Program

The 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium will provide information that is vital to the entire cancer care continuum, from laboratory research regarding biologic mechanisms of symptoms to caring for patients’ psychosocial and spiritual needs during cancer treatment and at end of life. Abstracts will be discussed in the General Sessions, as well as in dedicated Oral Abstract Sessions, providing ample context around the scientific data—the whole-patient perspective.

6:30 AM – 7:55 AM Poster Session B, with Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakout Session: Book Discussion, When Breath Becomes Air

Candice A. Johnstone, MD, MPH – Co-Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin

Eric Roeland, MD – Co-Chair
University of California, San Diego

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP – Speaker
Stanford School of Medicine

Breakout Session: New Aspects of Radiotherapy in Palliative Care

Kavita Dharmarajan, MD – Chair
Mount Sinai Hospital

Case Presentation #1

Simon S. Lo, MD
University of Washington
Precision Radiotherapy Technologies in Management of Brain Metastases

Case Presentation #2

Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Radiotherapy and Other Technical Aspects in the Management of Spinal Metastases

7:55 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome and General Session 4: Issues in Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancy​

Candice A. Johnstone, MD, MPH – Co-Chair
Medical College of Wisconsin

Effie W. Petersdorf, MD – Co-Chair
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Introduction: Advocating for Change

Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Integration of Palliative Care into the Care of Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Relieving Distress Throughout the Stem Cell Transplant Trajectory

Christopher Daugherty, MD
University of Chicago
Prognostication and Its Role in Delaying or Preventing Quality Palliative Care in Hematologic Malignancies

Abstract 103: Randomized trial of inpatient palliative care in patients hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).
First author: Areej El-Jawahri

Panel Question and Answer

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Oral Abstract Session B

 

Joshua Jones, MD – Co-Chair
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Petra Feyer, MD, PhD – Co-Chair
Vivantes Clinics Neukoelln

 

Abstract 190: Strength training to enhance early recovery after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

First author: Eileen Hacker

 

Abstract 235: Inpatient integrated palliative and transplant care to improve family caregiver (FC) outcomes of patients hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT).

First author: Harry VanDusen

 

Oreofe O. Odejide, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Discussion

 

Abstract 5: Perception of curability in an international cohort of advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care.

First author: Sriram Yennu

 

Abstract 45: A quality improvement approach to oncologist referrals for hospice care.

First author: Charles F. von Gunten

 

Abstract 105: Attitudes of radiation oncologists toward palliative and supportive care in the United States: Report on National Membership Survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

First author: Randy Wei

 

Petra Feyer, MD, PhD
Vivantes Clinics Neukoelln
Discussion

 

Panel Question and Answer

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Poster Session B, with Complimentary Boxed Lunch
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Expert Office Hours
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities

 

Faculty Participants:
Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN, Billings Clinic
Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ralph J. Hauke, MD, FACP, Nebraska Cancer Specialists
Joshua A. Jones, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Effie W. Petersdorf, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resource Center
Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Jamie Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Declan Walsh, MD, Trinity College Dublin
David Warr, MD, FRCP, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, Dana–Farber Cancer Instutute

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Poster Walks
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities

Petra Feyer, MD, PhD
Vivantes Clinics Neukoelln
Poster Walk Leader

Gary Rodin, MD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Poster Walk Leader

With book signing by Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, wife of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Meet the Faculty Networking Roundtables
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities

Table 1: Oral Oncology
Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis, DDS, MSc, PhD, University of Athens

Table 2: Supporting Palliative Care Clinicians
Karen E. Steinhauser, PhD, Duke University

Table 3: Funding: NCI and Alternative Sources
Erin Kent, PhD, MS, National Cancer Institute
Diane C. St. Germain, MS, RN, National Cancer Institute
Eric Roeland, MD, University of California, San Diego

Table 4: 2016 Palliative Care Guidelines
Jennifer S. Temel, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Table 5: Hope
Anna Ferguson, RN, BSN, Johns Hopkins University

Table 6: Wit, Hex, Vin, Life, Death: Using Wit as a Teaching Tool
Margaret Edson, Author of Wit, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Keynote Lecture: Science of Long-term Toxicity in Pediatric Oncology

Christinia K. Ullrich, MD, MPH
Dana–Farber Cancer Institute
Introduction

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

General Session 5: Challenges and Disparities for Underserved Populations with Palliative Care Needs

Daniel Hinshaw, MD – Co-Chair
University of Michigan

Christina K. Ullrich, MD, MPH – Co-Chair
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

James F. Cleary, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Global Access to Opioids

Jonathan Koffman, PhD
King's College London
Effect of Global Population Changes on Palliative Care

Emily Haozous, PhD
University of New Mexico
Approaching Cultural Differences in End-of-Life Care

Carmen Green, MD
University of Michigan
Disparities in Pain Management

Panel Question and Answer

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

General Session 6: Conundrums and Controversies in the Care of Patients with Advanced Cancer​

Eduardo Bruera, MD – Co-Chair
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN – Co-Chair
Billings Clinic

Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD
OhioHealth
Risk Assessment for Prescribing Opioids in Cancer

Eduardo Bruera, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Management of Opioid Use in Patients with a History of Addiction

David J. Casarett, MD
Duke University Health System
Medical Marijuana

 

Abstract 44: Usage of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA).

First author: Charles Blanke

Panel Question and Answer