comer & Pat Spreitzer, RN, 9am-11am.
Watch the recording of this webinar
Feb 12 - NHDD Training Webinar 1: Community Conversations on Compassionate Care: Conversations Change
Lives! hosted by Dr. Patricia Bomba, Rev. Ken Comer & Pat Spreitzer, RN, 9am-11am.
Watch the recording of this webinar
Nov 13 - New Approaches to Palliative Care, Brochure with Registration Info
8am-4:30pm, Holiday Inn, 1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford, NY
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