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Past Events Archive

The Community-wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative and its community partners have presented a number of events in order to improve functional health literacy.

If you wish to add events to this archive, please contact us.

Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC)
Through the support of a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Medical Association developed the Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) curriculum.  The goal of the EPEC project is to close the educational gap and improve competency and confidence of healthcare professionals in caring for the dying.

Advance Care Planning

  • Compassion And Support:  Making Choices About Your Health Care - Brockport, NY 04/22/10
  • Clean Bill of Health, Rochester, NY - 04/15/10
  • Making Choices, Respecting Choices - Rockland, NY - 11/11/09
  • Advance Care Planning and the Role of MOLST - Rochester, NY - 10/14/09
  • National Association of Catholic Chaplins Education Day - Buffalo, NY - 10/09/09
  • Advance Directives, Palliative Care and End-of-life Issues for People
    Living with HIV/AIDS, Rev
  • Advance Care Planning & MOLST Presenatation for Patients and
    Families - Malone, NY - 05/14/09
  • Latino Day at the Lilac Festival - Rochester, NY - 05/09
  • Training on HCP with NYSBA's - Brooklyn, NY
  • Chi Eta Phi Soroity 57th NE Reg. Conference - Rochester, NY
  • National Healthcare Decisions Week
  • ACP/CCCC - Episcopal Diocese Convention - Rochester, NY
    -10/24/08
  • Press Conference – Rochester, NY
  • Press Conference – Buffalo, NY
  • Annual Advance Care Planning Week – Binghamton, NY

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care (CCCC)
Advance Care Planning Workshop designed as a facilitated group discussion and presentation led by trained lay and health professional staff.  The goal of these Community Conversations is to promote conversations that help ensure that wishes are honored.

Community Conversations on Compassionate Care Facilitator Training
CCCC Facilitator Training is an 8 hour training on Advance Care Planning. The training provides attendees with the tools needed to facilitate the CCCC workshop and trains attendees who deal with advance care planning on a daily basis with knowledge needed to facilitate 1-on-1 discussions.  The goal is to develop healthcare and community collaborations to promote advance care planning and the completion of advance care directives for all individuals.

2008  

  • CCCC & understanding Hospice Care - Rochester, NY - 10/15/08 
  • 2008 Distinctively Blue Conference - Chicago, IL - 10/5/08 - 10/07/08
  • Explore Pain Management Conference, Plattsburgh, NY - 09/18/08
  • "The Role of the Family in ACP" - City-Wide Ethics/Palliative Grand
    Rounds program in Buffalo, NY - 09/15/08
  • Ethics Grand Rounds at Twig Auditorium, Rochester General Hospital
  • Hospice of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, NY
  • Erie County Community-wide Implementation Task Force, Buffalo, NY
  • MOLST Quality Forums review Preliminary Data.
    Onondaga County:  read more                                   
    Monroe County:       read more                                    
  • Advance Care Planning: "What are Your Choices" read more
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day read more
  • "How to get the Last Word in"! Press Release  Flyer  Web Link

  2007

  • Pastoral Care Training Program at Roswell -
    CCCC - Where Does the MOLST Fit?
  • Excellus Health Plan Wellness to End-of-life Staff and Bilingual Employees, Rochester, NY
2006
  • Southern Tier, Corning, NY
  • Catholic Family Center, Rochester, NY
  • Lifespan, Rochester, NY
  • Bassett-Cooperstown, NY
2005
  • Faxton – St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, NY
  • Spiritual Community, Rochester, NY
  • Aging Community, Rochester, NY
2004
  • Southern Tier End of-life Coalition, Binghamton, NY
  • CHI ETA CHI Sorority, Rochester, NY
  • Roswell Park Buffalo, NY
  • Community Health Foundation Sharing Your Wishes Coalition Leadership
2003
  • Univera Healthcare and Lifetime Health Medical Group, Buffalo, NY
2002
  • Community-wide End of-life/Palliative Care Initiative Volunteers, Rochester, NY

Elder Abuse

  • NYSBA Elder Law Fall Conference - 10/29/10
  • From Park Ave. to the Bronx:  Financial Abuse of the Elderly - 05/06/10
  • Elder Abuse Symposium, Mineola, NY - 05/06/10
  • NYC Elder Abuse Conference - June 2, 2009
  • The 15th Annual NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute -
    Albany, NY - 09/24/08 - 09/25/08
  • Retired Physicians Group of the Rochester Academy of Medicine
    - 11/13/07

Palliative Care

  • Jewish Home Lifecare's 8th Annual Palliative Care Conference - 10/26/10
  • "Wishes Do Come True:  End of Life Issues for Doctors and Patients"
    Buffalo, NY - 10/05/10
  • Webinar training for office and billing managers for a new enhanced reimbursement model
    Rochester, NY - 05/13/10
  • World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on End-of-Life care - Orlando, FL - 12/7 - 12/8/09 
  • Palliative Care Conference:  "Honoring Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life:  Recognizing
     the Value of the MOLST Program" - New Hartford, NY - 11/19/09
  • Collaborative for End of Life Care:  "A Team of Partners in Palliative Care: Challenges
    and Choices in Ethics of Care at End of Life" - White Plains, NY - 11/13/09
  • AAHSA Annual Meeting & Exposition:  "Honoring Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life"
     - Chicago, IL - 11/8 - 11/11/09
  • "Beyond the Health Care Proxy: Advance Care Planning for Patients with Serious Illness"
    - Rochester, NY - 11/07/09
  • "Hospice and Palliative Care in Developing Countries," 2nd Annual International Conference 
     - Fresno, CA - 09/09
  • Recognizing Patients Who Can Benefit From Palliative Care Consultation
    - Buffalo, NY - 06/05/09
  • The Etiquette of Illness: What to Say When You Can't Find the Words
    - Buffalo, NY - 06/12/09
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology Symposium
    - Syracuse, NY - 05/04/09
  • Harvard Medical School "Program in Palliative Care Education
    and Practice," - Cambridge, MA - 05/05/09
  • Hospice Foundation of America 2009 - 04/29/09
  • Oncology Update for Primary Care Physicians - 04/28/09
  • NHPCO 24th Management & Leadership Conf. - 04/23/09 - 04/25/09
  • Sussman Palliative Care Unity, Opening @ URMC - 04/06/09
  • Medical Grand Rounds: Tube Feeding - Rochester, NY - 10/15/08 - 10/16/08
  • The Hospice and Palliative Care Associations. CNY Clinical Variations
    Liverpool, NY - 10/01/08
  • The Ethics of palliative Care in Treating Special Needs Patients with Chronic Conditions
    - 09/20/07hcare@gmail.com

Pediatrics

  • The End-of-Life Education Consortium (ELNEC)
    - 2007 read more

Senior Issues

  • 38th Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of NY - 10/27 - 10/29/10
  • "Genuine Snake Oil".  G. W. Corner Society for History of Medicine at the Rochester Academy
    of Medicine, Rochester, NY - 09/29/10
  • The 24th Annual Conference, "Spanning the Continuum of Care:  Innovations in Geriatric
    Health Practice",  Rochester, NY - 09/24/10
  • End of Life Issues.  St. Bernard's School of Theology, Rochester, NY - 09/22/10
  • 3rd Annual African American Symposium:  "Aging Well", Rochester, NY - 05/01/10
  • Caregiver Coordinator Forums, 2010.  "The Changing Face of Caregiver Coordination:
    What does the Future Hold?" 
  • "Being Your Best:  A Total Wellness Program to Improve Outcomes at Any Age"
    - Rochester, NY - 11/11/09
  • "Challenges of Dementia:  A Geriatrician's Perspective",  Rochester, NY - 11/05/09
  • 37th Annual Conference for the State Society on Aging of NY - Rochester, NY
    - 10/15/09 through 10/17/09
  • Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York 23rd Annual
    Conference:  Spanning the Continuum of Care:  Innovations in Geriatric
    Health Practice - Rochester, NY - 09/25/09
  • Alzheimer's Association 7th Annual Symposium - Rochester, NY - 06/04/09
  • The Older Adult as  Caregiver - 06/10/09
  • Allegany County's 5th Annual Aging Conference - Alfred, NY - 05/08/09
  • Honoring End-of-Life Choices:  Policies and Practice to Reduce Harm
    - Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY - 05/12/09
  • American Geriatric Society 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting - Chicago, IL
    - 04/29/09 - 05/02/09
  • Too Much Stuff:  Finding a Way Out - Workshop on Hoarding - Rochester, NY
    - 04/29/09
  • Society for Arts in Healthcare's 20th Annual Conference - Buffalo, NY
    - 04/22/09 - 04/25/09
  • 2009 LTC International Forum - San Antonio, TX - 04/22/09 - 04/24/09
  • Coalition for Medicare Choices... - Buffalo, NY - 04/16/09
  • SSANY 36th Annual Conference - Saratoga Springs, NY
    - 10/23/08 - 10/15/08 
  • Aging & Alzheimer's - Pittsford, NY - 10/13/08
  • The AAHSA Annual Meeting & Exposition - 10/12/08 - 10/16/08 
  • The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) World Conference 
    -  09/04/08 - 09/05/08
  • The Rochester District of NY Chapter American College of Physicins
    -09/10/08
  • New York State Society on Aging
    - 10/17/07

Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
MOLST is a program designed to improve the quality of care seriously ill patients with advanced chronic illness receive at the end of life. MOLST is based on antecedent goal-based, patient-centered conversation among patients, families and providers. Medical orders are recorded on a bright pink form that travels with the patient and is honored at all sites of care.   

  • Fifth in the Webinar series.  Incorporate FHCDA, MOLST and PCIA:  Systems Implementation in the Physicians Office - 04/05/11
  • NYS Health Facilities Organization Conference in Saratoga, NY - 03/24/11
  • Medical and nursing staff at Wilkinson Nursing Home in Amsterdam, NY - 0315/11
  • Medical and nursing staff Kingsway Arms Nursing Home in Schenectady, NY - 03/02/11
  • Fourth in the Webinar series.  Application of MOLST for Care Transitions
    -02/02/11
  • Third in the Webinar series.  FHCDA and Ethics Review Committee Training
    - 12/16/11
  • Second Webinar hosted by Dr. Bomba.  Capacity Determination
    -10/12/10
  • First in a series of Webinars.  MOLST and FHCDA, hosted by Dr. Bomba
    - 09/23/10
  • Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA) will be discussed by experts at a meeting,
    hosted by North Shore LIJ.  Dr. Samuel Packer and Dr. Dana Lustbader
    will chair the meeting.  Dr. Patricia Bomba will attend to discuss the use of Medical Orders
    for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) - 09/14/10
  • JCC, Understanding MOLST with Patricia Bomba, MD and Timothy Quill, MD
    - Rochester, NY - 05/03/10
  • Enhanced Billing Model Training for Office & Billing Managers
    - Rochester, NY - 12/16/09
  • Best Care Practices in the Geriatrics Continuum 2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL
    - 11/01/09
  • ArchCare Advantage - New York, NY - 10/26/09
  • "Translating Patients' Wishes into Medical Orders:  The POLST Paradigm"
    - West Orange, NJ - 10/22/09
  • 26th Annual New York State EMS Conference:  "Vital Signs 2009"
    - Rochester, NY - 10/15/09 through 10/18/09
  • In-service for Lifespan Ombudsmen Volunteers - Rochester, NY - 10/13/09
  • Writing Your Final Chapter: The Role of MOLST - LifeSpan - Rochester, NY
    -05/21/09
  • Taking the Mystery out of the MOLST Program
    - Flushing, NY - 04/07/09
  • MOLST: A Community -wide Approach to End-of-Life All-Day Conference
    - Rochester, NY - 04/17/2010
    - Rochester, NY - 03/20/2010
    - Latham, NY - 09/30/09
    - Malone, NY - 06/23/09
    - Herkimer, NY - 05/10/09
    - Malone, NY - 05/14/09
    - Jamestown, NY - 12/04/08
    - Buffalo, NY - 11/10/08
    - Binghamton, NY - 10/28/08
  • MOLST: Brand New Legislation & Some Practical Concerns for Professionals
    - Utica, NY - 11/06/08
  • MOLST Conference: Honoring Patient Preferences: The Role of MOLST
  • The Federation for Long Term Care - How the MOLST Program
    specifically applies to patients and families - 11/11/08
  • MOLST Medical (Ethical) Grand Rounds
    - Ethics Grand Rounds: MOLST: Effective Preventive Ethics
      Rochesters General Hospital - Rochester, NY-05/26/09
    - St Joseph's - Elmira, NY-10/17/08  
    - Bassett Healthcare - Cooperstown, NY - 09/19/08
  • MOLST: A program reviewing the medical & legal aspects
    of the MOLST form - 09/15/08 
  • MOLST for Professionals - Lifetime Care - Rochester, NY
    - 09/09/08 - 09/10/08
  • The National Council of Physician & Pharmacist Executives
    Atlanta, GA - 09/09/08 - 09/10/08
  • MOLST for Residents, AHEPA 67 -  Webster, NY - 09/04/08  
  • Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Keynote Speaker - MOLST
    at 462 Gridder Street, Buffalo, NY
MOLST Medical Legal Conference: Improving Communication and Decision-Making for Seriously Ill Patients Guidelines for Attorneys, Physicians and Health Care Professionals
  • Rochester, NY, September 2006
  • Syracuse, NY, November 2006

Community Principles of Pain Management

  • Pain Management for Nurses, Rockland, New York, NY - 11/05/09

Enhancing Pain Management to Achieve Functionality: A Provider Symposium Lead by National Pain Experts

  • Rochester, NY, November 2003
  • Buffalo, May 2004
Enhancing the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain in LTC Facilities: A Train the Trainers Program Developed by Regional LTC Experts
  • Rochester, May 2003
  • Syracuse, October 2004
Symposium on Unwarranted Variation in Medical Care in the Greater Rochester Area - Moving Toward Rational Healthcare Spending

To view highlights of these events, see the Photo Gallery.