Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: The Role of Palliative Care for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 07, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

R. Sean Morrison, MD, FAAHPM
Co-Director, Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
Director, National Palliative Care Research Center
Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care
Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. R. Sean Morrison is Co-Director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center and Director of its National Palliative Care Research Center, national organizations devoted to increasing the palliative care evidence base. He is the Director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine; and Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Morrison has received numerous awards, including AAHPM's PDIA Palliative Medicine National Leadership, Excellence in Research, and Visionary Awards; ACS's Distinguished Achievement in Cancer and Clinical Research Professor Awards; the AGS's Outstanding Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award; and was listed among Thomson Reuters's World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. He is the principal investigator of an NIA funded five-year multi-site study, received over $35 million in research funding, and published over 120 research articles.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how healthcare delivery and population management must adapt to the changing needs of an aging society
  2. Discover how palliative care integration in health systems can improve quality of care, cut costs, and reduce readmissions
  3. Set clear performance and outcomes expectations for palliative care teams
  4. Apply new strategies for expanding and/or strengthening palliative care across the continuum to improve financial and clinical outcomes

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Geriatrics (Department of Medicine)

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