Program By Day

7:00 AM – 6:15 PM Exhibits Open
7:00 AM – 7:50 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:50 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome and General Session 1: Oncology and Palliative Care Integration–​Innovative Models

Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN – Chair
Billings Clinic

Jennifer S. Temel, MD – Chair
Massachusetts General Hospital

Tracy A. Balboni, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Welcome of the Day

Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Successful Models of Integration Into Outpatient Oncology

Diane Jones, MSN, NP
Billings Clinic
Integration in Rural and Community Settings

Janet Bull, MD
Four Seasons Hospice
Creating the Oncology Medical Home

Christina Ullrich, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Pediatric Programs

Panel Question and Answer

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

Oral Abstract Session A


Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH – Chair
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Ourania Nicolatou-Galitis, DDS, MSc, PhD – Chair
University of Athens

Abstract 154: Defining the elements of early palliative care (PC) that are associated with patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the delivery of end-of-life (EOL) care.
First author: Michael Hoerger, PhD, MS

Abstract 91: Economic impact of palliative care among elderly cancer patients. 
First author: Wendi Lebrett

Keith Mark Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC
Birmingham VA Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Abstract 26: Effects of examination room computer on cancer patients perception of physician's compassion, communication skills, and professionalism: A randomized clinical trial.  
First author: Ali Haider, MD


Abstract 202: Integration of palliative care into oncology: A curriculum development project. 
First author: Charles Von Gunten, MD, PhD

Joseph Greer, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Panel Question and Answer

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Poster Session A, With complimentary boxed lunch
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Trainee and Early-Career Networking Luncheon
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1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Keynote Lecture

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, FASCO – Chair
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Angelo E. Volandes, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

General Session 2: Unique Supportive and Palliative Care Challenges of the Older Adult With Cancer

Allan Hovan, DMD – Chair
BC Cancer Agency

Ira R. Parker, DDS, MA, MPH – Chair
ElderCare Mediation Solutions

Aminah Jatoi, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
An Approach to Care for the Vulnerable, Frail Patient as They Navigate Cancer Care

Noam A. VanderWalde, MD
University of Tennessee West Cancer Center
Understanding the Particular Issues Faced by the Older Adult With Cancer: Case Study

Allison Magnuson, DO
University of Rochester Medical Center
Highlighting Adverse Event Management With A Focus on Psychosocial Domains

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University
Transitioning to Palliative Care

Panel Question and Answer

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM


3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

General Session 3: Symptom Management

Charles L. Loprinzi, MD, FASCO – Chair
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM – Chair
University of California, San Diego

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Managing Insomnia

Sandra A. Mitchell, PhD, AOCN
National Cancer Institute

Rudolph M. Navari, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Nausea Associated With Advanced Cancer

Andrea L. Cheville, MD, MSCE
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Physical Therapy and Exercise: What They Can Do For Symptom Burden

Panel Question and Answer

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Poster Session A, Continued
With complimentary wine and cheese reception
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Death Cafe
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5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Poster Walks
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Eduardo Bruera, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Petra Feyer, MD, PhD
Vivantes Clinics Neukoelln

Charles Von Gunten, MD, PhD